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News Daily: Facebook report, Huawei risks and veteran Labour MP's death

Your morning briefing for 18 February 2019...

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Several Labour MPs about to resign, say party sources

The backbenchers, who disagree with the leadership on Brexit and anti-Semitism, look likely to break away...

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Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

UK intelligence chiefs conclude the Chinese tech giant Huawei can bid for work on telecoms projects...

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Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Big retailers accused of trying to undermine UK plastics recycling plan...

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Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

The "sophisticated" activity follows an attempted hack on the parliament, Scott Morrison says...

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NatWest worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'

The NatWest adviser's outburst came after the woman told him she needed to fund a nutrition diploma...

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Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Universities are warning of a financial crisis if a review recommends cutting the level of tuition fees...

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Quiz: Are your clothes damaging the environment?

How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz...

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Niger man deported by Israel marooned in Ethiopian airport

A man from Niger expelled from Israel has been stranded at an airport in Ethiopia since November...

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Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?

Burning Man has uninvited one "turnkey" camp to stem the flow of super rich "influencers" at the event...

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Jailed for stealing grapes: The motives of Japan's elderly inmates

A 68-year-old jailed for stealing fruit tells the BBC's 100 Women why she did it...

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How we made the effects on Solo: A Star Wars Story

Visual effects supervisor Julian Foddy explains how they helped make the film...

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LGBT History Month: Test your knowledge

We went to Brighton, "the gay capital of the UK", to test how much the public knows about LGBT history...

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Brexit backstop according to Northern Ireland teens

We asked girls from the Belfast School of Performing Arts to explain one of Brexit's buzzwords...

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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs

The UK government publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook...

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Obituary: Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn

A witty backbench Labour MP who represented his Newport West constituency for over thirty years...

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Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries...

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The Papers: IS bride pleads for sympathy

The papers respond to pleas from 19-year-old Shamima Begum that she and her baby be allowed to return to the UK...

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Tax-free childcare helps just a fifth of families

Why aren't more parents signing up for a scheme that provides extra money towards the cost of childcare?...

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Late-paying big firms 'should get public contract bans'

Small business leaders want big companies to prove they pay their suppliers on time before winning government deals...

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How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

Technology company Celonis got its first business customers by writing them letters by hand to stand out from the crowd...

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Train operators call for fare shakeup

The Rail Delivery Group has set out a wish-list of reforms for the industry and it wants the UK and devolved governments to support them...

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Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Mr Flynn, who had suffered ill health for some time, is described by his constituency party as "a hero"...

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Mountain lion in California tree 'rescued' by firefighters

A cougar perched on a branch near a California home is lowered to the ground by rescuers with a ladder...

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Park Lane doorman stabbing: Murder charge for fourth man

Tudor Simionov was working at a private party in central London on New Year's Eve when he died...

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Root and Roy hit centuries in huge England warm-up win

England cruise to a 171-run win in their only warm-up match before the one-day series in the West Indies...

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New Zealand legend Carter to make Racing 92 return

New Zealand great Dan Carter is to return to Racing 92 as an injury replacement for the rest of the French Top 14 season...

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Stalybridge moor fire: Crews tackling large blaze

Firefighters use "specialist moorland equipment" to fight the fire at the top of a hill near Stalybridge...

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FA Cup Magic, fifth round: Super solo goals, Maupay's miss & 'everything but the kitchen sink'

Watch the quirkier moments from the FA Cup fifth round, including last-gasp goalkeeping antics, a solo goal from Swansea's Daniel James, and a contender for miss of the r...

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'It's like the ketchup bottle' - Solskjaer sure Sanchez's form will improve

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Manchester United will see the best of forward Alexis Sanchez by the end of the season...

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Key senator vows to probe discussions about removing Trump

The pledge comes after an ex-acting FBI chief recalls discussions on removing the president...

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Morris hat-trick helps Roosters beat Wigan in World Club Challenge

NRL champions Sydney Roosters beat Wigan Warriors 20-8 at the DW Stadium to win their fourth World Club Challenge title...

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Man dies after tree falls on car in Egham

Four other people inside the vehicle suffered minor injuries in the crash in Egham, Surrey...

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FA Cup: Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace highlights

Watch highlights as first-half goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer help Crystal Palace beat Doncaster Rovers and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals...

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FA Cup: Neal Maupay misses a fantastic chance for Swansea against Brentford

Brentford's Neal Maupay misses a glorious opportunity, firing over from close range during Brentford's 4-1 defeat by Swansea in their fifth round FA Cup tie at the L...

