Almost half of marriage end in divorce. Many of those are left struggling to pay their legal bills. So how you and your wallet get through it? Well, Georgie was joined studio is P.A Ross - writer of How to Profit From Your Divorce. He's written his own account based on his own divorce, and managing his finances in the following years.
When doing your shopping, do you like listening to the Christmas tunes and get you in the festive mood? if not, don't worry, you're not alone. Marks & Spencer's are to abolish piped music in its 300 stores across Britain. Sainsbury’s and Tesco also now don’t use background music in their branches - apart from over the festive period. But why have they done this? Pipedown says it's annoying and creates hearing problems. So Georgie spoke to Nigel Rodgers from Pipedown, to find out why.
New research shows that women's bodies are still unfairly portrayed in the media. Messages on TV, film, magazines and social media that can impact the way they feel about themselves. For more information, Mary Glindon, Labour MP for North Tyneside and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, joined Georgie in on the line and explains the impact the media's portrayal of women is having on their self-esteem, plus the be real campaign.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial expert Martyn James. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story that broadband adverts are to be changed to reflect the speeds customers are likely to get. Eslewhere, fraudsters will launch nearly one million cyber-attacks a day on UK online retailers during a key shopping week in the run-up to Christmas. And It's claimed we'll spend nearly a fifth more in Black Friday sales next week than we did last year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
There was a slide in pre-tax profits from EasyJet yesterday. Airlines are concerned the triggering of Article 50, the mechanism which formally starts Brexit negotiations with Brussels, could put the Open Skies agreement at risk. Carriers such as Ryanair and IAG, the owner of British Airrways, have urged the UK government to preserve the agreement, or otherwise, risk hurting UK airlines. Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from Aviation Industry Commentator Julian Bray to find out more about Open Skies and why there is so much concern.
The UK's housing market is in crisis. Its widely agreed that the acute shortage of homes, the gap between supply and demand, isn't going to be bridged without a huge shift in approach. The UK should ideally be building around 300 thousand homes to reduce the deficit in supply, though last year we managed little more than half that. The Building Societies Association might usually be seen as mainly concerned with lending and interest rates, but today it's bringing out a report which outlines the need to make the most of new building technologies. Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage Policy at the Building Society Association, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Experts in the field of cyber crime will gather today at the Cyber Security Summit in London to debate the biggest threats towards Britain and businesses. To find out more, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Cal Leeming - he became the UK's youngest convicted hacker, arrested when he was just 12 years old. Leeming is now a security advisor, and has spent the last eight years working as a software engineer and systems architect in Silicon Valley.
Snapchat is going for a share float, and it could be the largest technology listing in years. Social media platform's owner Snap, is said to be testing the water for a valuation of between 20 to 25 billion dollars. Since it started in 2012, the company has experienced phenomenal growth. It now has more than 100 million daily active users, of whom some 60% are in the key 13-24 age bracket that advertisers are so desperate to hook. But will fickle young users stay loyal if something new comes along, and are they the most lucrative market to tap for advertising? Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Leslie Pfrang, Partner at Class V Group, which works to prepare companies when going public and handling the IPO process, to discuss what Snapchat's move means for the IPO market.
Two-thirds of professional women go into lower-skilled or lower-paid roles, or work fewer hours than they prefer, when they return to work after a career break.
That's according to research published by PwC, in conjunction with Women Returners and 30% Club.
To find out more about this I'm now joined by Jing Teow, the author of the report and senior economist at PwC