Edinburgh police chase: Men detained after woman killed by car – BBC News

Image caption Jill Pirrie is thought to have been walking home from work Four men have been detained in connection with an incident in which a woman died after being hit by a car that was being pursued by police.Jill Pirrie is understood to have been knocked down on her way...

Whittingdale’s free press support ‘tested’ by reports – BBC News

John Whittingdale has told MPs press freedom is vital - despite his belief being "tested to the utmost" following reports about his private life.The Culture Secretary has faced calls to withdraw from press regulation decisions after news of his relationship with an escort.He said politicians must "tread very carefully" on press regulation.He also said the...

Fire risks prompt tumble dryer recall – BBC News

Image copyright Thinkstock A "significant" number of tumble dryers sold in the last 11 years in the UK may need a repair owing to fears about fires.Owners of large air-vented dryers and condensing dryers under the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands may need to have them fixed.Indesit said that excess fluff could catch the heating...

Trying out Prisma’s new photo filter store

Photo filter app Prisma released an update this week givingusers a new way to browse all the differentstyles available. And for select users, theres also a way to create styles of their own. While its calling the new interfacea store, the Prisma isntactually charge you for filters. Instead, it says the store is a new way to...

The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie

The long read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar and not fat was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the worlds top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in...

Eurostar strikes by RMT and TSSA suspended for talks – BBC News

Image copyright PA Strikes by Eurostar workers at the RMT and TSSA unions will be suspended from midnight to allow further talks, they have said. The unions had been due to hold four separate strikes over August, in a dispute about work-life balance.The RMT said the strike halt was to allow "further, detailed negotiations after...