13/05/2009

Presented by Winifred Robinson.

A Select committee says that pub companies have too much power.

MPs are 'astonished' by the low salaries of major pub landlords. So what should change in British pubs? With Andrew Pring, Editor of the Morning Advertiser, Mark Hastings from the Beer and Pub Association and Simon Clarke from The Eagle in South London.

The collapse of XL Leisure Group last September left around 240,000 people without the holidays they had paid for. So why is the system that safeguards their money taking so long to pay out? With Sheila Sumner (an XL customer waiting for a refund) and David Moesli, Deputy Director of Consumer Protection with the Civil Aviation Authority.

The European Commission has issued its biggest ever fine on a company. Intel, manufacturer of the microchips that are inside many of our computers, has been ordered to pay just under a billion pounds.

Rupert Murdoch has announced he could start charging for online news services by the end of the year. So is the age of free news online coming to an end?

The writer and comedian Steve Armstrong ponders the latest offerings from the world of wine and beer.

On May 11th 2004, nine people were killed and many were injured when a plastics factory in Glasgow exploded. John Waite finds out how those left behind are coping and asks what has happened to the publication of recommendations from a public inquiry into the disaster.

The residents of Green Lane in Southampton have been part of a year-long social experiment by British Gas. Louise Champ goes to see how they're getting on.

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