There is no doubt the pressure is on to spend a lot at this time of the year. But can you really reject the commercial and social pressure and just not buy anything. That's exactly what one blogger did. Our reporter Mary Newman spoke to Emily Hedlund to find out how and why she did this.
Sleep is absolutely fundamental, and can have a serious impact on our health and wellbeing if we don’t have enough. And yet we are one of the worst countries in Europe when it comes to sleep deprivation - in both adults and kids. Indeed 90% of us wake at least once in the night, for a tenth of us it is 5 times or more! Independent sleep practitioner, educator and analyst James Wilson aka The Sleep Geek joined Share Radio Morning’s Georgie Frost to analyse our sleep habits.
Who does the lion's share? Nearly 90% of women say they do most of the Christmas shopping, compared to just 3% of men. Sarah Pennells, founder of the site SavvyWoman.co.uk joined Share Radio Morning’s Georgie Frost on the line to talk about the findings.
Heather Barrie runs a coffee truck at Arundel Station in West Sussex and has been vocal on the strike. She spoke to Share’s Georgie Frost about the problems she’s witnessed so far for commuters and the local economy.
It’s day two of misery for Southern rail passengers. Share’s Georgie Frost was joined on the line by Summer Dean from the Association of British Commuters, one of the main protest groups against the strike.
Today Georgie Frost was joined in the studio by finance and consumer rights expert Martyn James. Today on the agenda, they discuss 11-year low of 4.8% unemployment, the Southern Rail train strikes and Britains 4G coverage on par with Albania. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The market is heading into the last US Federal Reserve meeting of the year almost certain that the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) will raise the Fed fund rate by 25 bps, from current 0.25% to 0.50%. Professor Peter Rupert, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Former Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank joined Share Radio to discuss.
Japan's government is set to forecast real economic growth of around 1.5% and nominal growth of about 2.5% for the next fiscal year from April. This according to two government officials involved in the projection process told Reuters. The projections have not yet been finalised and can change slightly by the time the government announces the figures on Dec. 20. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka, Japan, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. He joined Georgie on the phone to talk about our rail services and rail networks around the world that outdo British networks.
Now we all remember the case of Jeremy Clarkson being sacked from Top Gear, as a result of punching his producer over a lack of a hot meal. But what about if you are punched by your boss at a party? As farfetched as it sounds it really happened, Kevin Charles from Crossland Employment Solicitors joined Georgie Frost to explain what happened and the legal issues involved in the resulting court case.