Cigarettes are being sold in the UK in standardised green packaging with explicit images from today, under new rules designed to cut the number of smokers. It comes after the world's four largest tobacco firms lost a legal challenge against the Government's new plain packaging rules at the High Court on Thursday. Ben Southwood, Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, discussed tobacco legislation and the changes to e-cigarettes.
A huge search operation involving the Egyptian, Greek, French and British military is continuing in the Mediterranean Sea. EgyptAir flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board when it dropped off the radar at 37,000 feet. The loss of another passenger plane raises major business issues for carriers everywhere. John Strickland is a former airline industry chief, and the founder of JLS Consulting, looked at the industry implications.
We continue are coverage of Mental Health Week. This time, we focus on how mental health issues are dealt with in the workplace. Jayne Carrington is a director of 'Rehab works' which trains Line Managers, to help encourage people to spot signs joined Georgie.
Thirty-five million pounds is spent every year and over 100 operations take place every day removing decaying teeth from children resulting in the missing school according to the local government association. A third of 12-year-olds are too embarrassed to smile because of the state of their teeth. Dental health professionals are hoping to improve this by highlighting three key messages for National Smile Month. Dental surgeon Steve Williams spoke to Georgie.
Each year in the UK, more than half a million people take the plunge and start a business of their own. Some businesses survive, but we know that many don't. The rewards can be great but success requires careful planning. But even then, the best laid plans can't prevent all bumps along the road - be they staffing, taxes, money, or personal problems. So where do you turn if you do hit problems in the early years? Frank O'Keeffe, Mike Jupp and Robert Ferguson join Georgie to share with us their highs and the lows
Mike Jupp, Frank O'Keeffe aka "Mister Taco", Robert Ferguson
Eating insects for nourishment is not a novel idea and has never became common in Modern Europe…until now perhaps? There is a need, as by the year 2050, the planet's population is estimated to be around nine billion people, so we'll need to find another source of protein other than animals and food stuffs like beans cheese and eggs. One company that is currently doing just that is from France and called Jiminis. It's appearing at the Good Food Show which starts Friday 20th for the weekend and it's highlighting fresh healthy ingredients. Constance Deseine, Director of Sales for Jiminis joins Georgie Frost to explain all.
Share Radio's senier analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, tobacco giants looking for triumph in court, financial problems in the NHS leading to poorer care, Vauxhall car woes and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
The Harry Potter franchise has become the gift that keeps on giving for Bloomsbury Publishing, with the recent launch of a new illustrated range helping to drive book sales. And elsewhere, Bloomsbury is expanding in the digital publishing space to deliver long-term growth. Nigel Newton, CEO of Bloomsbury Publishing, joined Share Radio upon the release of the company's full year results.
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has teamed up with Royal Mail to create an initiative called CommonwealthFirst, which aims to support SME trade to the Commonwealth. Oliver Everett, CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, talked about the initiative and what it offers.
Time now to catch up with our man in Hong Kong, Finbarr Bermingham, Asia Editor of the Global Trade Review.
He has been speaking to Share Radio's Michael Considine about the visit of Zhang Dejiang, the Chinese leader responsible for Hong Kong affairs, who has arrived there amid discontent with alleged interference in the territory's affairs by Beijing.
Michael began by asking him what the mood has been like in Hong Kong.