Home / News / UK and world by Press Association February 2, 2018, 9:07 am Updated: February 2, 2018, 9:56 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Liberal Democrats defeated Labour to take a Sunderland Council seat in the latest local by-elections with a massively increased share of the vote. The Lib Dem victory came in a contest in Pallion ward following the death of Labour councillor and council leader Paul Watson. Voting was: LD 1,251, Lab 807, C 126, Ukip 97, Green 39. The turnout was 31.7%. Lib Dems drew just 91 votes against Labour’s 1,046 in the previous election in the ward in May 2016. A year before that, in the poll coinciding with the 2015 general election, Lib Dems had 134 to Labour’s 1,804 when the seat in the by-election was last up for grabs. Lib Dems increased their vote share from 2015 by more than 50 percentage points, from 3.7% to 53.9%. The swing from Labour to Lib Dem was 32.4%. Meanwhile, in the only … [Read more...] about Lib Dems take council seat from Labour in latest local by-elections
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Facebook has said it will be showing more content from local news sources in its News Feed as part of a trial in the US that is set to expand abroad. Local publishers will be identified as those clicked on by readers in a “tight” geographical area that have a “direct impact” on users.TimelineJanuary 30, 2018Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti says Facebook should pay for content on News FeedJanuary 26, 2018Facebook and Google are a 'menace' to society and need more 'stringent' regulation, George Soros tells DavosJanuary 26, 2018News brands setting up Facebook 'page groups' in wake of platform move to demote news content “If a story is from a publisher in your area, and you either follow the publisher’s ‘page’ or your friend shares a story from that outlet, it might show up higher in News Feed,” said a Facebook spokesperson. The change rolls out today in the US, and will expand to other counties this year. It is not known when the updates … [Read more...] about Facebook to show more local news content in News Feed in US trial
The update will be first rolled out in the United States and expanded to more countries later this year 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Balloons are seen in front of a logo at Facebook's headquarters in London, Britain, December 4, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday the social media website would focus on promoting local news in its latest update. “Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local story, it may show up higher in News Feed.” Mueller team interviewed Facebook staff in Russia probe The update will be first rolled out in the United States and expanded to more countries later this year, Zuckerberg said. The company has been making a series of changes to its website, following criticism that its algorithms may have prioritized misleading news and … [Read more...] about Facebook to promote local news in latest update
ATLETICO MADRID will be praying for a miracle as they host Real Madrid in the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final.Diego Simeone's men were humbled 3-0 with another Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.Now, they must try and overturn that score at their own home of the Vincente Calderon Stadium.But Zinedine Zidane will not be taking any chances and is expected to field a strong team as they look to continue their quest of retaining the Champions League.Here is everything you need to know about the crunch European clash.Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid kicks off at 7:45pm on Wednesday May 10.And you can watch the game live on BT Sport 2 from 7:pm.Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all the action with SunSport's Champions League Blog that will kick off at 6.45pm. ATLETICO: Oblak, Filipe, Godin, Savic, Gimenez, Koke, Saul, Gabi, Carrasco, Griezmann, Torres.Pepe, Gareth Bale and Daniel Carvajal are all sidelined.But that could mean the likes of Isco and Nacho could start … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid on, what time is kick off and what is latest team news?
MANCHESTER UNITED look to maintain their push for a top four finish in the Premier League when they take on Burnley this weekend.Jose Mourinho takes his side to Turf Moor on Sunday knowing victory will take them within a point of Manchester City in the final Champions League position.The 2-0 win over Chelsea has given United fresh hope they can secure a return to Europe's biggest stage next season and a win will leave them within touching distance of the top four. Keep up to date with ALL the latest football news, gossip and rumours But Burnley have been hard to beat at home this season and boss Sean Dyche will want to put one over their local rivals.The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 with coverage starting at 1.30pm on Sunday 23 April, kick-off at 2.15pm. The game will also be streamed on Sky Go for subscribers.Alternatively you can follow all the latest team news and match action on our live blog.Burnley: DLWDLMan Utd: WDDWWBurnley have been so strong at home … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Burnley v Manchester United on, what time is kick-off and what is latest team news for Premier League clash?
