Politics

Hillingdon Council defends fines for public nuisances

Hillingdon councillor David Simmonds told the Today programme that “there is huge public demand” for councils to respond to public nuisances and defended the rise in fines for breaches of “petty” council orders. However, lawyer Rosie Brighouse said powers to stop such behaviour are too broad and misused. Campaign group the Manifesto Club has called […]

Entertainment

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul

Image caption BTS’s album, Map Of The Soul: Persona, is heading for number one on both sides of the Atlantic Almost 30 years ago, in a classroom in the Jung Institute of Evanston, Illinois, Dr Murray Stein delivered a series of lectures that have had an unexpected impact on pop history. The topic was Carl […]

‘Make-up lets me be whoever I want to be’

Spider named after The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle

Rylan joins the Strictly Come Dancing family

Technology

Robot dogs pull truck and other tech news

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Tech giants Apple and Qualcomm agree to settle all ongoing lawsuits, putting an end to a long-running battle Sony releases the first details about its next PlayStation console Boston Dynamics show off their robot dogs that can pull a lorry across […]

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

Samsung’s folding phone breaks for reviewers