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Live Reporting

By Mary-Ann Russon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Who spends what on Christmas - and why

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Wake Up To Money has gathered some evidence that indicates that people in less affluent parts of the country spend more on Christmas as a proportion of their income than people who live in wealthier areas.

    Perhaps we should not be surprised by that says Professor Sir Cary Cooper, a psychologist at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

    He points out that white collar professionals have "life-style commitments", like private education, saving for university, holidays, that accounts for a big chunk of their spending.

    The less well-off might also be tempted to give their children what they didn't have, Prof Cooper argues.

    "There's a significant difference between the two groups," he said.

  2. £6bn Typoon deal for BAE Systems

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Typoon jets

    A £6bn deal from Qatar to buy Eurofight Typhoon jets will secure jobs at plants in Lancashire for at lest three years, says Chris Ralph Chief Investment Officer at St James's Place.

    Qatar is the ninth country to buy the jet.

    The Qataris have also indicated that they might buy the Hawk trainer jet, which would be an additional boost for BAE Systems, Mr Ralph said.

  3. Reduced flight schedule for British Airways

    BBC Radio 5 live

    British Airways plane being di-iced

    British Airways had "massive" problems at Heathrow on Sunday, according to travel expert Simon Calder.

    He says that 140 short haul flights were cancelled and 26 long haul outbound flights were grounded.

    Around 50,000 passengers were affected - one plane coming in from Istanbul ended up in Liverpool.

    Britain there is "very, very little resilience" at our big airports, says Mr Calder.

    For the airport operators and carriers it makes financial sense, as the cost of occasional disruption is "peanuts" compared to the revenue generated from valuable landing slots.

    As for today, Heathrow says that some flights will be disrupted and advises passengers to check with their carriers.

    British Airways is reducing its flight schedule.

  4. Good morning!

    Ben Morris

    Business reporter

    BAE Systems has won an important export deal for the Typhoon fighter jet.

    We'll be keeping an eye on any transport disruption due to the cold weather here in the UK.

    And there's likely to be more chewing over Brexit and what sort of trade deal the UK should be aiming for in upcoming negotiations.