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Rishi Sunak scraps home energy efficiency taskforce

The group set up to drive home insulation and boiler upgrades is a casualty of the PM's green rethink.

Chris Mason: The week Rishi Sunak changed gear ahead of general election

Our political editor recaps on a hectic few days and asks what it means for the looming election.

Ukraine claims Sevastopol strike hit navy commanders

Kyiv says senior officials in Russia's Black Sea fleet were present, but did not offer evidence.

Wagner deserter Andrey Medvedev held over bid to return to Russia

It is the latest colourful incident involving Andrey Medvedev, who has been in Norway since January.

Man on the run for 32 years giggles as he is cuffed

Greg Lawson, 63, was found guilty of second degree attempted murder in 1991, but fled during his trial.

Football Headlines

Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan to sign Belgium striker on season-long loan from Chelsea

Italian club Inter Milan agree a deal to sign striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Which of Europe's biggest names are still available on free transfers?

Will Paul Pogba return to Juventus? What next for Gareth Bale? And where could Christian Eriksen end up?

Fabio Vieira: Arsenal complete signing of Porto midfielder in £34.2m deal

Arsenal complete the signing of midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto in a 40m euros (£34.2m) deal.

Takumi Minamino: Liverpool agree £15.5m deal with Monaco for Japan international

Liverpool agree to sell Japan international Takumi Minamino to Monaco in an 18m euros (£15.5m) deal.

Christian Eriksen: Manchester United interested in Denmark midfielder

Manchester United hope to persuade Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen to join them before the start of the new season.

Cricket Headlines

Marcus Trescothick: England batting coach tests positive for Covid-19

England batting coach Marcus Trescothick is isolating at home, two days before the third Test against New Zealand, after testing positive for Covid-19.

Liam Livingstone channels 'inner child' in six-hitting competition with other England players

Liam Livingstone says his 'inner child' has helped him rival Jos Buttler as England's most explosive white-ball batter.

England v New Zealand: Ben Stokes misses training before Headingley Test

England captain Ben Stokes misses Tuesday's training session before the third and final Test against New Zealand starting on Thursday.

T20 Blast: Surrey beat Somerset in final-ball thriller as Gloucestershire, Glamorgan, Leics & Derbyshire also win

Undefeated Surrey beat Somerset in a final-ball Oval thriller to ensure qualification for the last eight of this year's T20 Blast.

England women's coach Lisa Keightley calls ICC chair's comments on Tests 'disappointing'

England coach Lisa Keightley says the women's game must continue to "evolve" after International Cricket Council chairman Greg Barclay's "disappointing" comments about Test matches.

The Register

US immigration uses Google Translate to scan people's social media ? even though Google says: Er, don't do that

'Me encanta América... huh, so you're a terrorist?!'

Google recommends that anyone using its translation technology add a disclaimer that translated text may not be accurate.

Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker didn't warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

President facing impeachment probe, Brexit off the rails... but more importantly, your Dunkies account was potentially pwned

The US state of New York is suing food chain Dunkin Donuts for what is says is an illegal lapse in computer security.

Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3

New, faster protocol becomes a reality

The latest iteration of the ubiquitous HTTP internet protocol - version 3 - has hit the web.

Pro tip: Plug in your Tesla S when clocking off, lest you run out of juice mid hot pursuit

San Francisco copper learns the hard way

A police chase came to an untimely end this week when the officer in pursuit realised his Tesla S was about to run out of juice.

Dropbox Paper: Handy for collaborating... oh and harvesting email addresses, too

'We understand the concerns' says Dropbox (not enough to change how it works, though)

A security engineer has complained that a feature of Dropbox Paper, a document collaboration tool, leaks email addresses by design.

Newcastle United News

Ex-England midfielder Parker retires

Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.

Taxman's football raid 'may be unlawful'

HMRC officers seized documents from Newcastle United as part of a tax fraud investigation.

Newcastle keeper Sels joins Anderlecht

Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels joins Belgian champions Anderlecht on a season-long loan.

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Cisse leads tributes at Tiote memorial

Papiss Cisse leads the tributes at a memorial for former Newcastle team-mate Cheick Tiote, who died after collapsing in training in China.