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Meet Phelps the swimming hedgehog. Named after American swimmer Michael Phelps - the world's most decorated Olympian - this hedgehog is having hydrotherapy care to build up strength in its hind legs which were too weak to help him hold up his body. Animal welfare charity, the Scottish SPCA, is pleased with his progress. They plan to release him back into the wild soon. #hedgehog #hedgehogsofinstagram #swimming #scotland #bbcnews
"It hurts a lot to read those things." The new Miss Belgium was crowned just four days ago but has already faced racist abuse on social media. Angeline Flor Pua, who was born in Antwerp to Philippine parents, has been talking about what the experience has been like and how she's addressing the hurtful comments. #missbelgium #racism  #belgium #bbcnews
Two swimmers have been saved by a drone in Australia. After the pair were spotted struggling in the waves off Lennox Head in New South Wales, the drone was scrambled to drop a float in the water. Officials believe the rescue is a world first after they invested in the new technology. #drone #drones #rescue #lifeguard #savinglives  #swimming #australia #bbcnews
This gym is made out of melted knives that were taken off the streets of London. Knife crime in the capital is at its highest level in seven years. Charity Steel Warriors wanted to turn the weapons into something positive – so they melted the knives down and built this equipment for people in Tower Hamlets, East London.
#gym #workout #exercise #fitness #london #eastlondon #towerhamlets #instagood #bbcnews
Wild celebrations erupt as power is restored at a Puerto Rico school that had been without electricity since Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017. Students and teachers at Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo had been in the dark for 112 days. #hurricane #hurricanemaria #puertorico #electricity #power #hope #bbcnews
This photographer takes her love of doors to a whole other level. Jeyda snaps doortraits and has become something of an expert. She roams the world taking pictures of brightly painted doors, crumbling façades and picture-perfect entrances. #door #doors #doortraits #doorsofinstagram @knockinondoors #bbcnews
"Down's syndrome never holds me back." Meet John, the 21-year-old entrepreneur, making his fortune selling crazy and colourful socks online. He says he hopes to spread "happiness through socks" and sends his customers sweets and a thank you note with every order. #socks #crazysocks #inspire #happiness #bbcnews
Divers in Mexico have discovered this – it could the world's longest underwater cave, stretching some 216 miles (347km). The discovery was made after months of exploring underwater channels, and could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilisation. The region is studded with relics of the Maya people, whose cities drew upon an extensive network of sinkholes linked to subterranean waters.
#nature #caves #underwatercaves #naturephotography #mexico #travel #bbcnews
Visual representations of clothes worn by rape victims have gone on display at an exhibition at the Centre Communautaire Maritime in Brussels. 'Is it my fault?' hopes to dispel the "stubborn myth" that provocative dress is a factor in violent sexual crimes and promote awareness about sexual violence. #rapevictim #survivor #support #brussels #bbcnews
Sydney's motorists were greeted by the unusual sight of an early-morning police chase involving a wallaby on the Harbour Bridge. Officers eventually caught up with the marsupial in the city and it was taken to Taronga Zoo for assessment. 
#Sydney #wallaby #animals #wildlife #bbcnews
The sewage network is not something that usually attracts admirers, except in Japan. Elaborate manhole covers adorn the streets it 1,700 cities, towns and villages. #manhole #sewers #sewage #art #japan #bbcnews
The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
The Irish musician, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. The Cranberries went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.
#ripdolores #doloresoriordan #thecranberries #thecranberrieszombie #bbcnews
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