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Hollywood superstars in new movie being shot in Colne Valley

A new movie featuring Hollywood superstars Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver is being shot in the Colne Valley this weekend.

Liam Neeson features in new movie being shot in Colne Valley Credit: Dave Bedrosian/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/Press Association Images

Schools, shops and streets in Linthwaite and Marsden will be given the Hollywood treatment as filming for for the award winning fantasy tale A Monster Calls gets underway.

The film, which was originally written as a children's novel by Patrick Ness, will also star many local people as extras including youngsters from Colne Vally High School.

Sigourney Weaver who will feature in new film being shot in Colne Valley Credit: Donna Ward/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

In the film, Liam Neeson has been cast as the monster and Sigourney Weaver as his grandma. But the pair are not expected to make guest star appearances in the valley this weekend as their voice overs will be done in the studio.

Colne Valley MP lines up for Parliamentary pancake race

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney will join fellow MPs today to take part in the annual Houses of Parliament pancake race, which will highlight the needs of people living with brain injury, mental health issues and a wide range of disabilities supported by Rehab's services.

The annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race between teams of MPs, the Lords and the media will take place at 10am in Westminster's Victoria Tower Gardens.

Having won in 2012 and 2013, the MPs team will be going all out to claim victory and make it a three-in-a-row.

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Protest picnic at beauty spot

A protest picnic has been held at a West Yorkshire beauty spot by a group of local residents who fear it's in danger of being spoilt. There are plans to reduce the water volume in Cupwith Reservoir, which is known locally in the Colne Valley as the "secret seaside".

The land owners say the plans are intended to make the reservoir safe and avoid flooding. Those opposed say it would reduce the reservoir to a muddy puddle.