This week on Money Saving Expert, Sarah Lowther was joined by personal finance writer, Sam McFaul. They discussed the rising cost of NHS prescriptions and rock bottom mortgage rates, and ended with a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
This week the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show will be coming to Manchester providing the North's biggest hospitality show to industry professionals. According to latest stats the North of the country has lead the way for Britain's food and drink industry with cities such as Leeds, Newcastle and Nottingham topping the growth tables for independent restaurants. Overall growth has proved strong though with a widespread boom in the independent sector. To discuss some of the current trends Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to organiser of the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show, Thom Hetherington.
Around 86% of people don't know whether they eat more than the recommended 6 grams per day. This week is Salt Awareness Week, which is aimed at educating us about the damage we could be doing by over-consumption. To find out more Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to GP Dr Sarah Jarvis, and Caroline Klinge, a food science expert who has worked in the restaurant and food manufacturing industries.
We've heard of the purple pound, we've heard of the pink pound, and we've heard of the silver pound. But have we heard of the Muslim pound? The Halal economy is big business in the UK however many still struggle to find restaurants that cater for it. That's why Siddika Jaffer founded The Halal Dining Club in May 2015 - an app which aims to transform the Halal dining experience for millions of Muslim diners around the world. She joined Sarah Lowther to tell the story behind the app.
Sarah Lowther was joined by Sara Benwell, Consumer Editor from Good Housekeeping this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how nearly half of UK families with dependent children would struggle to survive a month on their savings if they had to. Plus they look into why money worries are the biggest strain on relationships in the UK. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Labour's Party membership is expected to fall below half a million for the first time since its peak under Jeremy Corbyn. And the Scottish government is expected to win a vote calling for a second independence referendum later. The First Minister will call on Members of the Scottish Parliament to back her request for a second poll. For more on this and all the biggest political stories of the day, Sarah Lowther was joined by Professor Peter Catterall, Reader in the History Department of the University of Westminster.
Joining Sarah Lowther to discuss the main market headlines of the morning is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy, starting with Kingfisher profiting from the weak pound. We've also heard from fashion house Hermès. Plus, we check out how the pound and FTSE is fairing.
Financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb join Georgie Frost in the studio. After years of rampant growth could the property market be cooling? As ever it all comes down to location but there are a few tips to make the best of the buyers market. Plus find out which charity fundraising site is in line for the sucker punch this week and why you could find many supermarkets overcharging you at the till.
From fitness trackers to smart watches wearable tech has become increasingly prevalent in recent years however there are signs of a market slowdown. Market leader Fitbit has reported lower sales this quarter whilst a recent US study concluded the devices did not aid weight loss. For a closer look at the industry and products available Sarah Lowther was joined by analyst at CCS Insight Ben wood.
Up to 130,000 people who lost money investing in Spanish property after the 2008 financial crash could claim it back. Potentially billions were lost on properties bought off plan which were never completed as the crisis drove developers out of business. However a landmark Supreme Court ruling could pave the way for people to reclaim the money, plus interest. To find out how, Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to CEO of Spanish Legal Reclaims Luis Cuervo and A Place in the Sun presenter Amanda Lamb.