Winifred Robinson hears which charities may be affected most by funding cutbacks. Why the sales are hitting the high street much earlier this year and why manufacturers of new cars claim they are impossible to steal.
Lots of people who hired vans to take to Glastonbury say they have been let down by the company SunDrive.
Sales on the high street started earlier than normal this year. Claer Barrett, retail correspondent for the Financial Times explained why.
Localism Select Committee Report
A report from the Commons Select Committee for Communities and Local Government is critical of the government's localism policy.
Park and Ride
A park and ride scheme in Doncaster is criticised for attracting less than a quarter of the traffic expected.
The Future for Charities
A report published this week warns that some charities will suffer more than others when they are affected by public spending cuts. We spoke to Help the Heroes who receive no public funding.
Council Pest Control Cutbacks
Some local councils are cutting back their pest control services or charging for it. What are the consequences?
Cheshire Building Society Fraud
Shari Vahl reports on the sentencing of two men accused of taking part in a 50 million pound fraud against the Cheshire Building Society.
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