Shaun Ryder voices trams in Manchester for BBC Music Day

Shaun Ryder voices trams in Manchester for BBC Music Day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Step On! Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder is voicing announcements on MetroLink trams in Manchester for BBC Music Day. The singer riffs on some of his biggest hits, including the Gorillaz’ single DARE, telling commuters: “It’s coming up, it’s coming up, it’s… Anchorage!” “I enjoyed doing it,” he told 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins, “but I’ll never listen to it. I hate hearing my own voice.” Ozzy Osbourne, Alfie…

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Senior GP Helen Stokes-Lampard voices fears for services

Senior GP Helen Stokes-Lampard voices fears for services

Britain’s leading GP says she is “profoundly concerned” about how doctors will cope with demand over the busy winter period. Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs Council, said general practice was “skating on thin ice”, warning: “Something has to give”. Some people wait weeks to see a doctor, with potentially serious results, the Staffordshire-based GP said. NHS England said GPs would be getting extra funding to extend services. ‘The big fear’ Dr…

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Morgan Freeman voices Mark Zuckerberg's AI assistant

Morgan Freeman voices Mark Zuckerberg's AI assistant

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has provided the voice for an AI assistant created by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Mr Zuckerberg said he asked the actor, who was chosen by the public, after an awards ceremony earlier this month. The Facebook founder coded the AI assistant – called Jarvis, after the butler in Iron Man – for his home. If he decides to release it to the public, people would relate differently to a famous voice than…

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