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More accurate MPG tests; The revival of the classic red phone box

A more accurate test to make sure you better know the MPG achieved by a new car, the risks of investing in crowd funded technology projects, and a new use for the red phone box.

New, more accurate tests are being introduced to tell you how many miles per gallon you might get from a new car.

The risks and rewards of "crowd funding" - we'll hear how backers are still empty handed, three years after shelling out a hundred thousand pounds.

And the smallest businesses on the high street, setting up shop in old red telephone boxes.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Mike Young.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • CAR TESTING

    New, more reliable tests are introduced for new car's fuel economy and emissions.

    Duration: 04:22

  • KICKSTARTER

    The risks and rewards of crowd funding.

    Duration: 07:16

  • RNIB - Royal National Institute of Blind People

    How the RNIB is trying to turn things around after several years of losing money.

    Duration: 03:55

  • RED PHONE BOX BUSINESS

    The small businesses bringing new life to the traditional red phone box.

    Duration: 06:57

  • VACUUMS

    Vacuum cleaners with motors above 900 watts are banned by the EU to save on energy.

    Duration: 05:01

  • TURMERIC

    Sales of turmeric have been on the increase.

    Duration: 05:38

  • CONTACTLESS

    10 years of contactless payments in the UK.

    Duration: 05:51

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