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2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 24 January 2014

Labour says people are suffering a cost of living crisis, despite government figures suggesting take-home pay is outstripping inflation for most workers. We examine whether people are feeling the benefit of the recovery, and how big a factor living standards will be at the next election.

We hear allegations of corruption around the Sochi Winter Olympics from one of Russia's senior opposition politicians, from a Sochi businessman who's fled the country, and from a woman who claims her home was taken from her fraudulently.

And we examine the story of a ghost ship floating in the Atlantic off the west coast of Ireland. Salvage hunters believe the Russian cruiser is still afloat - with no crew, no power and no communications. But no-one has heard from the ship for nearly a year since it broke free of a tugboat off Newfoundland.


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