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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and it shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.

Aretha Franklin: Tributes flow in for Queen of Soul

The preacher's daughter who became an American soul music legend has died at the age of 76.

Body scanners and sniffer dogs to target prison drugs

Funding aims to boost security and conditions at prisons in England with the most "acute problems".

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.

Wareham crash father's devastation over killed son

Jaiden Mangan was killed crossing the road on the way to nursery the day before his fourth birthday.

Football Headlines

Unbeaten Gerrard guides Rangers closer to Europa League

Rangers must beat Russian side FC Ufa to reach the Europa League group stage after easing past Maribor 3-1.

Extra-time Burnley winner sets up Olympiakos tie

Burnley move one round away from the group stage of the Europa League by beating Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir after extra time.

Europa League's most remarkable comeback? Ten-man Zenit go from 0-4 to 8-5

Zenit St Petersburg produce the biggest Europa League comeback in 33 years to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit and stun Dinamo Minsk.

Fantasy football tips: A rare weekend to avoid Man City's attacking stars?

It is the issue which troubles football fans every week. So who should you be picking in your fantasy team?

Will Ronaldo be good for Italian football and can he restore Serie A to former glories?

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival has been the big talking point of the Italian summer, but what does his arrival mean for Serie A and this season's title race?

Cricket Headlines

Ex-Pakistan opener Jamshed gets 10-year ban for spot-fixing role

Ex-Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed is banned for 10 years for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League in 2017.

Durham sign Australia opener Bancroft for 2019

Australia's Cameron Bancroft is to join Durham for 2019, after his involvement in a ball-tampering scandal in March.

Stokes in England squad 'for his own wellbeing'

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was added to the squad for the third Test against India "for his own wellbeing", says coach Trevor Bayliss.

Stunning catches & 457 runs - Kent win T20 nail-biter to qualify

Kent Spitfires qualify for the T20 Blast quarter-finals with a thrilling victory over Somerset, while Yorkshire and Sussex also win.

T20 Blast: Somerset's Jamie Overton takes brilliant catch to dismiss Kent's Alex Blake

Watch Somerset's Jamie Overton take a spectacular boundary catch to dismiss Alex Blake during their T20 match with Kent Spitfires.

The Register

Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

Maybe its inhabitants are mostly harmless and ordinary too

Earth appears to be unique and inhabited by living creatures, but the building blocks required for life to bloom are actually quite common, according to new research.

I wish I could quit you, but cookies find a way

Even Tor fails as cookie bakers get smart and pernicious

Browsers stuck in HTTP aren't blocking the cookies they should?

Blinking internets, Batman! O2 trials 5G over lightbulbs

Let there be light

Telefonica?s O2 has confirmed that it is experimenting with transmitting high speed data using lightbulbs, the brainchild of an Edinburgh University professor Harald Haas.

Go Zuck Yourself: Facebook destroys patent suit over timeline

Chalk one up in court for the Social Network

Facebook has prevailed in a suit over its iconic news feed and claims it ripped off the idea from a patent troll.

Net neutrality freaks furious over lack of fury at FCC hearing

Unbelievable that more wasn't made of this non-story

Net neutrality advocates were left furious on Thursday that there wasn't more fury directed at the chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at Congressional hearing despite, the fact he killed off net neutrality several months ago.

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.