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Slime toys could have ‘potentially unsafe levels’ of boron, says Which?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents need to be confident the toys they buy will not harm their children, Which? said Some children's slime toys contain potentially unsafe levels of a chemical which can cause vomiting and impair fertility, according to Which?.An investigation by the consumer group into 11 popular slime products found eight...

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe ways Trump and Putin see eye to eyeThere has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections.At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia...

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill votes

Image copyright Getty Images The government has narrowly avoided a defeat on its Customs Bill after agreeing to Brexiteers' demands to change its wording.It twice survived by just three votes after a backlash from pro-EU Tories who accused Theresa May of "caving in" to the party's Eurosceptic MPs.Defence Minister Guto Bebb resigned so he could vote against...

Millions to face hosepipe ban in north-west England

Image copyright PA Image caption Water levels are low at Wayoh Reservoir near Bolton Millions of people will be affected by the first hosepipe ban of the summer in England.United Utilities (UU) said a temporary ban affecting seven million people in the north-west of England from 5 August would "safeguard essential supplies".It said reservoir levels...

Brexit campaign group ‘broke electoral law’, says Electoral Commission

Image copyright Reuters Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law.The investigation found "significant evidence of joint working" between the group and another organisation - BeLeave - leading to it exceeding its spending limit by almost £500,000.Vote Leave also returned an...

Smart luggage reviewed

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‘It was pretty crazy’

Image copyright Dropbox Image caption Drew Houston (left) had never met Arash Ferdowsi before they launched Dropbox together The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Drew Houston, founder and chief executive of US cloud storage company Dropbox.Drew Houston says it felt as...

‘Virtual reality cured my fear of heights’

Image copyright Fay Nugent Image caption Fay celebrating her achievement at a rooftop bar Fay Nugent developed a fear of heights in her 30s. "It began after I went on a girls' weekend away," she says."We had gone on an adventure activity called a tree-top walk. "I managed to climb up to do it -...

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Image copyright Perfect Circle Image caption Artwork: This is what a Scottish spaceport could look like in the early 2020s A remote, boggy stretch of land on the north coast of Scotland is set to become the UK's first spaceport.The A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland has been chosen as the most suitable place from which to...

Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May visited the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday Theresa May has promised extra investment for the aerospace industry, just weeks after Airbus threatened to reduce its UK presence because of Brexit disruption. The prime minister also said that her Brexit plan would secure millions of aviation jobs in Britain.It...