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Analysis: Over a barrel?...
Analysis: Over a barrel?

Thursday 3 August, 8.30-9pm, Radio 4

World energy prices are high and global demand shows no signs of abating. Quentin Peel asks what a seller's market in fuel means for our future security.

Costing the earth: Guerrilla Gardeners

Thursday 3 August, 9-9.30pm, Radio 4

They arrive under the cover of darkness, armed with nothing but a shovel and a charming selection of bedding plants. Can the Guerrilla Gardeners transform Britain's inner cities into green oases? Tom Heap reports.

The Time Trumpet

Thursday 3 August, 10-10.30pm, BBC2

Comedy series written by Armando Iannucci. Set 30 years in the future, it looks back at events today, speaking to older versions of current celebrities. This week's programme looks at the end of Tony Blair and the rise and fall of David Cameron.

Parking mad

Friday 4 August, 7-7.30pm, BBC2

Libby Potter investigates Britain's parking restrictions, the bane of every motorist's life. Is it right to make money out of enforcing the law?

Bridging the gap

Monday 7 August, 11-11.30am, Radio 4

Simon Fanshawe meets Pat Stewart and Rob Burley, who run a scheme in Manchester which brings young teenagers and pensioners together. For the teenagers it is a change from ASBOs, gangs and boredom while the older people have their stereotyped views of young people overturned.

Effective waste management for local government

Wednesday 13 September, Cavendish Conference

Centre, London W1G

Managing waste is a big issue, with councils adapting to new regulatory and financial pressures. Find out more about how to make your waste management as efficient as possible.

Accelerating local area agreements

Tuesday 19 September, Millennium Copthorne Tara, London W8 5SR

As the third round of local area agreements draws nearer LGC brings together the top performers to share their insights and tips on best practice.

For more details call: 0845 056 8341

The front page

From now until Sunday 8 October, British Library, Euston Road, London NW1

An exhibition of British newspaper front pages from the early 20th century to the current day. Iconic front pages include reports on the Wall Street Crash to the Sun's Gotcha report of the sinking of the General Belgrano.

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