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Play Streets: No Cars

56 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 September 2013

We go to Bristol, where in some streets, cars and motorbikes are banned so children can play safely on the streets. This week Scotland brings in a law which makes it compulsory to fit a carbon monoxide alarm if you install a new heater. So why doesn't the rest of the UK do the same? And we'll also be looking at the millions of pounds being paid to solicitors who are making claims against NHS hospitals.


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  • Play Streets

    Children in Bristol enjoy safe play on their street, as the road is closed to traffic
    Parents of children who want to play outside are getting the chance to reclaim the streets by applying to have the road closed to traffic for up to 3 hours at a time. The result is what’s known as a ‘play street’ – where councils have allowed parents to stop cars and motorbikes for a set period of time, to enable children to run around, play football or ride their bikes in much safer surroundings.



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