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Should The UK Government Spend Aid Money Overseas, Or Does Charity Begin At Home?

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 August 2013

A Northamptonshire based charity says overseas aid is vital and that comments made by UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom about the money being paid from the UK Government were irresponsible.

Reporter Tom Percival talks to Frankie Parrish from the charity Riders for Health which spends some UK Government money overseas. Stuart talks to Margot Parker from UKIP in Corby, and to Reverend Robert Hill, Social Responsibility Adviser for the Diocese of Peterborough.

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* more of Towcester's Roman heritage is being uncovered with the archaeological dig at the Moat Lane development

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