May 2, 2019

Newspaper headlines: Burglar inquest and Williamson sacking fallout

Several front pages focus on lawful killing verdict following the death of a burglar in south-east London.
May 2, 2019

Peter Mayhew, Star Wars’s Original Chewbacca, Dies At 74

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" movies, died at age 74.
May 2, 2019

Whitemoor prisoner on fire had ‘unnecessary treatment delay’

Kevin Hilton's cell door at HMP Whitemoor was not opened because he was deemed an assault risk.
May 2, 2019

Homeless World Cup: ‘Scoring that goal changed my life’

Former heroin addict Dee Sansome turned her life around after being picked to play for Wales.
May 2, 2019

Bell’s palsy: ‘I woke and the night had stolen my smile’

Thousands of people with Bell's palsy are struggling to get timely treatment, a charity says.
May 2, 2019

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died aged 74 at his home in the US, his family says.
May 2, 2019

Here’s our hilarious first look at Keanu Reeves’ in ‘Toy Story 4’

Don't expect any familiar, bro-tastic "Whoa" from Duke Caboom, the animated character Keanu Reeves voices in this summer's Toy Story 4. Coincidentally, though, a month after Keanu gives us another take on his death-defying, motorcycle-riding her0 in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, which hits theaters in a couple of weeks, Keanu will voice the character of a daredevil stuntman in the next installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise -- with a new clip out today showing the character in action for the first time. Keanu's "Duke," according to a description released along with the video which you watch above, is a 1970s-era toy based on the life of "Canada's greatest showman." "Riding his powerful Caboom stunt-cycle," the description continues, "Duke is always prepared to show off his stunt poses with confidence and swagger. However, Woody learns quickly that Duke has an Achilles heel: he has never been able to do the awesome stunts advertised in his own toy commercial. For years, Duke has been sitting in an antique store, constantly reliving the failures of his tragic past." It sounds like we're definitely going to have a hard time not liking this new addition to the Toy Story-verse. You can get a little more of a sense of what he's about via the footage above that plays as a TV commercial, with Duke riding triumphantly into view. "He's the most spectacular daredevil Canada has ever seeeeeen," a chorus of deep voices sings at one point in the spot. As the description makes clear, though, Duke may not be the simple, stunt-executing showman he appears. Directed by Josh Cooley and produced by Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 will land in theaters on June 20. With participation from a ton of other new actors voicing characters this time around, including Michael Keaton, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and more.
May 2, 2019

Shana Grice murder: PC resigns before misconduct hearing

The officer was due to face a hearing on 10 May but has resigned from the force, Sussex Police says.
May 2, 2019

Peer-to-peer rewards: ‘Why I tip my colleagues at work’

Peer-to-peer micro-bonuses could soon change the dynamic in the UK’s workplaces.
May 2, 2019

Future of 1p and 2p coins secured ‘for years to come’

The Treasury decides to continue with copper coins and sets a plan to ensure people have access to cash.