2016 will always be remembered as the year of Brexit, even though formal negotiations to navigate our way out of the bloc are yet to begin, and doubts are still being raised about the date of March 31st 2017, when Article 50 is due to be triggered. But 2016 was the year when the vote that would change the course of British history was announced, carried out and revealed. Share Radio's Joe Aldridge has been looking into how one of the greatest political debates of our time played out.
The "Santa rally" boosted blue chip stocks, lifted by a surge in the share prices of mining companies and a falling pound. The FTSE 100, closed at an all-time high on Wednesday, up by 0.54% to end the day at 7,106.08. Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Nosh Detox is a company producing freshly made, non-pasteurised juice diets, detox and nutritional plans across Europe and the US. But it also has quite a unique backstory. Former lawyer Geeta Sidhu-Robb set up the business after retraining as a food technician and nutritionist to find a way of treating her ill son. Focusing on allergy free foods, nutrition, diet and organic produce she aimed to find an alternative to the drugs and steroids being suggested by his doctors. Geeta spoke to Share Radio's Melanie Wray to tell the story.
So you've had Christmas and you've received that electrical item you've been pining for.
But what do you do if your electrical good is faulty? Phil Buckle Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First spoke to Sue Dougan to offer some advice.
We've just had Christmas and New Year is on its way but did you realise we're now in Twixtmas. For those that don't know that's the time inbetween Christmas and New Year...
Whilst it can prove a bit of a limbo between festive partying one group is trying to promote the 5 days of Twixtmas and get people using them more productively. To explain more Sue Dougan was joined by Val McKie who's involved in the campaign.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com Kevin Pratt. On the agenda today they look at the state of Britain's aging railways as well as our spending trends from 2016. Plus what to do with any unwanted Christmas gifts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Beyond the gift giving, the Christmas turkey and the latest drama in EastEnders, this festival is important for Christians marking the birth of baby Jesus. As the story goes, he was visited by three wise men delivering gold, frankincense and myrrh. These may seem like pretty strange gifts to give a baby, but what value would the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh have today? Marc discusses this with Adrian Ash from Bullion Vault and Shehbaz Khan of The Frankincense Store.
Sarah takes a look back at the big stories hitting the headlines over the past year which have affected investments including Brexit, property and buy-to-let and active and passive investing. Her guests are Julia Rampen, journalist at the New Statesman, financial journalist and author Rodney Hobson, Rebecca Taylor from Aurea Financial Planning and Richard Blanco of the National Landlords Association.
Julia Rampen, Rodney Hobson, Rebecca Taylor, Richard Blanco
Sarah and her guests look at the big money stories affecting women in 2016, including changes to the state pension age, the role of women in business and on company boards and the gender pay gap. She is joined by Noreen Cesareo of Market Accents, Malcolm McLean from the pension consultants Barnett Waddingham and Fiona Chow from Pregnant & Screwed.
In this week's special Christmas Eve episode of Share Food, Sue speaks to Action Against Hunger's Great Get Together campaign and about how you can help to fight hunger this Christmas, and to Danish food writer and chef Bronte Aurell about her new hygge-inspired cookbook. Plus, she talks to chef and farmer Rachel Green about what to do with all that leftover turkey, and samples some Skinny prosecco, a new low calorie fizz.