With Halloween is now just days away. And the fruit most commonly known for the scare fest is the pumpkin. But they are not just getting attention for the night of ghosts and ghouls. Today is national Pumpkin Day where people across the world enjoying cake, pie, cookies, bars, pudding, coffee, smoothies, breads, muffins, soups, cheesecake and more, all made with delicious pumpkin. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Mark Bachelor, from Pick Your Own Pumpkins, who works on Beluncle Farm in Kent.
Despite a housing crisis, over 600,000 homes empty in England, with more than 50,000 in London alone. With average house prices at the level they are that works out at a staggering £132billion worth of property - according to research by charity Empty Homes. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Nick Kalms, co-founder of YouSpotProperty.com.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Financial Advisor David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today they discuss the big story that Vodafone is expected to be hit with a multimillion pound fine for failures in its UK business. Elsewhere, it's not good news for Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee, as they face growing competition from independent coffee bars. Plus, men have on average £7,000 more in savings than women. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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What are the costs of being single, cohabiting and being married? A report has found less than a quarter of couples eligible for marriage tax allowance are bothering to claim it, according to HMRC. But why? To find out more, and other money questions on relationship status's, Georgie spoke to Andy Webb, a personal finance journalist and blogger at 'Be Clever With your Cash'.
How long do you spend online? Last year - the average adult spent three hours and nine minutes every day surfing the web - according to the internet advertising bureau. A typical household has more than seven online devices So what are we doing and what effect is it having on our lives? To find out, Georgie was joined by Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Internet Institute.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial journalist Martyn Jame. Today they discuss the controversial decision which MPs voted on regarding approving Heathrow's third runway. Also on the agenda, high profile cyber-attacks are showing Brits the importance of security. Elsewhere, Britain's retail chains are closing 15 stores a day, while marmite is helping Tesco as sales soared by 61%. All this plus more on the News Review.
The Government have decided to expand Heathrow airport and build a third runway. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says a new runway at Heathrow is a clear signal the UK is open for business following the Brexit vote. But what does the public think about this decision. We have live reaction from John Stewart of HACAN - the protest group, plus Julian Bray, an Aviation Expert and Matthew Jaffa from the Federation of Small Businesses.
Do you find that your work day drags on? Or maybe you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to focus to get your work done? Then maybe you have suffered a work burnout. Burnouts affect people in different ways, but it can take a long time to realise you're in trouble. So what is this syndrome and how can you beat it at work? To find out, Georgie was joined on the line by Professor Cary Cooper, a psychologist at Manchester University.
Many people around Britain are cutting back on how much meat they eat. This is down to concerns over meat's effect on health, the environment and animal welfare. It's a trend known as Flexitarianism, or semi-vegetarianism, and is said to be a step towards a healthier and more sustainable planet. Our reporter Frey Lindsay spoke to Mark Driscoll from Forum of the Future to explain what exactly Flexitariansim is, and how it will impact us.
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