Politics

Council tax increase: Why am I paying the police so much?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Households across the country are receiving their annual tax bill Recently opened your council tax bill? You’ve no doubt noticed you’ll be paying a bit more this year. But one figure in particular might have grabbed your attention, probably because it’s risen by more than 10%. You’re not alone. […]

Entertainment

How do reality TV shows care for their stars?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption L-R: Mike Thalassitis, Sarah Goodhart, Jonny Mitchell Today’s reality TV gives its stars so much instant influence that you don’t even have to wait until the next morning to be an overnight success. Millions of social media followers and lucrative brand deals await the stars of shows like Love […]

Sam Fender, hot sauce and SXSW

Katie Price denies being abusive outside West Sussex school

The Specials: Neville Staple releases knife crime song

Technology

Hotel guests ‘secretly filmed and live-streamed’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,500 hotel guests were secretly filmed with footage of them live-streamed to the internet, according to police in South Korea. The illicit activity was discovered in in 30 separate hotels across 10 South Korean cities. Cameras were hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders, and the […]

US mum ‘abused kids who performed on family YouTube channel’

Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias

Apple’s new AirPods have Siri built-in