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You and Yours - 14/05/2009


Presented by Winifred Robinson. A European crackdown on airlines is forcing them to spell out all the charges for bookings online. Ryanair is defending a new charge of 40 pounds for passengers who turn up at airports without boarding passes. With Stephen McNamara of Ryanair and Antonia Mochan from the European Commission. Following hundreds of complaints, the Government has changed the way the Warmfront scheme is run and increased the grants. But will it solve all the problems? With Shadow Energy Minister Charles Hendry. Liz Barclay looks into how unwanted telephone calls and junk mail can be avoided. BT is cutting 15,000 jobs - around 10 per cent of the workforce and 5,000 more than expected - and has reported an annual loss of 134 million pounds. With BBC business editor Robert Peston and telecoms analyst Nigel Hawkins. Thousands of learning disabled athletes are limbering up for the Special Olympics in Leicester. We hear from basketball player Lee Penfold who keeps us up to date with preparations for the July games. Last year a Government scheme, MyChoice Homebuy, was launched to help homebuyers who couldn't otherwise afford to get on the housing ladder. But agents who hand out the money say funds have dried up.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-05-14 12:00:00 - 2009-05-14 12:57:00 on Radio 4 FM,