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Cold calls for health supplements, 50 years of Beeching and fare dodging

Consumer news with Julian Worricker, including the company that sends health supplements to the elderly, charging hundreds of pounds, whether they want them or not.

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker. Today: the company that sends health supplements to the elderly, charging hundreds of pounds, whether they want them or not. Fifty years of Beeching's cuts to the railways - we'll be hearing what the impact of those cuts was and how many of the lines that were closed are reopening, and the protestors who advocate fare dodging on public transport.

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55 minutes

Chapters

  • Sanda Wellbeing

    Elderly people bought ‘health’ tablets, unknowningly agreeing to pay hundreds of pounds.

    Duration: 06:58

  • PiP Implants

    There will be court action against the company which gave PIP implants the CE safety mark.

    Duration: 05:09

  • Jailhouse Cafe

    Prisoners who work in a café in Portland in Dorset.

    Duration: 08:02

  • Benefit Changes

    Part of a series looking at changes to benefits. Today: a look at Universal Credit.

    Duration: 04:34

  • Beeching 50 Years Anniversary

    50th anniversary of the Beeching cuts. What’s happened since?

    Duration: 08:09

  • Fare Dodging

    People all over the world dodge fares to protest high ticket prices, but does it working?

    Duration: 06:09

  • Energy Blackout

    Heavy industry users of energy may have to shut down to save energy for domestic users.

    Duration: 10:39

Broadcasts

  • Mon 25 Mar 2013 12:00
  • Mon 25 Mar 2013 12:04

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