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Truffle hunting, Buy-to-let, Jewson hack

Consumer affairs programme. Why buy-to-let landlords are selling up. And hunting for the first black truffles to be grown in the UK.

For the first time Black Truffles have been grown successfully in the UK. They are more normally found in the warmer parts of southern Europe but a farmer and a scientist have teamed up in an eight year project to cultivate the fungi that sell for thousands of pounds. Our reporter Shari Vahl goes on the hunt.

The estate agency Savills says it's forecasting a slow down in sales of buy-to-let properties, following a change in the way landlords are taxed. We speak to a landlord who is about to sell 21 of his properties and ask him whether he still feels property is a sound investment.

The website of the builders' merchants Jewson has been hacked. We speak to one customer who had £5000 taken from his account.

Plus the travel insurance policy small-print that cost one family £1250 - and the insurance company that's trying to educate people about how travel insurance works.

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Natalie Donovan.

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45 minutes


  • Jewsons Hack

    Builders Merchants Jewson contacts thousands of customers after hack.

    Duration: 06:47

  • Truffles Package

    The first ever Black truffle has been grown successfully in the UK

    Duration: 07:35

  • Minimum Alcohol Pricing

    Health charities urge UK governments to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

    Duration: 04:19

  • Buy To Let

    Buy-to-let landlords selling up.

    Duration: 06:38

  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day

    Is Beaujolais Nouveau making a comeback?

    Duration: 05:16

  • Travel Insurance

    Listener outlines confusing travel insurance excess that's charged 'per person'

    Duration: 07:07


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