Voter turnout in 2019 general election down on 2017 figure

It reached 61.4 percent in 2005 for Tony Blair’s re-election, 65.1 percent for the Tory-Lib Dem coalition in 2010 and then up again to 66.1 percent in 2015 which resulted in the Lib Dem destruction.  There were, however, huge turnouts at some constituencies.  In East Dunbartonshire, where Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is  fighting to hold […]

Jesse Lingard confident he can earn England recall after impressing with resurgent Manchester United

“It can obviously affect certain people, but for us as footballers obviously we’re going to see it and we go through it, but we stay strong, we try and block it out. We just want to enjoy football and that’s it. “Life’s ups and downs, people are going to hate you, people are going to love […]

‘Ground breaking’ typhoid vaccine reduces infections by 80 per cent in Nepal

A “ground breaking” typhoid vaccine has reduced cases of the bacterial disease by more than 80 per cent in a trial involving 20,000 children in Nepal. It is the first time the inoculation, typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV), has been tested in the field but experts say the “exciting” results could be a turning point in […]

Ballon d’Or: live updates from the ceremony as Lionel Messi wins record sixth award

Virgil Van Dijk’s hopes of winning the Ballon d’Or look to have been scuppered by Lionel Messi, but the Dutchman insists there will “no losers” at the ceremony on Monday. The Liverpool centre-half is heading to the Paris presentation gala amid reports Barcelona’s Messi has already been informed that he has won the vote. An […]