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Final countdown for 'The Girls' London debut

The musical 'The Girls', which tells the story in song of the ladies of the Rylstone WI, who stripped for that infamous calendar nearly 18 years ago, opens in London in just over two weeks time.

Lucrezia Millarini went along to the final rehearsals - along with some of the original Calendar Girls - and managed to get a word with writers Gary Barlow and Tim Firth.

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Spectacular fireworks mark start of Hull's UK City of Culture year

Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River during the official opening of Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture.

Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River Credit: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire
Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Thousands watch the UK City of Culture fireworks display Credit: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire
Thousands watch the UK City of Culture fireworks display Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Spectacular fireworks light up the Humber Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
25,000 watched Hull's UK City of Culture opening fireworks display Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Stunning fireworks display launches Hull's City of Culture celebrations Credit: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire
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