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Irene Hays; High Rise Cladding; Barefoot Running

All of the high street shops closed when Thomas Cook collapsed have been bought by Hays Travel. We talk to Irene Hays about her plans for the business.

The high-rise flat owners who are mortgage prisoners because their buildings have some cladding, even though it's safe and non-flammable.

Independent Travel Agent Hays Travel has bought 555 Thomas Cook high street shops, and the company hopes to redeploy 2500 staff. We speak to Irene Hays, Group Chair of the company on the deal.

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More bespoke trainers are now available for runners, but one man says we should ditch the expensive shoes altogether and run barefoot. Is it better for your body?

And, since January over 3000 people have made complaints to the Financial Ombudsman about failures of SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) companies. Our reporter Shari Vahl looks at how regulators have failed people who invested their pension pots this way.

Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Lydia Thomas

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