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Wayne Rooney in numbers

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A look at Wayne Rooney's career in numbers as the 35-year-old retires fromplaying to become Derby manager.

Rooney takes up full-time managerial role at Derby

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Wayne Rooney has brought his illustrious playing career to an end by acceptingthe managerial reins at Derby on a full-time basis. The Championship clubconfirmed the 35-year-old former England captain had agreed a permanent dealthrough to the summer of 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interimbasis in November.

Man City v Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

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In-depth match preview ahead of Manchester City's Premier League clash againstCrystal Palace. City are emerging as strong title contenders after winningtheir last four Premier League games.

Pep Guardiola says increase in coronavirus cases ‘not due to football players’

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Footballers should not be held responsible for fuelling coronavirus infectionsbecause of how they celebrate, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said.City’s players, among others, faced criticism this week after they cametogether to celebrate Phil Foden’s goal against Brighton, despite renewedwarnings from the Premier League to avoid hugging and kissing.

Policing Minister: Police records deletion being rectified

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The policing minister has said officers are “working at pace” to recover150,000 fingerprint, DNA and arrest history records that were accidentallywiped from police databases. Kit Malthouse, updated journalists on the matterduring a Zoom call this afternoon.

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll rises by 1,280

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Public Health England said a further 1,280 people had died within 28 days oftesting positive for Covid-19 in the UK as of Friday, bringing the totalnumber of deaths up to 87,295.

Coronavirus vaccine centre opens in historic cathedral

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A Covid-19 vaccination service has begun administering jabs at LichfieldCathedral after being set up along its medieval nave. Britain’s oldest three-spired cathedral, in Staffordshire, was dubbed “the most glamorous vaccinecentre in Britain” by the city’s MP. Field hospital-style facilities andwaiting areas have been set up inside the cathedral, including along itscentral aisle. The Dean of Lichfield, the Very Rev Adrian Dorber, said peopleworking at the centre were “buzzing” – with volunteers glad to help out.

Appeal against Lockerbie bomber’s conviction fails

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The son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has lost an appeal againsthis late father’s conviction. The bombing of Pan Am flight 103, travellingfrom London to New York on December 21 1988, killed 270 people in Britain’slargest terrorist atrocity. Former Libyan intelligence officer Megrahi wasfound guilty in 2001 of mass murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of27 years – the only person convicted of the attack. A third appeal against hisconviction was heard in November at the High Court in Edinburgh, before apanel of five judges sitting as the Court of Appeal.

Shapps details South American travel ban

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps details the reasoning behind a new travel banfor people travelling from South America, after the identification of a newhighly transmissible coronavirus variant from the continent.

Marcus Rashford looking forward to Liverpool clash

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford looks ahead to his side's top of thetable clash against Liverpool. United enter the match three points ahead ofchampions Liverpool but Rashford maintains his side are still improving.

Coronavirus vaccines in numbers

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Here is a look at all the latest figures behind the UK's coronavirusvaccination programme.

Camilla hails favourite books as she launches online reading club

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The Duchess of Cornwall has recommended the final instalment of Dame HilaryMantel’s acclaimed Wolf Hall trilogy for fans logging on to her online bookclub. Camilla spoke about her love of literature as her Reading Room's firstfour titles were announced, saying reading was a “great adventure” thatallowed people to laugh and cry with a good book.

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll rises by 1,248

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Public Health England said a further 1,248 people had died within 28 days oftesting positive for Covid-19 in the UK as of Thursday. The number of peoplein the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of January13 is 2,918,252, according to Public Health England (PHE), a rise of 278,943from the figures published on Wednesday.A total of 437,977 people havereceived a second dose in the UK as of January 13, a rise of 9,745 from theprevious day, PHE added.

Jack Monroe calls out 'injustice' of free school meals failure

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Food writer Jack Monroe has said the ongoing campaign around free school mealshighlights a "chasm of injustice", after pictures shared on social mediashowed inadequacies of the food parcels being given to families. Ms Monroehighlighted the need for year-round food vouchers as it was announced thatschools will not provide free school meals over February half-term, and thatcouncils should instead provide meals through the Covid Winter Grant Scheme.It comes as Footballer Marcus Rashford has stepped up pressure on BorisJohnson with a call for an urgent review of the Government’s policy in thewake of the coronavirus pandemic.

What is known about the Brazilian coronavirus variant?

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A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Brazil, raising questionsabout whether it could cause more severe disease, or be immune to currentvaccines. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is “very concerned” aboutthe variant, adding that extra measures are being put in place to prevent thevariant being imported to the UK. Travel to the UK from all of South Americaas well as Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde will be banned from 4am on Friday.

Richard Leonard quits as Scottish Labour leader

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Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has quit with immediate effect,declaring his decision to step down is in the “best interests” of the party.

2020 among the top three hottest years on record

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2020 rivalled 2016 for the warmest on record, as global temperatures weremeasured to be nearly 1.3C hotter than pre-industrial times, according tointernational data from the World Meteorological Organisation.

