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28/10/2013

Investigating the real cost of the bedroom charge. Sarfraz Manzoor reviews how Luton overcame its social problems. And a look at the increasing popularity of children's motorsport.

David Whiteley investigates the real cost of the bedroom charge. In Suffolk, Jackie is facing having to leave her home which the council spent £36,000 adapting especially for her.

Luton is a town that's often suffered from a bad press. Racial tension and tough economic times have given it an image problem. Author Sarfraz Manzoor returns to the town where he grew up. He wants to know if it's overcome the problems that made him leave when he was 18. He meets young people, artists and musicians who live in Luton and Londoners thinking of moving there. Is Luton on the up?

Meet some of the fastest kids in the country. They travel at over 300 miles an hour. They are junior dragsters. We follow two sisters from Wellingborough to the European Finals at Santa Pod and find out why this motorsport has become such a hit with families. Hold onto your hats and ear plugs ready these car go with a bang!

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 Oct 2013 19:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Whiteley
Reporter Sarfraz Manzoor
Series Editor Diana Hare

Broadcast

  • Mon 28 Oct 2013 19:30