Yesterday, following our 15-month campaign, Whirlpool did a dramatic u-turn and finally caved in to mounting pressure - and an enforcement notice from Trading Standards - and admitted that the five million tumble dryers they sold were NOT safe to use.
More than a year after the company first issued a safety alert, consumers have now been told to unplug their tumble dryers until they can be properly modified, for fear they pose a potentially lethal fire risk.
Today we are joined by our consumer editor Alice Beer and Charlie Pugsley, head of investigations at the London Fire Brigade, who say the move by Whirlpool chiefs is very welcome and long overdue.
Many women all over the country have put their own dreams on hold to raise children, and - as their kids have got older - helped them to achieve their dreams. Now it's time to say thanks. Does your mum have a dream to be a singer? Perhaps she wants to run her own business, maybe she wants to play sport at a professional level. Was her dream to be a firefighter? Or even a dancer? Whatever her dream - get in touch.
Let us know in a short video (no more than ONE minute long) why you'd like to nominate your mum, and who knows - your Mum's Wildest Dream might just come true...
We need to hear from you by 5pm on Thursday 23 March.
We look forward to receiving your videos via the uploader below!
It’s a fact - Brits love cheese! With 98% of households buying the stuff and a whopping 700,000 tonnes of it consumed every year, we clearly can’t get enough. But, how do we know what we are buying? Is mould on cheese a good or a bad thing? Does high price mean high quality? And is fruit in cheese uncouth?
Former Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson has traded in a career on the cobbles as Martin Platt to become a homegrown cheesemaker. He joins us in the studio to talk us through what to watch out for in our supermarket deli, plus the perfect cheese that sums up our very own Holly and Phillip.
Jeremy Clarkson famously called them a menace, but we’ve got bad news for him - Britain is in the grip of a caravan and motorhome boom as more and more families opt for touring holidays.
With the caravan industry going from strength to strength and more models available than ever before, we've called on our consumer editor Alice Beer to give us her guide to the most exciting caravans available on the market right now.
From heartbreak to loneliness and feuds with friends and family, resident agony aunt Deirdre Saunders offers advice for viewers' problems, including 'Kay', whose late husband has left her in unexpected debt.
La La Land is one of the most successful films of all time and is tipped to win big at the Oscars. The movie tells the tale of a struggling actor and musician hoping to make it big in Hollywood - but what’s it really like to be a jobbing actor in LA?
Ferne gets a job alongside some wannabes in an LA coffee shop and meets the woman who taught Ryan Gosling to play the piano for his star role.
With thanks to
Ed's coffee shop
IO West Theatre
Kelly Fidoe-White has suffered from an embarrassing condition since she was a teenager, which makes her smell of fish. Despite obvious presumptions, Kelly's condition isn't caused by bad hygiene but a rare disorder called Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) which causes her sweat, breath and general odour to smell of 'fishy-onions'.
Because of this rare and misunderstood condition, Kelly has battled anxiety and frustration her entire life. She joins us today along with her husband Michael, to discuss the struggles she faces both at home and work and the desperate efforts she goes to, to live a normal life.