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Digital exclusion, perfume, homebuilding crisis

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 17 May 2013

Seven million people have never clicked a mouse; 14 million don't use online services; are business and government guilty of bullying consumers who don't feel comfortable online?

The government have decided to de-regulate will-writing meaning anyone can write one. It'll be easier and cheaper but will it be better?

If the caveman didn't eat it; nor should you, that's the basis of an extreme diet some hardy souls are trying out. Our reporter Bob Walker gave the Paleo-diet a go- so you don't have to!

The UK has some wonderfully tasty wild mushrooms but easy is it to pick one that will make you very ill or even kill you.

Scent lovers are spending less on premium perfumes but more on cheaper brands; are we economising or can't we tell the difference?

The cloak and danger antics increasingly employed in the business of releasing a top pop album.

Builders blame councils and council blame builders: Why is it so difficult for us to hit our housing targets?

Ocado sign up to run Morrison's online delivery service - Morrison's is the last of the major supermarkets to launch an online offering but could it be worth the wait?

Chapters

9 items
  • Digital Exclusion

    Are ‘offline’ consumers getting a raw deal from business and government?

  • Wills

    A record stash of cash has gone unclaimed for the lack of a will.

  • Paleo Diet

    Our reerter tries a new diet based on the eating habits of the paloelithic man.

  • Mushrooms

    Feast or fatal? Making the most of mushrooms and living to tell the tale.

  • Emails

    Emails from viewers about Zero Hour contracts

  • Perfume

    Common scents: premium perfumes lose out to cheaper brands.

  • Music Security

    The artists making a song and dance out of silence.

  • New Build Housing

    What is stopping a new build boom?

  • Morrisons/Ocado

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