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Handbag clinic; Rent or buy?; Ian Hislop

The thriving designer handbag repair clinic that's handled twenty million pounds worth of bags in three years since opening.

Generation rent will become generation buy. That was the promise David Cameron made last October when he started what he called a "national crusade" to help thousands to buy their first home. Now it looks like the government is moving away from schemes to help us buy. The new Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, gave his first major speech this week. And he said that building starter homes to rent, and not just buy, was a priority. Is this what "generation rent" want to hear?

We talk to Private Eye editor Ian Hislop about his thirty year tenure on the satirical magazine. It's paper-only but sales are at a thirty year high. How has he done it?

And the thriving new market in rejuvenating designer handbags - because they're worth it.

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45 minutes


  • Build to Rent

    Is the government moving from help to buy to build-to-rent?

    Duration: 08:23

  • Handbag Clinic

    A clinic for damaged designer bags handles 20 million worth of bags in 3 years.

    Duration: 06:45

  • Shopping Centres- new retail space

    Shopping centre openings and revamps will reach a four-year high next year.

    Duration: 04:45

  • Mobile Phones

    Network provider performance.

    Duration: 05:52

  • Paralympics

    Peter White reports from Rio.

    Duration: 07:02

  • Private Eye

    Sales of Private Eye magazine are booming in a declining print newspaper market.

    Duration: 05:10

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