After a month of battling through the cold, wet and dark, politicians will finally see if their efforts have paid off. But making it through election night is still quite the slog.You'll need to pace yourself if you want to be awake for the key moments, and be in any fit state to function as normal on results day.So Sky News has rounded up a list of all the main timings of declarations and key results to look out for.Thursday 12 December 9pm Advertisement Election fever reaches its peak as campaigners rush to get those last-minute voters to the polling station.So tune in to Sky News' election live programme, presented by Dermot Murnaghan with John Bercow, the former House of Commons Speaker, as a guest. More from General Election 2019 General election: Polls open across the country General election: Voters go to the polls for the third time in under five years General election: Leaders give final speeches before polls open General election: Sky News … [Read more...] about General election: Result times for all 650 seat declarations
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Britain has started to vote in the most important election for a generation with Boris Johnson expected to be among the first to the UK's 50,000 polling stations this morning. Jeremy Corbyn is also expected to vote in his Islington North constituency with the result in the first December general election since 1923 said to be on a knife edge. Millions of voters face inclement weather with torrential rain and ice predicted across vast swathes of the country before the polls close at 10pm. An exit poll will give the first indication of the results and votes will then be counted overnight with the first results expected by 11pm and a clearer picture of who will be the next Prime Minister between 2am and 4am tomorrow. Boris Johnson made a final, impassioned appeal to voters last night as he warned the most important General Election in a generation was teetering on a ‘knife-edge’. A major YouGov poll on Tuesday predicted a 28-seat Tory majority – the largest … [Read more...] about And we’re off! Early-bird voters brave the cold and rain to cast their ballots as Britain heads to the polls in the most crucial election in a generation
Clint Eastwood’s indignant, Oscar-buzzed new drama Richard Jewell tasks itself with a noble and initially justifiable aim: to tell the truth about a man whose name has been unfairly slandered. It’s written, quite literally on the poster, with the words “true” and “truth” promising, at long last, facts behind the headlines that followed the tragic bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. But there’s a catch. In an attempt to clear the name of Jewell, the security guard wrongfully accused of creating and planting the pipe bomb that directly killed one person and injured 111 others, the film throws another name under the bus, that of Kathy Scruggs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist who broke the story that he was under investigation. Its recent premiere at the AFI festival was accompanied by unease over a scene where Scruggs trades sex for a tip from an FBI agent, a damaging allegation that’s yet to be supported by any tangible … [Read more...] about ‘Crass and contemptible’: is Clint Eastwood’s new movie built on a lie?
Millions of people across the world read about the horrors of the Ebola virus in 2014, when the deadly disease rapidly spread from a small village in Guinea to the rest of West Africa, Europe and the United States, killing around 11,000 people. The three-year outbreak attracted widespread international news coverage generating pervasive fear throughout the Western world. However, as international news anchors warned citizens of the risks of the Ebola virus, another far deadlier killer swept sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia: venomous snakes. Snakebite took the lives of up to 400,000 victims between 2014 and 2016, making it almost 40 times deadlier than the Ebola virus. A green rainforest snake hisses. Although there is a global medicinal cure for snakebite called "anti-venom," it still accounted for up to 130,000 deaths and over 300,000 paralyzing injuries and amputations last year. The World Health Organization (WHO) released an action plan on … [Read more...] about Snakebites kill at least 80,000 people per year and probably more
We made it. Election day. The party leaders have given their final pitches, rallied their last rallies, and now here we are. We’ve got the news you need to get started today and you can follow live coverage of events from our indefatigable politics team, who will be working all day and well into the wee hours to bring you all the action – and the results. What’s going on? Well, the campaign is finally over. It’s been a whirlwind six weeks in which the leaders have travelled across the country, stolen phones, hidden in fridges, refused to apologise for their party’s handling of antisemitism when repeatedly asked by Andrew Neil, refused to be interviewed by Andrew Neil at all, posed in boxing rings, posed bulldozing a menacing tower of styrofoam blocks, watched as their confident promise of becoming prime minister quickly became a vanishingly small prospect, or as their pledge to help the Tories by pulling out of seats backfired. Both Boris Johnson and … [Read more...] about Thursday briefing: Now for the only poll that counts