• 22 February 2020 Image caption The Environment Agency said rivers were swollen across Yorkshire for the third weekend in a rowPeople have had to be rescued from their homes after the Yorkshire Dales was hit by flooding following heavy overnight rain. Firefighters were called out across the Settle area to rescue people from 10 homes and help drivers stuck in cars. The village of Horton in...

  • 22 February 2020 Image caption One japester described the hole, in Bath Street, as "an adventure not to be missed"Internet jokers have turned a circular hole in a wall outside a bank into a tourist attraction. Since December 2018, wags have been posting glowing reviews on TripAdvisor for the hole at NatWest in Ilkeston. "NatWest hole" is now ranked fourth out of 16 attractions in the Derbyshire...

  • Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crowd cheered as Quaden led out the Indigenous All-StarsA nine-year-old Australian boy has taken centre-stage at a major sporting event, days after a video of him in distress at being bullied captured hearts across the world. Quaden Bayles, who is himself Aboriginal, led out an indigenous rugby league team in an exhibition match in Queensland...

  • By Rianna Croxford BBC News 22 February 2020 Image copyright Trinity Hall Image caption Dr Jeremy Morris is the master of Trinity Hall, CambridgeThe head of a Cambridge college has stepped back from his duties after allegations he mishandled a series of sexual misconduct complaints. Dr Jeremy Morris, the master of Trinity Hall, has agreed to move aside while an internal review into procedures is...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Rhys and Gemma Cousin's family said the couple were devoted to their children Peyton, three, and Heidi, oneA couple who died in a crash in the Highlands along with their two young children have been described as being "totally devoted" to their girls. Gemma Cousin, 26, her husband Rhys, 25, and their daughters Peyton, three, and...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesA religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report found. Canadian Jean Vanier founded the global network L'Arche in France in 1964 and died last year aged 90. None of the women he abused were themselves disabled, the report says. An investigation into...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesRyanair boss Michael O'Leary has been criticised for saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports. The chief executive told the Times that "males of a Muslim persuasion" who are single and travelling alone pose the largest terror threat to airlines. The Muslim Council of Britain said Mr O'Leary's comments were "racist and discriminatory". Ryanair...

  • 22 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright AFP Image caption Two coronavirus patients have died in South Korea so farSouth Korea says the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has more than doubled in one day. Officials said on Saturday that 229 new cases had been confirmed since Friday, raising the total to 433. Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said the...

  • By Simon Read Personal finance reporter 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesWaitrose has been rated the best UK in-store supermarket in consumer group Which?'s annual satisfaction survey. The John Lewis-owned chain scored five stars in almost every category, but was ranked joint worst for value. It's the second time it's been voted the top grocery store, despite budget chains Aldi and...

  • By Dan Whitworth Money Box reporter 22 February 2020 Image copyright Wendy Small Image caption Wendy Small, pictured with her husband Geoff, has been charged £160 to keep her old BT email address since she switched providers two years agoOfcom is writing to broadband companies to ask why some people are having to pay to keep old email addresses. TalkTalk charges £5 a month and BT...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Friends, which ran for 10 series, first aired in 1994The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years since the show ended. The episode will air on the HBO Max streaming service, which launches in May. A date is yet to be announced. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and...

  • 22 February 2020 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright PA Media Image caption Home Secretary Priti Patel holding one of the new blue passportsThe first blue British passports for nearly 30 years will be issued next month, the Home Office has said. The current burgundy design is being replaced, following the UK's departure from the European Union. Blue passports were introduced in 1921 and phased...

  • 22 February 2020 Image copyright @MurshHabib Image caption Police were called to London Central Mosque near Regent's Park in central LondonA man has been charged with a stabbing which happened inside London's Central Mosque during afternoon prayers. Daniel Horton, 29, is accused of attacking Raafat Maglad at the Regent's Park venue on Thursday. Mr Maglad, who is in his 70s, sustained stab wounds...

  • Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plane set off from Haneda Airport, Tokyo, late on Friday evening (GMT)A plane carrying Britons who had been trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan is on its way to the UK, the Foreign Office has said. Some 78 Britons were on the Diamond Princess cruise liner when it was quarantined in Yokohama 16 days ago. The Foreign Office said 32 British...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright YARRAKA BAYLES Image caption The video of Quaden crying has been viewed millions of times onlineSome A$452,000 ($300,000; £230,000) has been raised as part of a campaign to send a nine-year-old Australian boy to Disneyland after a video of his deep distress over being bullied went viral. Yarraka Bayles posted the clip of her son, Quaden, crying after he was...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics US election 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesDemocratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has bowed to pressure to release former female employees from non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). He said his company was prepared to void three NDAs "with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made". His Democratic White House rivals have been...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright ReutersThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to stop using their "SussexRoyal" brand from spring 2020. The couple had been in discussions with aides and senior royals about using the name following their decision this year to step back from royal duties. But a spokesperson for the couple said it was agreed the word "royal" could not be used due to government rules....

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright EPA Image caption Lebanon has confirmed its first case - a woman returning from the Iranian city of QomThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's comments follow Iran's announcement...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption University College London is believed to be the first of the UK's leading Russell Group universities to introduce a banA ban on intimate relationships between staff and their students at University College London is "a wake up call" for universities, campaigners have said. Student groups said they hoped similar policies would be adopted...

  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRaafat Maglad was stabbed inside London Central Mosque.A man who was stabbed inside London Central Mosque during afternoon prayers has said he forgives his attacker. Raafat Maglad, who is in his 70s, was treated in hospital for stab wounds to his neck after the attack on Thursday. Returning to the mosque near Regent's Park for Friday...