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Covid: Pfizer and Moderna jabs give best overall boost, UK trial finds

Researchers say there are signs the boosters would still offer protection against new variant Omicron.

Shell pulls out of Shetland oil field development

The oil giant said the economic case for investment in the controversial project was "not strong enough".

Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups

A major report reveals who in society has been hit hardest by each wave of Covid in the UK.

Omicron: Biden tightens travel rules amid new Omicron cases

But Mr Biden says his plan "doesn't include shutdowns or lockdowns" and does not expand vaccine mandates.

Retailers make shocking petrol profit says RAC

Fuel retailers are charging unnecessarily high prices for petrol according to the RAC motoring organisation.

Football Headlines

Cristiano Ronaldo: Man Utd & Portugal forward becomes first player to score 800 top-level goals

As Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to 800 top-level career goals, BBC Sport hears the tributes and asks: How will he do under interim boss Ralf Rangnick?

Smith Rowe goal: 'Never seen anything like it' - but should it have stood?

Managers, players and pundits react to Emile Smith Rowe's 'extraordinary' opening goal in Arsenal's 3-2 loss at Manchester United.

Michael Carrick leaves Manchester United after end of caretaker spell

Michael Carrick says he is leaving Manchester United after the end of his spell as caretaker manager.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brentford: Sergi Canos own goal & Son Heung-min give hosts win

Antonio Conte's unbeaten league start as Tottenham boss continues as they keep pace with the top four with a comfortable win over a lacklustre Brentford.

Celtic 1-0 Hearts: Contentious Kyogo goal gives home side victory

Kyogo Furuhashi's contentious goal gives Celtic a win against Hearts as they narrow the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Cricket Headlines

Ashes: Ben Stokes takes two wickets in England warm-up match

Ben Stokes makes his first appearance since July as England begin their rain-delayed last Ashes warm-up match against England Lions.

Azeem Rafiq: Yorkshire to undergo independent governance review

Yorkshire will undergo an independent review into club governance in the wake of allegations made by Azeem Rafiq.

Afghanistan will face pressure over women's cricket - Ramiz Raja

"Pressure will be put on Afghanistan" to clarify the situation around women's cricket, according to Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja.

Ashes: Alex Carey called up as Australia wicketkeeper in squad to face England

Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey is set to make his Test debut after being added to the squad for the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.

'Australia are beatable in Ashes'- James Anderson

England "know Australia are beatable in Australia", according to fast bowler James Anderson.

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.