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Director Ron Howard: Letting the Wookiee win.Image: ron howard/twitterBy Chris Taylor2018-01-16 21:51:10 UTC There are just over four months left to go before the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. And unusually for this stage in a movie’s promotional cycle, we still don’t even have a publicity shot of the movie’s star Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, much less a trailer.  But we do at least have an official synopsis for the movie, which was unveiled by Lucasfilm Tuesday on StarWars.com. And again, for anyone wanting to learn anything new about the movie, this is worryingly slim pickings.  […]

Published: 20:17 Tuesday 16 January 2018 A rare weather type could hit Yorkshire and the north of England this week – THUNDERSNOW. The unusual meteorological phenomenon could break out in the north as the UK battles wintry showers, freezing air and blizzards, according to forecasters The Weather Company. The phenomenon occurs when thunderstorms form in wintry conditions, causing snow to fall instead of heavy rain during the thunder.Multiple yellow weather warnings have been issued for wind, snow and ice as a barrage of bad weather continues to rip into the Leeds and Yorkshire.Much of Leeds and West Yorkshire has already […]

‘Catspad’ is an automatic food and water dispenser for your cat that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi. It can be controlled remotely with an app allowing you to program and schedule how much food is dispensed and when. It also sends a notification when the food and / or water is low. ‘Catspad’ also stores an emergency battery in case of a power outage.  !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′;n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’,’//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘1453039084979896’); fbq(‘track’, “PageView”);

Health campaigners will gather for a conference to discuss a winter crisis facing the NHS. Action groups from around the north of England will take part in the event in Leeds on Saturday. Controversial plans to change the way health services are funded will be discussed at the Northern Health Campaigns Together Conference, along with overcrowding in hospitals and fears over privatisation.Gilda Peterson, of Leeds Keep Our NHS Public, said: “We have got groups from all over the north of England coming. It’s really to learn from each other and share ideas and experience.”The event at the St George’s Conference […]

Let’s face it, siblings are the worst. Unless, of course, you’re that sibling. Redditor PNWndn decided to play a prank on his sister with a flick of a light switch. Needless to say his sister and her friends won’t be playing with a Ouija board anymore. As soon as he turned the light switch off, all you can hear is a group of screams from a distant room. Surprisingly, many users praised him for his work and gave more suggestions on how to torment his sister further. The internet simply has no chill when it comes to sibling pranks.  The […]

A Sheffield bar, where five men were stabbed in a gang-related brawl on New Year’s Eve, is reportedly due to re-open tomorrow after court orders kept it closed to the public for over a fortnight. The Star understands Crystal will re-open with its regular ‘student night’ tomorrow.The Carver Street bar has also been advertising its weekend events, posting on their Facebook page: “This weekend is looking like a big one, so call today to book your VIP experience with us before its too late.”Magistrates extended the closure notice for an additional week seven days ago. The first closure notice was […]

WHILL’s new electric portable mobility device is lightweight, fast and portable. It’s key component is allowing its users the freedom to explore the outdoors. The Model Ci won the Innovation Award at CES 2018 and can be purchased for $4,000. Read more…More about Wheelchairs, Portable, Urban Transport, Senior Citizens, and Electric Vehicles

Published: 15:27 Tuesday 16 January 2018 Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, the adaption of best-selling novel Birdsong is at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month. Rachel Wagstaff’s highly-acclaimed adaptation performs at the Leeds venue on Tuesday, February 13.Birdsong author Sebastian Faulks said: “This is the fourth and final tour of Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation of my novel and, as it coincides with the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, it comes with an additional air of celebration. “The play has had a long life since its first incarnation in the West End in 2010 and audiences […]

BMW USA drivers managed to break two Guinness World Records during an eight-hour drift. Two all-new M5s were used to perform the stunt for which BMW along with Deetroit Speed, Inc decided to develop a mid-drift refueling system so that the car would not have to stop for topping up. This risky choice could have caused a fire or a crash, but fortunately for the drivers and the person refueling the tank, everything went as planned and BMW set new records for the title of “Greatest distance vehicle drift in 8 hours” and “Longest twin vehicle drift (water assisted)”. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? […]

Heavy snow lasting for several hours has been forecast for several parts of Yorkshire tonight. Weather experts at the Met Office have forecast snow for this evening, putting the chances of heavy snowfall in Leeds at 80%.The heavy snow is set to last for at least three hours, with light snow for several more hours. Snow in Yorkshire in December window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId : ‘126754957963481’, xfbml : true, version : ‘v2.9’ }); FB.AppEvents.logPageView(); }; (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_UK/sdk.js”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, […]

Hold your horses, you Netflix-loving Nintendo Switch players: There’s still hope that your favorite streaming service could come to your gaming console of choice. Netflix’s customer service Twitter account @Netflixhelps responded to an inquiry on Sunday from a Twitter user asking whether Netflix would be available on Switch any time soon. To the dismay of the internet, @Netflixhelps responded “There are currently no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch.” The now-deleted tweet.But miracle of miracles! One day later, Netflix reversed course. They deleted the original response and replaced it with something more open-ended. Correction: We are still exploring the opportunity […]