Safety alert over 138,000 faulty Beko home appliances that may pose a risk to thousands of families

Safety alert over 138,000 faulty Beko home appliances that may pose a risk to thousands of familiesBeko already accused of making death trap machines linked to 12 deathsThree products are affected – fridge freezers, dryers and gas cookers , fridge-freezers manufactured from 2000 to 2006 and gas cookers produced before 2009.

Copahue volcano: Region of Chile put on red alert as she gets ready to blow

Red alert over Chilean volcano as she gets ready to blow with awesome ash dischargeArea near Copahue volcano put on red alert following seismic activity Volcano started spewing ash and gas on SaturdayAn ash cloud nearly a mile high has billowed from the volcano | UPDATED: 17:35 GMT, 24 December 2012 A region of Chile has been put on red alert after a volcano on the Argentinian border started spewing ash and gas. Seismic activity at the Copahue volcano grew over the weekend until Chile's emergency office ONEMI issued the highest alert yesterday in the Biobio region when an ash cloud billowed almost a mile high. The volcano, which sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling the border with Argentina's Neuquen province, started spewing ash and gas on Saturday.

Major health alert after 7,000 children"s face painting sets containing poisonous lead sold to British shops

Major health alert after 7,000 children's face painting sets containing poisonous lead sold to British shopsFace painting sets from factory in China could cause brain damageOnly 324 of the party sets have so far been recoveredCompany boss Joel Cope, 39, from Salford, is ordered to pay 15,000 at Manchester Magistrates Court | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 14 December 2012 Parents are being warned not to buy face painting sets for their children without checking them after thousands were found to contain lead.