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Simon Rose

The Week That Was, and The Week Ahead: Bunzl, James Fisher & The S&P 500

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was

The Week That Was, and The Week Ahead: Bunzl, James Fisher & The S&P 500
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at results from Bunzl and James Fisher and looks at why UK markets are so lacklustre compared to those making fresh highs in the United States. He also looks ahead to forthcoming results from WPP, Barratt Developments, Berkeley Group and Melrose Industries.
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Graham Spooner


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Sino-Russian war games, Taliban losses and UK black-market guns

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Sino-Russian war games, Taliban losses and UK black-market guns
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University talks to Simon Rose about the biggest war games since the end of the Cold War and why the Russians have invited the Chinese to take part. He also discusses whether the Taliban are on the back foot in Afghanistan and uses the discovery of a gun factory in East Sussex to look at the history of the UK government cracking down on gun ownership.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

Business of Film: The Children Act

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

Business of Film: The Children Act
James Cameron-Wilson looks at a UK box office that continues to thrive, with takings up massively on 2017. He reviews the week's new films, including BlacKkKlansman, The Spy Who Dumped Me and The Children Act. Liking the latter enormously, he wonders why it is showing in so few screens despite having the second-best per screen average. He also recommends, on home release, In The Fade, starring Diane Kruger.
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James Cameron Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic aerial sheepdogs

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic aerial sheepdogs
Steve Caplin discusses robotic aerial sheepdogs (with performance problems), the French crows tidying litter, copycat scientists trying to ween us off salt, sound technology to let four people in a car listen to different music, the "Where's Waldo?" facial recognition robot, an expandable electric car, magnetic eyelashes and problems with unfettered electric bikes.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool: The Bull Market’s Historic Run Is Still Going

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool: The Bull Market’s Historic Run Is Still Going
Target posts its best quarter in a decade, Alibaba drops despite a strong first quarter report, Pepsi buys SodaStream, Gap struggles with its namesake brand, Investors put sports retailers in the penalty box, and Lowe’s hits an all-time high.

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Kate Andrews

IEA: Does the UK need a Second Amendment?

Kate Andrews
Original Broadcast:

IEA show

IEA: Does the UK need a Second Amendment?
This week we’re joined by Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the IEA, to discuss one of the most hot-button issues in American politics – the right to bear arms. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, Steve gives us a history lesson on the Second Amendment, where the right came from, and what both sides of the debate get wrong. Steve argues that the right to bear arms came from a philosophy of classical republicanism or civic humanism, which means that in a self governing republic, all citizens have certain obligations and duties upon them, one of which is to use force against outsiders or a tyrannical state. In this sense, gun ownership is an individual right, but not a private right, making gun advocates and gun control advocates alike wrong in their approach to the issue. Steve discusses the Swiss-style system, which is one of the best examples of an armed militia, and how its gun laws differ from the United States. The pair also discuss what makes homicide rate and mass shootings more or less likely, with Steve arguing it has less to do with weapon proliferation, and more to do with societal norms and culture. Finally, Kate asks Steve the million pound question – does the UK need a Second Amendment?
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Dr Steve Davies


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Sue Dougan

Track Record: David Glover

Sue Dougan
Original Broadcast:

Track Record

Track Record: David Glover
David Glover is a franchising specialist, who spent his early career in the law. He was instrumental in setting up the Subway chain as a successful franchise before spending time with Mailboxes and in serviced apartments. He says franchising ought to be ‘taught in schools’ and is the perfect route for becoming your own boss. He’s acting managing director of franchise care provider Caremark and is Chair for the London and South East forum for the British Franchise Association. He’s a keen cricketer and one-time student DJ.
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David Glover


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Richard Blanco

Inside Property: Beige Forever? Design In Let Properties

Richard Blanco
Original Broadcast:

Inside Property

Inside Property: Beige Forever? Design In Let Properties
How important is design for let properties? As a landlord, should you always stick to neutral or can you safely stray into something more adventurous? To furnish or not to furnish? Are there particular sectors, like HMOs, where design adds considerable profit? If you are a tenant do you despair at having to put up with the landlord’s leftover furniture and would you prefer more freedom to redecorate your home to your taste? Richard Blanco is joined by designers Nicola Geldart from David Phillips, Julian Maurice of Icon Living and East London portfolio landlord, Toby Scrutton to unpack the issues and offer some useful tips and guidance.
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Nicola Geldart, Julian Maurice, Toby Scrutton


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Simon Rose

Share Interview: The case for apprenticeships

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Interview

Share Interview: The case for apprenticeships
With the heavy push towards university education in recent years, have we been neglecting apprenticeships as an option for school-leavers? Simon Rose talked to Neil Hammond of the National Careers Service and Josh Tapper, former star of Gogglebox, who took up an apprenticeship in the Civil Service. They both believe the pendulum needs to swing back towards technical and vocational training.
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Neil Hammond, Josh Tapper


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Housing Special - Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Home

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

This is Money

This Is Money: Housing Special - Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Home
Georgie Frost and the This Is Money team present a housing special which explains everything you need to know about buying property!

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