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Georgie Frost

Financial Advisor David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial on The News Review 26/10/16

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Financial Advisor David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial on The News Review 26/10/16
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Financial Advisor David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today they discuss the big story that Vodafone is expected to be hit with a multimillion pound fine for failures in its UK business. Elsewhere, it's not good news for Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee, as they face growing competition from independent coffee bars. Plus, men have on average £7,000 more in savings than women. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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David Braithwaite


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Georgie Frost

How are you at organising your finances? If you struggle, listen here...

Georgie Frost
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How are you at organising your finances? If you struggle, listen here...
How are you at organising your finances? Could Ernest help. Ernest is a finance coach that learns about your finances and your outgoings and answers questions about them, such as: "How much did I spend on food last month?" and "How much deposit can I put aside in 9 months?" or "Can I afford a new car?".

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Georgie Frost

What is the difference in cost if you are single, cohabiting or married? Listen here to find out...

Georgie Frost
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What is the difference in cost if you are single, cohabiting or married? Listen here to find out...
What are the costs of being single, cohabiting and being married? A report has found less than a quarter of couples eligible for marriage tax allowance are bothering to claim it, according to HMRC. But why? To find out more, and other money questions on relationship status's, Georgie spoke to Andy Webb, a personal finance journalist and blogger at 'Be Clever With your Cash'.
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Andy Webb


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Georgie Frost

Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Internet Institute, talking about how long you spend online affects your life

Georgie Frost
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Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Internet Institute, talking about how long you spend online affects your life
How long do you spend online? Last year - the average adult spent three hours and nine minutes every day surfing the web - according to the internet advertising bureau. A typical household has more than seven online devices So what are we doing and what effect is it having on our lives? To find out, Georgie was joined by Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Internet Institute.
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Bernie Hogan


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Money Fight Club: Battling for your boiler

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Money Fight Club: Battling for your boiler
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and James walker enter the ring to fight for your rights in the financial world. We take a look at cold weather contracts - they are battling for your rights when it come to boiler breakdowns. Also on the agenda, are Black box insurance boxes the right way to go and ask if couples should have joint bank accounts?
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Lindsay Cook, James Walker


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Georgie Frost

Independent financial journalist Martyn James on the News Review 25/10/16

Georgie Frost
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Independent financial journalist Martyn James on the News Review 25/10/16
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial journalist Martyn Jame. Today they discuss the controversial decision which MPs voted on regarding approving Heathrow's third runway. Also on the agenda, high profile cyber-attacks are showing Brits the importance of security. Elsewhere, Britain's retail chains are closing 15 stores a day, while marmite is helping Tesco as sales soared by 61%. All this plus more on the News Review.
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Martyn James


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Georgie Frost

Heathrow Airport: Live reaction after the government approved a third runway

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Heathrow Airport: Live reaction after the government approved a third runway
The Government have decided to expand Heathrow airport and build a third runway. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says a new runway at Heathrow is a clear signal the UK is open for business following the Brexit vote. But what does the public think about this decision. We have live reaction from John Stewart of HACAN - the protest group, plus Julian Bray, an Aviation Expert and Matthew Jaffa from the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Georgie Frost

Professor Cary Cooper a psychologist at Manchester University on work burnouts

Georgie Frost
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Professor Cary Cooper a psychologist at Manchester University on work burnouts
Do you find that your work day drags on? Or maybe you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to focus to get your work done? Then maybe you have suffered a work burnout. Burnouts affect people in different ways, but it can take a long time to realise you're in trouble. So what is this syndrome and how can you beat it at work? To find out, Georgie was joined on the line by Professor Cary Cooper, a psychologist at Manchester University.
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Cary Cooper


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Georgie Frost

Mark Driscoll from Forum of the Future on what Flexitariansim is

Georgie Frost
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Mark Driscoll from Forum of the Future on what Flexitariansim is
Many people around Britain are cutting back on how much meat they eat. This is down to concerns over meat's effect on health, the environment and animal welfare. It's a trend known as Flexitarianism, or semi-vegetarianism, and is said to be a step towards a healthier and more sustainable planet. Our reporter Frey Lindsay spoke to Mark Driscoll from Forum of the Future to explain what exactly Flexitariansim is, and how it will impact us.
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Mark Driscoll


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Georgie Frost

Richard Parkin from Fidelity on new state pension proposals

Georgie Frost
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Richard Parkin from Fidelity on new state pension proposals
Should we take our state pension early? Under new government proposals, we all could be given that choice. A new report has outlined changes that could move the state pension age up or even allow people to take their pension early. To find out, Share Radio reporter, Tom Hill, spoke to Richard Parkin from Fidelity.

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