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Beat the scammers, Automatic braking in cars, Fly tipping

New efforts to crack down on scammers, car braking technology and the trouble you can get into if you don't check who's taking your excess household rubbish away.

Winifred Robinson hears about new efforts to crack down on scammers. The cars that do the braking for you to avoid a crash. The trouble YOU can get into if you don't check who's taking your excess household rubbish away. And would you share a flat or house with other people- other than your family- as you get older?

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • School Fines

    Jon Platt will legally challenge unauthorised term-time holiday fines for other parents

    Duration: 07:32

  • Automatic Braking in Cars

    Calls for automatic braking to be standard-issue on all new UK cars

    Duration: 07:13

  • Fly Tipping

    How you can end up with big a fine if that "man with a van" ends up dumping your rubbish

    Duration: 06:31

  • Flat Sharers

    Latest figures suggest a 4 fold increase in the over 55's renting shared accommodation

    Duration: 07:08

  • Afternoon Tea

    The art of creating the perfect afternoon tea

    Duration: 06:16

  • Beat The Scammers

    Talk Talk speaks to us about a new national awareness campaign targeting scammers

    Duration: 02:23

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