Disabled school transport cuts, Energy saving lightbulbs, BBC Sounds
The cuts to school transport affecting disabled children. The health impacts of energy-saving lightbulbs. The imminent end of the BBC's iPlayer Radio app.
You and Yours has learned that councils in England are reducing the amount of free school transport available to disabled children. At least 16 local authorities have stopped or changed the transport provided to disabled pupils aged 16 - 18. One mother tells us how she was forced to give up work so she could take her son to school. We hear from disability campaigners and local authorities.
An author claims the shift to low energy LED lightbulbs has made her feel ill, and believes it’s also harming wildlife. In ‘Incandescent: We Need to Talk About Light’, Anna Levin argues that the government should pause the energy-saving rollout until more is understood about the technology.
As the BBC prepares to switch off its iPlayer Radio app, we find out what listeners think of its replacement, BBC Sounds. Have the latest updates addressed some of the criticisms it faced in its early days? We speak to BBC Sounds executive, Dan Taylor-Watt.
Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Harry Kretchmer
- Thu 19 Sep 2019 12:18