A stabbing at a mosque in London, details on the spread of Airbnb rentals and a clampdown on coal fires are among stories making the headlines as the working week draws to a close.
The Times leads with suggestions that a review into the Home Office’s policy towards migrants was “toned down” with the phrase “institutionally racist” removed between drafts.
The Times 21/2/20Raafat Maglad, (allegedly stabbed in the neck), had been talking to his alleged attacker about converting to Islam. A 29-year-old man was arrested inside the mosque on suspicion of attempted firstname.lastname@example.org/R0PneuTsUx
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) February 20, 2020
The Daily Telegraph carries an announcement on the “end of the roaring hearth” as sales of domestic coal are to be banned in an effort to tackle air pollution, while the i also carries details of the legislation.
Tomorrow’s @Telegraph front page
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 20, 2020
— i newspaper (@theipaper) February 20, 2020
The Guardian reports some parts of the UK have as many as one Airbnb listing for every four homes, including Edinburgh and Skye, with the rapid expansion of short-term lets being described as “out of control”.
Guardian front page, Friday 21 February 2020: Revealed: the areas in Britain with one Airbnb for every four homes pic.twitter.com/ThlMiFopzY
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 20, 2020
The Financial Times carries details of Morgan Stanley looking to cater for a wider range of investors through purchasing online brokerage E-Trade.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 20, 2020
Metro reports on the arrest of a man on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing at London Central Mosque.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) February 20, 2020
The Independent leads with reports the Home Office attempted to deport a dozen asylum seekers who were potential victims of modern slavery.
— The Independent (@Independent) February 20, 2020
Julie Walters being given the all-clear after a bowel cancer diagnosis leads the Daily Mirror.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 20, 2020
While the Sun reports June Brown is leaving Albert Square for good.
Tomorrow's front page: EastEnders legend June Brown says she has quit after 35 years as chain-smoking hypochondriac Dot Cotton after being disappointed by her recent storylines https://t.co/pdWSnsy2Yspic.twitter.com/QVdHtOCPR5
— The Sun (@TheSun) February 20, 2020
The Daily Mail says hundreds of thousands of norovirus cases are linked to takeaways and eating out.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) February 20, 2020
The Daily Express reports Britain’s justice system has been labelled “soft” after a burglary gang were given non-custodial sentences after committing 75 crimes.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) February 20, 2020
And the Daily Star asks the Duke of Sussex about the £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money spent on “doing up” Frogmore Cottage.