The jury is still out about their long term health risks, but insurers are increasingly concerned about the fire risk involved with e cigarettes.

They have recently been linked to a number of fires (over 60 during 2014) with the worst incident on Merseyside where a resident died in an explosion believed to be caused by him charging his e-cigarette. The biggest problem seems to be with cheap, incompatible chargers.

Not such a high tech problem in Philadelphia where 2 brothers have been jailed and thought to have stolen over 1000 manhole covers worth approximately $500,000, although they were sold for scrap at $9 each.

And finally we have heard a lot about new motor technology of late, but it is also coming to the railways. Dutch scientists are trialling lasers on trains to burn off leaves on the track, so don’t get too close to the edge of the platform!