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Royal Wedding memorabilia, Nissan Navara, Living on benefits

Behind the scenes of the factories making memorabilia for the Royal Wedding. Plus how benefit payment freezes mean people are struggling to pay basic bills.

New figures suggest a growing gap between house prices and wages in England and Wales. We speak to prospective buyers and estate agents in Derby about the difficulties buying in their area.

Producers of ceramics, food and souvenirs are gearing up for the Royal Wedding next month. Our reporter Bob Walker visits the factories working hard deliver memorabilia for the event. What are the must-haves and how much thought goes into them?

As Environment Secretary Michael Gove brings together 40 major manufacturers - including major food businesses - to set ambitious targets to cut plastic waste by 2025, we speak to a boss from Proctor and Gamble the makers of Fairy, Head and Shoulders and Tampax.

The amount of money you get if you live on benefits has remained the same for two years. We speak to four people living on those benefits to find out how they balance their household budgets while prices for food, utilities and travel grow.

There's more technology that helps keep your home secure coming onto the market. We hear about Amazon buying the company behind Ring, which allows you to film and speak to the person on your doorstep when they buzz your bell, as well as other home security devices.

Thousands of Nissan Navara owners are complaining about a defect in the chassis of their pick up truck. It's causing the wheels to bend out of alignment and in extreme cases the whole back end is snapping off. Nissan is fixing vehicles under 12 years old, but You and Yours listeners say they've only just realised there's a problem and their car is now over 12 years old.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • UK Plastics Pact

    A plan to transform the UK plastic packaging system to keep plastic out of the ocean

    Duration: 05:51

  • Royal Wedding Merchandise

    Behind the scenes at Royal Wedding memorabilia manufacturers to see their design ideas

    Duration: 07:04

  • Cost of Living

    People of working age who claim benefits have had their incomes frozen since 2015

    Duration: 08:31

  • Video Doorbells

    Amazon makes a push into home security with its purchase of video doorbell maker Ring

    Duration: 04:33

  • Nissan Navara

    Owners of Nissan Navara trucks say a significant defect means the chassis is rusting away

    Duration: 06:07

  • Generation Rent

    ONS figures show the gap between wages and house prices has widened in England

    Duration: 05:49

Broadcast

  • Thu 26 Apr 2018 12:15

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