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Jon Cuthill investigates how our enthusiasm for fast food is fuelling the theft of used cooking oil. A care home owner accuses local authorities of paying too little for elderly care and Roger Finn is in Sussex on the trail of wintering birds as he reports on one of the biggest coastal re-alignment schemes in recent times.

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29 minutes

Last on

Mon 10 Feb 2014 19:30
BBC One Oxfordshire, South only

The secret world of the cooking oil thieves

The secret world of the cooking oil thieves

Britain's love of fast foods means there is a lot of used cooking oil to dispose of from takeaways and restaurants.


Last year at least 25,000 tonnes of waste cooking oil was stolen across the country, with a large proportion being converted into illegal biodiesel for the black market.


Watch Jon Cuthill investigate the thieves in the BBC News video feature.


Role Contributor
PresenterJon Cuthill
ReporterRoger Finn
DirectorJane Goddard
Series ProducerJane French