This week Georgie was joined by consumer writer at Money Saving Expert Megan French. They were looking at rail fare reforms making our train fares simpler and why energy firms are still charging exit fees. Plus we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
If you thought a diet of champagne and lobster sounds expensive, well think again. Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk Tom Church spent a year of sticking to a shopping regime of only reduced items marked by a yellow label and managed to save £3,400 on food and drink. Speaking to Share Radio's Tom Hill he explained just how it's done.
Last weekend marked the start of the Chinese New Year festivities. In a 2 week celebration, families will cook a whole host of dishes to welcome the new year, preparing certain ingredients that will bring prosperity to loved ones. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Emmy nominated TV chef and author Ching He Huang to find out what the Year of the Rooster will bring to our dinner tables.
Young entrepreneurs are more than twice as positive about the growth of their businesses than older generations, despite any potential threats from Brexit. A report by Albion Ventures said two thirds of owners under the age of 35 think their companies will grow in the next year. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Albion's Patrick Reeve.
Georgie Frost was joined by senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discussed the new trial to make rail fares simpler. Plus they look into why people spend 4 days a year in total trying to find a parking space. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Now it's time to review some of the biggest political stories. Georgie Frost was joined by Billy Bambrough, Editor of economics and business website Verdict.co.uk. MPs will vote later on whether to pass a law which gives the prime minister the power to start the process of leaving the European Union. Are the government expected to win?
Joining us to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's very own Juliette Foster. There's a couple of big announcements coming out of TalkTalk this morning. Apple has also announced for the final three months of 2016 and we have housing data from Nationwide.
There was no shortage of European economic data today - but the most important was the overall figure, with the Eurozone growing 0.5 percent in the final quarter of 2016, taking annual growth to 1.8 percent for the year. That's behind UK growth for 2016 at 2.2% but ahead of the US, at only 1.6 percent. For more detail, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Jennifer McKeown, Chief European Economist at Capital Economics.
All of the day's top economic stories including the FTSE's shift, regional UK construction boom and some concerning signs for UK consumer sentiment. Plus a slew of Eurozone data showing where the strong - and weak - economies are on the continent. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Alex Dryden, market strategist at JP Morgan, to analyse the day's news.
Shares in Ocado have jumped 7% today after the online grocer revealed profits rose by 20% last year, but the company still hasn't announced a long-promised partnership with an overseas retailer. Results were also out from soft drink maker Britvic and Carpetright. Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the FT, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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