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.

Sony PS4 news: Is new PlayStation imminent? Gamers abuzz after mystery meeting

Is the PS4 imminent Gamers abuzz after Sony calls mystery meeting to announce 'the future of Playstation'Tech giant sends out invites for February 20 meeting in New YorkSpeculation rife that it is preparing to release a new games consoleTeaser video gets nearly 600,000 views in less than 24 hours By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 1 February 2013 Rumours are circulating that Sony is preparing to launch its next generation games console soon after the Japanese tech giant sent out invitations to an event on 'the future of Playstation.' Sony would not say whether it was preparing to unveil the successor to the 70million selling PS3 at the February 20 meeting in New York, but the prospect had gamers abuzz on Twitter.

GDP figures: Economy shrank by 0.3% at the end of 2012, raising fears of a triple dip recession

Economy SHRANK by 0.3% at the end of 2012, raising fears of a triple-dip recessionOffice for National Statistics announces negative growth for final quarter of last yearResulsts mean there was no growth overall for the whole of 2012 Nick Clegg admits government was wrong to cut funding for big building projects, damaging jobs and growth Boris Johnson says it is time to 'junk the rhetoric of austerity'IMF chief economist says the Chancellor should use the Budget in March to 'take stock' and change course , raising fears of a triple-dip recession. The figures are a devastating blow to David Cameron and George Osborne who were last night seen dining out in the Davos ski resort hours after being told of the grim economic figures.

Facebook "cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies" genders

Facebook 'cashing in on mums-to-be by selling information about due dates and babies' gendersUsers who announce happy news are deluged with baby product adverts Originally Facebook said it would not target mothers-to-beBut the Daily Mail has learned this policy has secretly been changed | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 21 December 2012 Happy news: But women letting people know about their pregnancy on Facebook may open them up to targeted advertising Facebook is cashing in on pregnant women by selling access to private information about their due dates and the gender of their unborn babies to advertisers.

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.

Britains coveted triple AAA credit rating comes under threat as ratings agency puts country on "negative watch"

Britain’s coveted triple AAA credit rating comes under threat as ratings agency puts country on 'negative watch'Standard & Poor’s said there was a one in three chance it could lower Britain’s rating within the next two yearsIt said it expected government debt as a percentage of gross domestic product to continue to rise in 2015 before declining againA downgrade by one of the big three credit ratings agencies would drive up the UK's borrowing costs | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 13 December 2012 Worrying: Britain's gold-plated triple AAA status came under pressure today after an influential credit ratings agency put it on negative watch.