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CEO of Laduma, Ben Smith, explains virtual reality.

Georgie Frost
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CEO of Laduma, Ben Smith, explains virtual reality.
Virtual reality has become a major new technology capable of transporting people to fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. Increasingly though it is also being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and retailers to help understand the world around us. Ben Smith is CEO of Laduma, a virtual reality company, and he spoke to Georgie Frost to explain more.
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Ben Smith


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Sharon Manikon from Barclaycard discusses new technology to save time

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Sharon Manikon from Barclaycard discusses new technology to save time
Time is money, and so diners are calling for restaurants to speed up not only in service but also when it comes to payments. New technology holds the key to keeping up with customers' needs for speed, as diners call for bill-splitting apps and ways to make paying quicker and easier. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Sharon Manikon from Barclaycard to find out more.
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Sharon Manikon


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Model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd discusses intimidating garages

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Model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd discusses intimidating garages
Are you intimidated by a garage, so much so that that you have been put off by taking your car in one? If the answer is yes, don't panic, you're not alone. Top of the list is the fear of not being able to explain what's wrong with the car in the first place. Other reasons include wanting to avoid a potential dispute with the garage. To find out more, Georgie spoke to model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd.
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Jodie Kidd


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Money blogger Miss Thrifty discusses family finance.

Georgie Frost
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Money blogger Miss Thrifty discusses family finance.
Every week the UK Money Blogger community have a twitter chat to allow all the bloggers - about 100 in total - to share their experiences, tips and questions. This week it's family budgets and blogger Miss Thrifty spoke to Georgie Frost to tell us more.
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Miss Thrifty


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Russell Qiurk, CEO of eMoov estate agents on The News Review 01/11/16

Georgie Frost
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Russell Qiurk, CEO of eMoov estate agents on The News Review 01/11/16
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Qiurk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. Today they discuss the big story of the day, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to extend his term by one year to help secure a profitable exit from Europe. Elsewhere, it's bad news for consumers as credit card debt grows at fastest rate since the financial crash. But the silver lining is that the number of mortgages approved for home buyers has surpassed economists' expectations and reached a three-month high. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Russell Quirk


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James Innes, founder of the CV centre, talks about essential skills for a CV

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James Innes, founder of the CV centre, talks about essential skills for a CV
If you think teamwork or perfectionism are enough to get you hired in 2016 - you better think again. LinkedIn has just released its list of this year's most in-demand skills, and there isn't a CV cliche among them. The list - compiled from recruitment activity that's taken place on LinkedIn this year - ranks both technical and soft skills in order of how sought-after they are by employers. Georgie spoke to James Innes, founder of the CV centre, for more information.
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James Innes


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Christopher Brooks, Age UK's policy manager, on pensioners living in squalor

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Christopher Brooks, Age UK's policy manager, on pensioners living in squalor
Pensioners in rented accommodation are living in shocking conditions that leave them at risk of neglect and abuse, according to Age UK. The charity says its seen cases involving privately rented homes with broken boilers, taps and cookers.
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Christopher Brooks


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Tony Neate, chief executive of Get Safe Online, talking about online fraud

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Tony Neate, chief executive of Get Safe Online, talking about online fraud
Cyber crime is a growing menace - with losses averaging £210 per adult a year, according to a study. It also found more than a third of victims did not report the offence - meaning the overall amount lost could be even more. Georgie was joined on the line by Tony Neate, the chief executive of Get Safe Online to discuss the research findings and find out how to be safe from the growing crime.
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Tony Neate


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Personal finance expert Donna Ferguson on The News Review 28/10/16

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Personal finance expert Donna Ferguson on The News Review 28/10/16
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Personal finance expert Donna Ferguson. Today they discuss the story that Parliament will bring in new rules forcing broadband suppliers to make their price adverts clearer. The Government are now under pressure to introduce a ban on cold calling for pensions. Elsewhere, its bad news for commuters after rail companies warned that passengers are going to face significant disruption over the festive period. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Donna Ferguson


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Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher on The News Review 28/10/16

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Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher on The News Review 28/10/16
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss yesterday's news that Nissan confirmed both the new Qashqai and X-Trail S-U-V will be built at the Sunderland, despite the government not offering the firm any privileges like lower energy costs or zero tariffs on exports to Europe. Elsewhere, An employment tribunal in London will today decide whether Uber drivers are entitled to receive the minimum wage as well as sickness and holiday pay. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Ed Bowsher


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