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New Covid-19 rules for more parts of North and Midlands

Nine of the 10 areas with the highest infection rates in England are in the North West.

Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered for England by government

A few weeks of nationwide restrictions to slow a second coronavirus surge could be introduced.

Coronavirus testing: Simple test gives results in 90 minutes

The device is already being used in some hospitals to identify Covid patients.

Coronavirus: London's New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Mayor Sadiq Khan says "we simply can't afford to have numbers of people congregating".

Bestival death: Ceon Broughton will not face retrial

No further action will be taken against the boyfriend of Louella Fletcher-Michie, the CPS says.

Football Headlines

Mason Greenwood: Manchester United asked for forward to be rested and not called up for England

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United asked for Mason Greenwood to be rested and not called up by England for Nations League duty.

Liverpool: Thiago Alcantara says goodbye to Bayern Munich

Thiago Alcantara, who has agreed a deal to sign for Liverpool, says goodbye to Bayern Munich in an open letter.

Robert Lewandowski: Would Bayern Munich striker have won Ballon d'Or?

Bayern Munich get the Bundesliga season under way as Robert Lewandowski bids to build on one of the greatest seasons ever.

European football round-up: What's happening in Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga

As Europe's major leagues return to action for the new season, BBC Sport take a closer look at what to watch out for.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer and Manchester United fan Raye

Mark Lawrenson takes on singer and Manchester United fan Raye to make predictions for this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

Cricket Headlines

Broad, Anderson, BLM, Cook and Vaughan - England's bio-secure summer

As England men's summer comes to a close, BBC Sport looks at the winners and losers from the unique time in the bio-secure bubbles.

T20 Blast: Lancashire beat Yorkshire to qualify while Notts win again

Lancashire Lightning qualify for the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast with a seven-run win over Yorkshire Vikings.

T20 Blast: Lancashire Lightning beat Yorkshire Vikings thanks to Liam Livingstone innings

Liam Livingstone top scored with 69 runs for the Lancashire Lightning to set them up for a seven-wicket win over their rivals the Yorkshire Vikings in the T20 Blast.

Black Lives Matter: England to mark movement during West Indies series

England will honour the Black Lives Matter movement during their five-match T20 series against West Indies, says captain Heather Knight.

England need to ensure players avoid burnout - Chris Silverwood

England players need to avoid burnout during a congested schedule within bio-secure bubbles, says head coach Chris Silverwood.

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.