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Fertility treatment postcode lottery, Super-gentrification

How access to IVF treatment varies across the UK. The surprising fraud that starts with thieves breaking into a mailbox. A row over Birmingham's traditional silver hallmark.

For many couples, IVF offers their best or only hope of having a baby. In Scotland, couples will soon be entitled to three cycles of the treatment funded by the NHS. In Wales, two cycles are funded, but in England the provision is patchy and depends on decisions made locally by clinical commissioners. Fertility experts are concerned that a postcode lottery in the UK is becoming more pronounced.

We investigate a surprising fraud that starts with thieves breaking into a mailbox.

Is it now socially unacceptable to hang your washing out to dry? We hear that some residential areas have become "super-gentrified", with a new generation of incomers bringing with them surprising expectations of how others should behave.

Producer: Kevin Core
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

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45 minutes


  • IVF

    Couples with fertility problems in Scotland will be offered 3 rounds of IVF on the NHS

    Duration: 10:57

  • Ibiza

    As tourists avoid locations targetted by terrorism how is Spain coping with the influx?

    Duration: 06:06

  • Mailbox Fraud

    How post stolen from an outside mailbox stripped a man of his financial identity

    Duration: 05:32

  • Birmingham Silver

    There are plans to use the traditional Birmingham hallmark for silver - in India

    Duration: 07:18

  • Super-Gentrification

    Why has one Notting Hill resident been complained at for hanging out her washing?

    Duration: 03:10

  • Wet Wipes

    Concerns that non-biodegradable wipes cause problems for water companies and marine life

    Duration: 05:26


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