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Faulty appliances cause 60 UK house fires a week, Which? says

Faulty appliances such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridge freezers are causing more than 60 house fires a week in the UK – a figure which has stayed “stubbornly high” in recent years – according to a Which? investigation. Government action to remove potentially dangerous

UK outs extremism blocking tool and could force tech firms to use it

The UK government’s pressure on tech giants to do more about online extremism just got weaponized. The Home Secretary has today announced a machine learning tool, developed with public money by a local AI firm, which the government says can automatically detect propaganda produced by the

From mother’s ruin to modern tipple: how the UK rediscovered gin

Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a Ginstitute hotel: the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry. There are 315 distilleries in Britain – more than double the number operating five years ago. According to

Modern slavery in the UK is inflicting misery under our noses every day

 ‘Traffickers charge their victims tens of thousands of pounds, and lure them on false promises of good employment and accommodation.’ Photograph: Wednesday 20 September 2017 15.59 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 20 September 2017 17.55 BST Anew global report on slavery has estimated there are more than 40 million people trapped

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge

Modern slavery at UK Traveller site may be tip of iceberg, warns judge Timothy Spencer QC, sentencing 11 people from one family, says such abuse could be happening nationwide on ‘shocking scale’  An aerial photo of the Drinsey Nook Traveller site in Lincolnshire, where

Modern slavery cases ‘in every large town and city’ in UK

Modern slavery and human trafficking are much more prevalent than previously thought, the National Crime Agency has said. There are cases in “every large town and city in the country”, the NCA said, with the organisation currently assisting 300 live police operations targeting modern

UK government suddenly realises smart meters should link to appliances

THE UK GOVERNMENT has announced that it wants to use smart technology in the home to make households “at one” with the National Grid. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been working with OFGEM, the energy regulator, to come up with a

Best Blu-ray players 2017 UK: the most popular Blu-ray and DVD players you can buy in the UK, including 3D Blu-ray players | 3D Blu-ray player reviews

We reveal the best Blu-ray players you can buy in the UK in 2017. Blu-ray player buying advice. Most popular Blu-ray players to buy today. Also see: Best Tech Deals In a world of online catch-up TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube who needs

Best smart switch 2017 UK: Control lights, fans, heaters, kettles, cookers, irons, straighteners and more from your phone

Which smart switch is best? What do smart switches do, and are they worth the money? We test five of the contenders: the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Elgato Eve Energy, Energenie Mi| Home Adapter Plus and the Efergy Ego. Also read our

best NAS drives 2017 UK: The best network storage you can buy in the UK

NAS drives are like cloud storage: you can access all your files from anywhere, both inside and outside of your home or office. You can use them to store and play your music and video collections, as well as documents and other files. Also