Julian Worricker on the E. Coli outbreak in beansprouts; proposed benefits cuts for those living in social housing deemed too big for their needs; and Royal Mail privatisation.
Julian Worricker on consumer news including the latest on the E. Coli outbreak in beansprouts in Germany. We discuss proposed benefits cuts for those living in social housing deemed too big for their needs. We explore claims that the plans will drive low income tenants towards debt and loan sharks as they try to stay in their homes. We consider a relatively unknown treatment approved for addressing Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. It's called EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and the Ministry of Defence is just one of the bodies beginning to use it. And Royal Mail privatisation - can we expect further delays as the legislation comes before Parliament?
E. Coli & Beansprouts
Now cucumbers are out of the frame, health officials are pointing the finger at beansprouts as the cause of the deadly E. Coli outbreak.
Housing benefit cuts for those with 'spare' rooms
The Government plans to cut housing benefit for those in social housing if they are living in a property deemed too big for them. We hear from one couple who would be forced to move.
Steven Armstrong on how modern flying can become a battle between passengers and airline staff.
The Ministry of Defence has just awarded a 3 year contract to roll out a (relatively) unknown psychological therapy to help service personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The privatisation of the Royal Mail is on the agenda at the House of Commons this week but some last minute obstacles have surfaced.
Peter White talks to Katharine Quarmby about her latest book "Scapegoat" - which suggests hostility to people with a disability is deep rooted and long established.
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