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Labour 'dealing with' split rumour issues

The shadow chancellor says there is no need for MPs to consider leaving the party, as split rumours persist...

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Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace in FA Cup fifth round

Crystal Palace move into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as they prove too good for League One side Doncaster Rovers...

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I would not sacrifice my happiness - world number one Osaka on split from coach

World number one Naomi Osaka says she was unwilling to "sacrifice" her happiness following her split from coach Sascha Bajin...

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FA Cup: Daniel James gives Swansea lead against Brentford

Swansea City's Daniel James scores "a wonderful solo goal" to give them the lead against fellow Championship side Brentford in the FA Cup fifth round...

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Boy 'scared' after finding racist graffiti at Salford flats

Greater Manchester Police apologise after taking several days to respond to the hate crime...

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West Indies batsman Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after this year's World Cup...

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FA Cup: Crystal Palace's Max Meyer scores second goal against Doncaster Rovers

Crystal Palace's Max Meyer extends Crystal Palace's lead against League One Doncaster in their FA Cup fifth round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium...

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FA Cup quarter-final draw to be shown live on BBC

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place live on BBC One on Monday, after Chelsea's fifth-round tie with Manchester United...

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Injured England winger Ashton out of Wales match

Winger Chris Ashton is left out of England's 33-man squad to face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday due to a calf injury...

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FA Cup: Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp scores opener against Doncaster

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp scores the opener against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium...

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FA Cup: Bristol City 0-1 Wolves highlights

Watch highlights as Wolves overcome resilient Bristol City at Ashton Gate to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2003...

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FA Cup: Goalkeeper Frank Fielding nearly scores last-gasp goal against Wolves

Bristol City goalkeeper Frank Fielding comes up for a corner late in injury time but his effort is saved by John Ruddy as Wolves hang on win...

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Six pro-Brexit protesters charged after London 'yellow vest' march

Six people are charged after police and emergency workers were attacked at a "yellow vest" march...

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Bristol City 0-1 Wolves: Wanderers reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Wolves overcome resilient Bristol City at Ashton Gate to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2003...

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Engineers of the future create Lego robots

Schoolchildren took part in the Institution of Engineering and Technology event in Bristol...

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Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price rise

The German carmaker asks new UK customers to agree a possible 10% price rise under a no-deal Brexit...

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Laura Muir in record GB squad for European Indoor Championships in Glasgow

British Athletics name a record-equalling 48 athletes for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow in March...

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FA Cup: Ivan Cavaleiro strike gives Wolves lead against Bristol City

Ivan Cavaleiro's low strike gives Wolves the lead against Bristol City in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Ashton Gate...

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Saidaiji Eyo: Near-naked crowds hunt for lucky sticks at Japan festival

About 10,000 men took part in the Saidaiji-eyo festival at a Buddhist temple in Okayama...

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Ramos sent off as Real Madrid suffer shock home loss to Girona

Real Madrid miss the chance to go second in La Liga as Girona come from behind to record a surprise away win at the Bernabeu...

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Abdul Deghayes death: Brother of Syria war pair stabbed to death

The 22-year-old man had two brothers who died in fighting in Syria in 2014...

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Russian flag flown on Salisbury Cathedral 'disrespectful'

The stunt has been called "disrespectful" and "stupid" in light of last year's Novichok poisoning...

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IS teenager Shamima Begum 'gives birth'

Her family say they have been told she and her child are in "good health"...

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American Nelly Korda wins Women's Australian Open in Adelaide

American Nelly Korda continues her family's remarkable success in Australia by winning the Women's Australian Open in Adelaide...

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Herrera or Alexis: who would join a kids' kickabout?

Manchester United players Ander Herrera and Alexis Sanchez talk about their love of football...

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HMP Bedford Tornado team quells unrest at 'dungeon' jail

The same prison suffered £1m damage in a 230-man riot in 2016...

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Joe Sugg on Strictly gives YouTubers hope for TV success

The social media star says his appearance on Strictly created "a whole level of new opportunities"...

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Mesmerising starling murmuration captured near Leominster

Sarah Church filmed the amazing sight in Brierly near Leominster earlier this week...

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Formula 1 testing: Williams pull out of opening day in Barcelona

Williams are forced to pull out of the first day of pre-season testing on Monday as their car is not ready...

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Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

The US president urges its European allies to repatriate 800 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria...

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Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him'

The actor's lawyers deny the latest reports, which come after Chicago police released two men...

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Melbourne Renegades stage stunning fightback to win Big Bash

Melbourne Renegades produce a stunning fightback to beat Melbourne Stars by 13 runs and win the Big Bash for the first time...

