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Dad's Army filming in Yorkshire

The first photos of the new Dad's Army film being shot in Yorkshire have emerged.

Dad's Army filming in Yorkshire Credit: Fameflynet

The cast and crew are stationed near Bridlington for the shoot, which revives the classic sit-com set during the Second World War.

Michael Gambon plays Private Godfrey Credit: Fameflynet

Hollywood A-listers including Bill Nighy ( Sergeant Wilson), Michael Gambon (Private Godfrey) and Toby Jones (Captain Mainwaring) are among the cast.

Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring Credit: Fameflynet

Catherine Zeta-Jones is back in the county after starting her career on the Darling Buds of May. She plays a reporter stationed with the Home Guard recruits as they try to uncover a German spy operating in the area.

Halifax songstress hoping to emulate Ed Sheeran

Halifax singer songwriter Jess Thristan has been tipped as the next best thing to come out of the town since Ed Sheeran.

The 19-year-old has been on the scene for less than a year but can take inspiration from Sheeran's success and that of Ella Henderson from Lincolnshire who has topped the UK album charts with her debut release.

Jess was first spotted on social media, but now practices at a studio in her hometown.

Sarah Clark has been to meet her:

X Factor's Jack and Jake survive week 2

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden and Castleford's Jack Walton made it through to Week Three of the X Factor.

Week 3 will be movie night on the X Factor Credit: X Factor

The two X Factor contestants from our region have made it through the second week of the competition and will perform again on the talent show next week.

Jake Quickenden's performed a version of Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'. Judge Louis Walsh gave his rendition the thumbs up, but judge Simon Cowell said there were some parts of the the vocal that were "terrible". Cheryl Fernandez-Versini also said she did not like the choice of song, though the Scunthorpe singer's song did get the thumbs up from his own mentor Mel B and Louis Walsh.

Watch his performance here:

Jack Walton from Castleford opened the show with Paula Abdul's 'Straight Up' playing his guitar for much of the song. The 18 year old was praised by all the judges with Louis Walsh describing it as 'brilliant' and Simon Cowell describing him as one of his favourite contestants. He had earlier been seen meeting One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson from Doncaster who is supporting him.

The two acts who left the competition this week were Chloe Jasmine and Stephanie Nala. Jack and Jake will now join the remaining ten other acts singing in next week's show when the theme is movie week.


Halifax singer/songwriter Jess releases first single

Teenager singer/songwriter sensation Jess Thristan fom Halifax releases her first single, "Little Bird", today.

Jess Thristan

The 19-year-old's decision to take a gap year after A-levels to concentrate on her music has paid dividends - she's being tipped as the next best thing to come out of the town since Ed Sheeran.

And you can see Jess's new music video here

Where it all began for Hockney

A new exhibition which looks at the early work of David Hockney opens today at the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford.

Facing the press: David Hockney Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Entitled 'Looking is a Very Positive Act', the free exhibition will run until February 22nd next year.

The exhibition showcases a unique collection of the artist's early works, many from his time at Bradford College of Art from 1953 to 1957.

Included in the exhibition will be the important 'Self-portrait' collage on newsprint, from 1954 that shows Hockney before he became a blond, fashionable social sensation on the London arts scene.

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council's Executive member for Culture, said:

"David Hockney is not just Bradford's most famous artist but one of the most famous artists in the world. In recent years, Hockney has had large sell-out shows in London, Cologne, Bilbao, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with numerous smaller exhibitions taking place throughout the world. However it will be fascinating for people to see where Hockney's first works were produced and influenced - right here in Bradford."

Last month, Hockney's painting 'My Parents' from 1977 (in the national collection of Tate, London) was voted to be the nation's favourite by over 38,000 people.

Final touches on Big Reunion rehearsals

Earlier this year, the television show Big Reunion returned to our screens for a second series and brought a whole bunch of new 90's bands to our attention.

The boy bands from the first and second series have been in last minute rehearsals in Wakefield, ahead of their Arena tour which opens in Sheffield tonight before heading to the Leeds Arena later this month

We sent Daniel Harris to see how they where getting on.

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