Waze is a traffic app that works by drivers feeding in info about jams and traffic hold ups using crowd-sourced data from the Waze community. Other drivers can use the app and GPS to plan their routes and it not only cuts down on traffic congestion, there's also evidence to suggest it speeds up police, fire and ambulance response times. Linda meets the team behind the app, to find out how it's changing the way we drive.
MPs are planning to adapt legislation to clamp down on the online secondary ticket "racket" which is pricing fans out of concerts. Presenter Matthew Cook with Michael Waterson of Warwick university who put the Independent Review of Consumer Protection Measures concerning Online Secondary Ticketing Facilities" to Commons Culture Select Committee to find out more. Matthew also spoke with Fred Sanguino, independent musician with a collaboration label concept that helps independent artists pull together resources.
Sue Dougan sits down with Peter Tatchell, founder of the Peter Tatchell foundation, to find out more about his life, career, and hear his musical favourites. Peter has been a campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967 and is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party.
Want to get the best deals on your Christmas Shopping? Not sure how to make the most of Black Friday? Never fear! Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Martyn James, Independent Financial Expert and Commentator, Katy Phillips from Idealo, and James Walker from the complaints website Resolver.co.uk, to share top tips on securing that must have bargain as well as answering your consumer rights questions.
In the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump being elected, what should you take account of and what should you ignore when it comes to investing? Sarah Pennells is joined by Louise Oliver, a Chartered Financial Planner at Piercefield Oliver, Lisa Stanley-Mann from Good with Money, and Share Radio's own Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher, to guide you through investments and what to look out for in a post-truth environment.
In need of a little extra cash for your Christmas present fund this year? Sarah Pennells is joined by Jasmine Birtles, Founder of money saving website Money Magpie, Naomi Willis from the money blog Skint Dad, and Abigail Dickinson, Communications Executive at cashback site Quidco, to look at ways to make and save those essential pennies for the Christmas shop.
Struggling to get on the property ladder? Sarah Pennells and Young Money Champion Olivia Rudgard look at the pros and cons of shared ownership with experts Lynda Clark, Editor of First Time Buyer Magazine, Kush Rawal, Sales and Marketing Director at Thames Valley Housing, and Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of Homeowners Alliance. Sarah and Olivia also hear from Alex Campbell who's bought a shared ownership property in Phoenix Quarter in Dartford in Kent.
Children are worryingly lacking in financial awareness with both teachers and parents to blame for not talking enough about money.
According to new statistics from the Money Advice Service just 7% of 7-17 year olds had spoken to their teachers about finances whilst only around a third had received advice from parents.
One charity trying to improve financial awareness amongst young people is MyBnk and our reporter Tom Hill spoke to their CEO Guy Rigden to find out more.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday started off as an American import- but has it become a key fixture in the UK shopping calendar?
UK households will spend £175 on average on those days according to a survey by Gocompare.com.
To find out more about this Simon Rose spoke to joined by Martyn John at Gocompare Credit Cards