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Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations

Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration...

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Pension contribution hike to hit pay packets

Potential impact on workers "quite substantial", says investment expert...

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Emiliano Sala: Former coach pays tribute to footballer

On the day of footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral, his childhood friend and a former coach pay tribute...

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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

The prime minister tells Conservative parliamentarians "history will judge us all" over the handling of Britain's exit from the EU...

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Heather Nauert withdraws nomination as US envoy to UN

President Trump's pick to be America's new UN ambassador cites "family interests" for her decision...

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Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse

A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher...

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London Fashion Week: Meet the couple who dress the stars

Meet the fashion designers behind the Aadnevik label, who dress everyone from Kylie Minogue to Kendall Jenner...

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How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

Ronny Gottschlich, the former boss of Lidl, explains how the German discounter grew in the UK...

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The soldier with a secret talent - ballet

When Alex Smith joined the Army he didn't reveal to anyone he had spent years training to be a dancer...

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Has Meghan's accent changed since marrying Prince Harry?

Linguistics experts are split over whether the Duchess of Sussex has adopted a British twang...

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The aerial acrobats who can't see the ground

Blind performers push at the limits from on high...

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Instagram: Will quitting make me happy?

Nicole and Tali are Instagram besties. But the pressure to post is taking its toll...

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Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greeting

The legendary singer on the "mixed blessing" of that track and how the planet feels different without Aretha Franklin...

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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

When Quadriga's founder died he left behind a mystery: what happened to millions in cryptocurrency?...

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Di Grassi wins with dramatic last-second overtake - report & video

Brazil's Lucas di Grassi wins a dramatic Mexico City Formula E-Prix after overtaking Pascal Wehrlein metres before the finish line...

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Zachary Cruz: 'My brother was the Parkland gunman'

"The whole world is going to give him hate - why do I?" says Zachary Cruz of the Parkland shooting gunman...

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The self-taught pianist drawing crowds

Hundreds of thousands of people have seen this student play after he learned the piano using online videos...

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Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says...

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Bollywood's first major LGBTQ film

How I Felt When I Saw That Girl is the first Indian film with a star cast to focus on same-sex relationships...

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Cambridge time expert fears sundials are 'old hat'

Cambridge academic Dr Frank King says getting young people to love sundials is "an uphill struggle"...

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Bloodsports videos taken down from Facebook and YouTube

Footage of cockfighting and hare coursing in the UK was removed after a Countryfile investigation...

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Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85

The former US first lady's younger sister, who married a prince and became a fashion icon, dies at 85...

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The sound-editor mum up for an Oscar

At home Nina Hartstone runs the PTA and feeds the cat, at work she's a Bafta-winning sound editor. Now she's in line for an Oscar...

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The Papers: Richest man quits UK, and EU Brexit aid plan

A prominent Brexiteer's decision to move to Monaco for tax reasons, and EU plans to send food aid to the UK feature in Sunday's papers...

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Formula E: 'Absolute chaos' as Nelson Piquet crash brings out red flag in Mexico

Nelson Piquet's spectacular crash with Jean-Eric Vergne causes "absolute chaos" and brings out the red flag at the Mexico City E-Prix...

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FA Cup Magic fourth round: Fantastic Foden, nose 'splattering' saves & cabbage-patch pitches

Watch the quirkier moments from Man City's FA Cup fifth-round victory against Newport County, including a cabbage-patch playing surface and Joe Day's "nose spla...

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Man City can win every competition this season - Foden

Manchester City can "definitely" complete a historic quadruple this season, says midfielder Phil Foden...

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Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó...

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FA Cup: Newport County 1-4 Manchester City highlights

Watch highlights as a brace from Phil Foden helps Manchester City overcome a brave Newport County side in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Rodney Parade...

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Newport 1-4 Man City: Phil Foden double helps City into FA Cup quarter-finals

Phil Foden scores twice as Manchester City avoid an FA Cup upset by beating a stubborn Newport County to reach the quarter-finals...

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FA Cup: Phil Foden's brilliant finish ends Newport's hopes of a late comeback.

Manchester City's Phil Foden scores a superb late goal against Newport County in their FA Cup fifth-round tie...

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Haydock Park: Mass brawl among 50 spectators

Haydock Park officials are investigating after a mass brawl involving about 50 people broke out among spectators...

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FA Cup: Phil Foden scores Manchester City's second against Newport

Manchester City's Phil Foden scores his team's second against Newport County thanks to goalkeeper Joe Day's error...

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