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Don Cheadle named narrator of ‘Wonder Years’ reboot

Don Cheadle named narrator of ‘Wonder Years’ reboot

Entertainment
March 27 (UPI) -- Avengers franchise and Black Monday actor Don Cheadle will play the narrator on ABC's upcoming Wonder Years reboot. Cheadle will lend his voice to the grownup version of Dean, played by Elisha Williams in the dramedy. Advertisement Co-starring Dulé Hill, Laura Kariuki, and Saycon Sengbloh, the reboot will follow a middle-class Black family in 1960s Alabama. In the original series, which ran 1988-93, Daniel Stern played adult Kevin as he looked back on his childhood. Fred Savage played young Kevin in the old show, which was about a White suburban family in the 1960s. Savage is directing and executive producing the pilot for the new series. The Last O.G. showrunner Saladin Patterson is writing and producing it. "You'll never go wrong by surrounding yourself with people sm...
Paul Heckingbottom named Sheffield United interim boss until end of season following Chris Wilder’s departure

Paul Heckingbottom named Sheffield United interim boss until end of season following Chris Wilder’s departure

Sports
Sheffield United have confirmed under-23s manager Paul Heckingbottom will take charge of the team for the remainder of the season following Chris Wilder’s departure. Wilder’s five-year association with the Blades came to an end on Saturday night by mutual consent. Getty Images Tindall is expected to make the move to Bramall Lane Heckingbottom, who has previously managed Barnsley, Leeds and Hibernian, will be assisted by former Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall and Wilder’s former assistant Alan Knill. It is a great honour to be considered to lead this club until the end of the season and I thank the board for putting their trust in me,” Heckingbottom told sufc.co.uk. “We have a lot of work to do, but have a great support network, all of whom will bring ...
Royal Mail: Former Test and Trace director named as new boss

Royal Mail: Former Test and Trace director named as new boss

Business
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Furlough firms must be named to prevent ‘opportunistic fraud’, say MPs

Furlough firms must be named to prevent ‘opportunistic fraud’, say MPs

Business
MPs have called on the government to publish a list of companies using the furlough scheme.It comes amid growing concern about what the Commons public accounts committee described as "opportunistic fraud" - where furloughed workers continue working while their bosses claim the grant. It is thought this could be happening in between 7% and 34% of cases.Under current plans the scale of losses will not be revealed until at least the end of next year but the committee said one should instead be released by the end of January.Committee chair Meg Hillier said: "With the Treasury claiming it can't give even a ballpark figure for the cost of COVID job support until the end of next year, public scrutiny of where taxpayers' money is going is essential." ...
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

World
President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. The incoming US leaders won the honour for "changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, and for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world", Time's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said. It is not unusual for presidents to be elected Person of the Year - in fact, every elected president since Franklin D Roosevelt has been chosen for the honour at some point during their term. Other nominees included Mr Biden's rival President Donald Trump, frontline healthcare workers, top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci, and the movement for racial justice.Korean boyband BTS won Time's Entertainer of t...