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Exclusive: Mads Mikkelsen on his upcoming role in Star Wars

He's not a bad guy

– Mads Mikkelsen on Galen Erso

Actor Mads Mikkelsen has spoken out about his new role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and revealed that his new character is a good guy.

The actor plays Galen Erso, the father of lead character Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in the new release which comes out in December.

Mikkelsen, known for playing baddies, said: "I think this guy is also a misunderstood hero. He is not a bad guy. He is the father of Felicity Jones' character. He is a scientist."

Mads is currently starring in Dr Strange alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

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'He was a genius and he was my mate': Su Pollard pays tribute to Jimmy Perry

He was someone fabulous to have in your life

– Su Pollard on Jimmy Perry

Actress Su Pollard has paid tribute to close friend and colleague Jimmy Perry, one of the creators of comedy classics including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!, who has has died aged 93.

Perry, along with co-writer David Croft, was responsible for many of the most successful sitcoms on TV between the 1960s and 1990s.

Pollard, who famously starred in Hi-de-Hi! and used the famous catchphrase, revealed: "I shall miss him for his talent and his genius and his consistency and his professionalism. I shall miss him mostly because he was my mate, a great bloke and someone fabulous to have in your life.

"All the production team are still very close and all of the directors. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and you could tell he was getting tired. He was entitled to."

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First migrants leave Jungle camp in Calais

Six and a half thousand residents of the Calais migrant camp begin leaving in convoys of buses this morning.

The camp, which has been in Calais for 14 years, includes many vulnerable children who have been travelling on their own.

There are still many inside the jungle who say they are refusing to leave. A number of clashes with French police took place overnight and tear gas was fired.

Night flames lit up the sky for a second night running as tensions boiled over among residents angry at plans to demolish the camp and forcibly remove its residents on Monday.

The camp's closure has been described as "total chaos" by British and French authorities and there are worries that vulnerable families will face further danger.

Schools and facilities run by charities in the camp have already been shut.

The top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Work to clear the Jungle migrant camp in Calais begins this morning. Officials at France's interior ministry have insisted all the almost 6,500 migrants they have counted in the camp will be offered relocation in reception centres in France or other countries. Police have fired tear gas on migrants in the notorious camp as clashes broke out on its final night before France moved in to disperse the thousands living there.

  2. Theresa May is to include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Brexit process.
    The prime minister will offer the devolved nations a "direct line" to Brexit Secretary David Davis. Monday will see the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) meet for the first time since Britain voted to leave the EU.

  3. The UK faces a "full-blown constitutional crisis" unless all nations of the UK agree on the Government's approach to Brexit, a leading think tank has warned.
    In a message to Theresa May as she hosts the leaders of the devolved administrations for talks, the Institute for Government (IfG) said the four governments should agree the "core planks" of the UK's negotiating position before the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, formally starting the Brexit process.

  4. The United Nations has said it is is "gravely worried" that ISIS has taken 550 families from villages around Mosul and is using them as human shields. ISIS have also launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk

  5. Tributes have been paid to Jimmy Perry, one of the creators of comedy classics including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!, who has has died aged 93. Perry, along with co-writer David Croft, was responsible for many of the most successful sitcoms on TV between the 1960s and 1990s.

'I joined the fight against Islamic State'

Carer Aiden Aslin was so troubled by images from Syria, he gave up his job and travelled to the war-torn country to join the fight against so-called Islamic State.

He spent 10 months with the YPG in Northern Syria. Upon his return, Aiden was arrested on suspicion of terrorism and spent eight months on police bail.

Aiden, who didn't any have military training, said: "At the end if the day, the YPG were the same level as me and I wanted to fight for them and get them freedom.

"It's a really shocking experience. "

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Exclusive first listen to Bradley Walsh's new song

The Chase presenter Bradley Walsh has added another feather to his cap by recording some new music and it's really rather good.

We had an exclusive first look at Bradley's video of his cover of Frank Sinatra's That's Life, featured on his debut album.

Bradley has also co-written the title track on the album called Chasing Dreams.

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Finn's Law campaign aims to protect police dogs

Police dog Finn was stabbed on duty earlier this month, and had to undergo emergency surgery. As a result, the Finn's Law campaign is now calling for offenders who attack police animals to face charges similar to those for attacking a person.

Today we spoke to Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police & Crime Commissioner who is backing the campaign. Handler Mark Tasker was joined by his retired German Shepherd dog Bear on set to discuss the petition, which already has over 80,000 signatures.

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'The screams got less and less as time went by': Last child to be pulled alive from Aberfan speaks out

The last survivor taken from the Aberfan tragedy 50 years ago today has spoken to Good Morning Britain.

Jeff Edwards was sitting in his classroom when tragedy struck and when he regained consciousness, there was a dead classmate on his shoulder.

"One minute we were in a lesson and the next minute we were covered with this material," he said. "The screams got less and less as time went by."

A minute's silence will be observed at 9.15am this morning, to remember the victims of the South Wales disaster.

144 people were killed including 116 young children, when a coal waste tip collapsed and slid down a hillside - engulfing houses and the local school. The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will lay a wreath in the village later.