'They're a great way to control the news agenda and to cow the press.' Host of LBC podcast 'What Next?' Lionel Barber explains why he's 'worried' about the PM's Covid briefings. @eddiemair | @lionelbarber
Fun fact: Athletes at the 1964 Games were asked to bring seeds to plant in Tokyo, pine and spruce mainly. Those trees have been harvested to provide the wood for five rings that are being arranged by the dozens of dancers Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images
Most Man of the Match awards by league since 09/10: Serie A - Alejandro Gomez - 38 Ligue 1 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 42 Bundesliga - Marco Reus - 48 Premier League - Eden Hazard - 62 La Liga - Lionel Messi - 𝟐𝟐𝟐 🐐
WATCH: At age 100, an Argentine grandfather has kept handwritten notes of almost every goal scored by Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star recorded and sent a video message of thanks to Hernán Mastrángelo ⚽
Happy 33rd birthday to Lionel Messi. He’s reaching the twilight of his astonishing career. 722 games and 699 goals for a player that is as creative and unselfish for others as he is prolific and deadly in his finishing. We’ll miss him when he’s gone. Enjoy him while we can. ?