ASTON VILLA defender Aly Cissokho is a January transfer target for Olympiakos.The left-back has struggled to find a role in the side since Steve Bruce took charge of the Midlands side in October.The 29-year-old made 11 starts before losing his shirt to fellow countryman Jordan Amavi. Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead of the January window with SunSport's daily LIVE blog.And it seems as though his time in England is coming to an end as the Greek champions plot a move.Cissokho signed for Liverpool on-loan from Valencia in August 2013 but made just 12 starts in a highly disappointing campaign.Bruce is plotting a clear-out of the squad he inherited from Roberto Di Matteo and has already made one signing in Manchester United's Sam Johnstone.Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury is also another serious transfer target put his move to Villa Park has been put on hold after a rift amongst the owners.A deal to join Aston Villa has been agreed by current … [Read more...] about Aston Villa transfer news: Left-back Aly Cissokho wanted by Olympiakos as Steve Bruce plots clear-out
THEY will never live it down.Under the lights, at White Hart Lane, they came up short after 13 wins on the spin.Against Tottenham. Anywhere but Tottenham. Oh no, not Tottenham. Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip in the January window with SunSport’s daily LIVE blogChelsea, finally, have cracked, just one game short of setting a new record of 14 consecutive Premier League victories.We will find out what Antonio Conte, the man behind 3-4-3 and Chelsea’s hot streak, is made of now.Everybody will be watching, waiting for them to chuck the title away after losing at Tottenham. It could happen, yet.This has been a great run. It just could have been even better.Whatever it was - fatigue, expectation, or the fact they were playing dear old Spurs - they were mauled here.Dele Alli saw to that. This kid is on fire.He scored twice, with headers in each half, to power Tottenham to a fifth straight Premier League win.This mini-spurt has taken Spurs above … [Read more...] about Chelsea bid to match Arsenal’s record winning streak just had to end at Tottenham, and the locals loved it
LIVERPOOL have arrived at their hotel in........Liverpool for tonight's crunch Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park.Lead by boss Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool players arrived at the stylish Hope Street hotel in the City centre looking relaxed by focused ahead of what is a must win game against their local rivals.The Reds had a light training session in the morning before checking into their hotel for lunch and an afternoon nap. Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead of the January window with SunSport's daily LIVE blog.Reds skipper Jordan Henderson arrived in deep discussion with James Milner knowing Chelsea, Manchester City ans Spurs all picked up three points this weekend.Klopp will be looking for all three points at Goodison Park to leapfrog Manchester City in second place and to stay within touching distance of high flying Chelsea who beat Crystal Palace by a single Diego Costa strike at Selhurst Park on Saturday.Brazilian striker Roberto … [Read more...] about Merseyside Derby: Liverpool arrive at hotel ahead of tonight’s clash against local rivals Everton
IVAN RAKITIC is 'likely to sign new Barcelona deal' and reject Manchester United.According to Mundo Deportivo, the Croatian midfielder has instructed his agent to reject all offers for him.But that hasn't deterred Jose Mourinho, whose advances were again spurned in the summer.Rakitic has faced increased competition at Barca this season in the shape of young talents Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes.Although neither has lived up to expectations so far, which may be the reason the 28-year-old still has the confidence to fight his way back into Luis Enrique's plans.Arda Turan and Rafinha will also stand in Rakitic's way if he wants to get his starting place back. Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead of the January window with SunSport’s daily LIVE blogBarcelona and the man who scored their opener in the 2015 Champions League final against Juventus are determined to reward each other's loyalty and therefore neither party is looking for a transfer … [Read more...] about Manchester United transfer news: Ivan Rakitic ‘likely to sign new Barcelona deal’ and reject Jose Mourinho
Two heroic locals pursued the Texas gunman in a 95mph car chase before keeping a rifle trained on him until police arrived, it has emerged. Brave resident Stephen Willeford is said to have confronted and shot Devin Patrick Kelley as he left the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Despite having no military experience, he reportedly opened fire on the 26-year-old suspect with a rifle, hitting him in between his body armour. As the alleged killer then dropped his own gun and fled in an SUV, Mr Willeford, 55, called on bystander, Johnnie Langendorff, to help him. The pair jumped in Mr Langendorff's truck and chased after Kelley, who had a head start, hitting speeds of 95mph as they weaved around traffic. For live updates, click here Eventually, they managed to run him off the road, it is claimed. As Kelley - who has been named as the shooter by US media - lost control of the SUV and came to a halt, Mr Langendorff stopped his own truck. Mr Willeford then leaped out, with his rifle … [Read more...] about The Texas shooting heroes: How brave locals shot then pursued gunman in 95mph chase before running his car off road