Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde is appearing in court today charged with negligence and misuse of public funds. Lagarde is under fire for a massive government payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie from her time as French finance minister. Share Radio's James Brydges has been finding out more.
There are only eleven shopping days left until Christmas and it's already apparent who some of the winners and losers might be on our high streets. But if the queues around their stores are anything to do by, one of the festive winners may be Flying Tiger Copenhagen, until recently known as Tiger. Flying Tiger stores sell everyday home and kitchenware, stationery and toys, often with a Scandinavian design twist. The first UK store was in Basingstoke, and now the company counts 80 stores in the country, 600 stores across 29 countries. What can we learn from how they trade? Philip Bier heads Tiger’s business in the south-east of England, and he joined Share Radio to discuss.
New figures show that the arm sales industry in the UK last year increased 2.8%. BAE Systems, the biggest manufacturer here in the UK and third biggest worldwide saw sales rise to 25.5 billion dollars, in part from Typhoon combat aircraft exported to Saudi Arabia. Share Radio's James Brydges has been speaking to Aude Fleurant, from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, that compiled the figures.
This week Marc looks at the idea that 'Money is the root of all evil' and out obsession with wealth and materialism. Diana Chambers, the family wealth mentor joins Marc to discuss this idea and what religion has to say on the subject of money.
Linda is down at the National Theatre for the launch of HeyGreenGO, a social discovery platform that is attempting to help users meet like-minded people nearby, trying to get the social back into social media.
Work Avenue are an Innovative Jewish community charity helping people in creating long term sustainable incomes by building businesses or creating employment. Linda meets with CEO Shraga Zaltzman, to discuss the work they do, helping people with employment and business.
This week on the Shop Floor, Nick looks at British management and just how good it really is, alongside Patrick Woodman from the Chartered Management Institute. We look at the issue of runaway pay for executives and the practical and political issues this raise with Bobby Reddy, lecturer in company law at Cambridge university. With the internet constantly expanding and connecting more of us together, Nick discusses the idea that we are actually becoming more disconnected with Roger Gorman, Founder and CEO at ProFinda. And finally, Nick joins Mike Falconer from the Industrial Cadets, to discuss initiatives to get young people to study STEM subjects
Mike Falconer, Roger Gorman, Bobby Reddy, Patrick Woodman
An increasing number of official bodies have been describing anti-fracking campaigners as "extremists" in response to a controversial Government strategy designed to prevent people from becoming terrorists. Councils, schools and police forces have listed anti-fracking campaigns in documents about the Prevent programme, which is part of the national counter-terrorism strategy.
Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones has said she will push the Government to stop the police and local councils from using Prevent to "intimidate people who are objecting to their local water supply being threatened by the frackers" Share Radios Matthew cook spoke With Baroness Jenny Jones to find out more.
Protesters led by Peter Tatchell have disrupted a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, calling on the Labour leader to demand action to end the conflict in Syria.
Corbyn halted his speech while several protesters held up banners with slogans including: “Step up and demand action in Syria” and “End the suffering in Aleppo”.
Tatchell, a human rights campaigner who has previously supported the Labour party, shouted over the party leader to demand he do more to condemn the actions of Russia in the Syrian conflict. He told Share Radio's Colin Bloom why he felt drastic action was needed.
It's estimated that we Brits spent around £4.5 billion on our pets last year - that's up 25% since 2010. And the Christmas treat and present market seems to have gone into overdrive this year. So, forget Brexit, the key question is whether or not you'll be buying your pet a present at Christmas. And, if you have a pet, will it be joining in the festive celebrations? Or perhaps you're heading abroad for a Christmas break and you're not sure who should look after your pet while you're away. Sarah is joined by Dr. Leigh-Anne Brown, a vet and the owner of Vets4Pets in Harrogate, Nicky Trevorrow, Behaviour Manager at Cats Protection and Bill Lambert, Health and Breeder Services Manager at the Kennel Club.