Teenager leaps out of court dock during sentencing

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A teenager in court over a police chase in which he reached speeds of 180mphon his motorbike leapt out of the dock and ran out as he was handed a prisonsentence.

Marcus Rashford insists his child food poverty campaign is only just beginning

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has pledged he is only at thebeginning of a long campaign to end child food poverty and his bid to makesure the next generation start life with a level playing field. Englandinternational Rashford has seen his profile raised on and off the field duringthe Covid-19 pandemic, with the 23-year-old awarded an MBE during October inthe delayed Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

‘Dalek’ voice halts MP from delivering speech in Commons

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Technology problems meant an MP’s speech was stopped because he sounded “likea Dalek” from Doctor Who. The voice of Conservative MP Scott Mann (NorthCornwall) was much deeper than expected as he appeared virtually during aCovid-19 debate. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans intervened and said: “Scott, yousound like a Dalek and I don’t mean that unkindly. “There’s clearly acommunications problem.”

Sir Keir Starmer: UK border checks a complete mess again

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits Stevenage vaccine hub. He critiqued UKCovid-19 border checks, saying: “It’s a complete mess again. Priti Patel hastalked tough about the borders but other countries have been doing testing formonths and months... I think people will be bewildered and they will feel thatwe’re exposed - there’s a gap in our defences. We can’t go on like this withdelayed decisions not being made in a competent way.”

Sony Vision-S testing on Austrian roads

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Sony surprised the world by revealing an electric concept car at last year'sCES. At the 2021 show, it shared footage of real-world testing.

Regina King on One Night In Miami production

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Regina King talks about making the film One Night In Miami in the wake of theBLM protests and how she feels about the Oscar buzz around her and otherfemale directors this year.

Electric 5 Prototype to lead Renault revolution

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Renault has revealed an electric hatchback prototype inspired by the classic 5Turbo. The French firm is simplifying its range and targeting profitability.

Record numbers waiting to start hospital treatment, new figures show

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Some 4.46 million people were waiting to start hospital treatment in Englandat the end of November 2020, the highest number since records began. Thiscompares with 4.42 million in November 2019 and 4.45 million in October thatyear – the previous highest number in the data which goes back to August 2007.

No evidence to suggest Covid-19 vaccine affects fertility, says expert

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Professor Lucy Chappell, an obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHSFoundation Trust, says there is "absolutely no basis for claims that any ofthe Covid-19 vaccines impact a woman's fertility", after disinformation hadbeen spread online. She says the claims are "spurious" and that women shouldrefer to trust healthcare providers and sources if they have concerns aboutfertility or pregnancy.

Trump impeached: What happens now?

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Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives days beforeleaving office, becoming the first US president to be impeached twice. Here isa look at the next steps.

New temporary mortuary prepares to open in Ruislip

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Stuart Love, Westminster Council's chief executive, talks about a newtemporary mortuary opening at Breakspear Crematorium near Ruislip. Themortuary's refrigerated shipping containers are expected to house people whohave died from coronavirus.

How Everton support Liverpool communities during lockdown

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A look at the work Everton Football Club have done to support the localcommunity during lockdown. Head of Everton in the Community Richard Kenyonsays the club have been providing a variety of support across Liverpool, whileShirley Marshall of the city's L6 community centre talks about the assistancethey receive.

Andy Murray Australian Open appearance in doubt after positive test for coronavirus

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Andy Murray’s participation at the Australian Open is in doubt after he testedpositive for coronavirus. The former world number one was due to travel toAustralia on one of the 18 charter flights laid on by tournament organisersbut is still isolating at home. The PA news agency understands that Murray,who is said to be in good health, is hoping to be able to arrive in Australiaat a later date and participate in the year’s first grand slam, which beginson February 8 in Melbourne.

High street pharmacies begin Covid-19 vaccines

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High street pharmacies are rolling out Covid vaccinations, as the virus deathtoll across the UK climbed above 100,000. Boots and Superdrug branches areamong six stores across England able to administer the jabs from Thursday,with the Government aiming to hit its target of vaccinating all people in thefour most vulnerable groups by the middle of next month. Andrews Pharmacy inMacclesfield, Cullimore Chemist in Edgware, north London, Woodside Pharmacy inTelford, and Appleton Village pharmacy in Widnes will be in the first group tohand out the injections, alongside Boots in Halifax, and Superdrug inGuildford.

Gaming firm unveils concept face mask including lights and microphone

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A gaming hardware firm has created a concept face mask it claims is the“world’s smartest mask”, including lights and a microphone to help the wearerbe seen and heard. Razer, which makes gaming devices and accessories, said themask, known as Project Hazel, has N95 medical-grade respirator protectionusing electronic, detachable ventilators. It includes what Razer calls SmartPods, which regulate airflow and filter airborne particles, but has also beendesigned for social interaction and therefore is transparent and includesinterior lights so the wearer can be seen clearly in the dark.