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Tooth decay, Catering conditions, Car hire

Consumer news, including the fashionable restaurants that wouldn't dream of serving battery chicken but where the staff work twelve-hour days without a break.

New research suggests parents are not taking their children to the dentist. Is this the reason why tooth decay in children is rising rapidly? Or is it the misinformation about snacks and what foods cause decay? Or is it simply that its hard to get appointments for NHS dentists?

We examine the underside of glamorous restaurants and fashionable sporting events. We talk to the chef who routinely works twelve hour days without a break and the waiter who felt the café he worked in cared more about the welfare of the meat in the dishes than the staff.

A European wide investigation of car hire practices has managed to get the leading companies involved to do better for their customers. Is this the end of the endless vehicle rental disaster stories we hear?

And promises to keep local bank branches open where there's a strong community need. Have we been let down?

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • British Gas

    The UK's biggest energy supplier is going to cut its gas prices by 5%

    Duration: 03:04

  • Rental Trends

    Rental prices are rising.

    Duration: 08:57

  • Bad Teeth

    New research suggests that a million children under eight have never been to the dentist.

    Duration: 09:39

  • Cost of Catering

    Working conditions and the pressures of life in the catering business.

    Duration: 06:30

  • Car Hire Reform

    Car hire companies are promising to play fair. Will a new code make a difference?

    Duration: 03:52

  • American Apparel

    The new Chief Executive has unveiled her strategy for shareholders.

    Duration: 05:30

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