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.
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.
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.
The US Presidential election is just two weeks away and the most recent polls suggest a Hillary Clinton presidency may remain the most likely outcome. Many believe that the FBI reopening the investigation into Clinton's prior use of a private email server has irrevocably damaged her credibility to the point where a Clinton presidency would be seen as illegitimate. But it has also emerged that, in revealing the new investigation, the FBI Director James Comey may have broken the law - a US act which forbids officials from influencing an election. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
Twitter's announcement that it will shut down its Vine video service and cut 9% of its workforce, put the future of the social media platform in question. Jerry Daykin, Global Digital Partnet at Carat, joined Share Radio to discuss.
As the nights begin to draw in and the clocks go back, there’s one sure sign that we are entering winter, and that’s Diwali. The Hindu festival of lights starts today - a five-day festival, the biggest in the Hindu calendar, which is marked with fireworks and gift giving, traditionally gold. Marc also finds out how the gold price affects Diwali.
KwikSweep is a growing business specialising in rubbish disposal; building waste, household waste, garden refuse - you name it, they get rid of it. They've been making a name for themselves with their phone app which means you can arrange and pay for your rubbish pickup in a few taps on a mobile phone. They operate all over London but hope to develop into other cities soon.
This week Nick talks to Lord Kenneth Baker about the allegedly failing University Technical College network, Rob Hiron of Kronos about the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on employees and Ana Karakusevic about how executive coaching is still relevant today. Plus, Share Radio reporter Matthew Cook speaks to Rowland Manthorpe about the attention economy.
There are plenty of surveys which tell us we’re not saving enough for our retirement. Sarah and her guests look at how you can top up your pension and what you need to consider for each of the options. Sarah was joined by Michelle Cracknell of the Pensions Advisory Service, Malcolm McLean from Barnett Waddingham and Steve Webb of Royal London.
As winter approaches, many young people living in shared houses will be switching on the heating for the first time. But how do you split heating bills without arguing – and how do you agree when to turn it on in the first place? Sarah also considers whether there are alternatives to having the heating on constantly, and looks at how to switch suppliers if your provider has raised its prices. Sarah is joined by Young Money Champion Rachael Healy and Ben Wilson of GoCompare.