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Leicester performers showcase their talents in the City

Elvis makes an appearance on the Leicester stage! Credit: ITV News Central

Local performers in Leicester have been showcasing their talents in the city today in the hope they'll get to eventually perform in front of Simon Cowell.

The annual Leicester's Got Talent competition has been taking place with the winners getting the chance to audition for ITV's Britain's Got Talent next year.

Due to high demand, this year, the competition has extended the age range from 16-25 to 13-25-year-olds.

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Christmas tree festival gets underway in Northamptonshire

The Christmas tree festival at St Giles Church, Desborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The largest Christmas tree festival in Northamptonshire has opened. 111 trees have been entered this year from local community groups and families.

St Giles Church in Desborough hosts the festival and this year is there 15th year.

There are many different themes this year, from Doctor Who, to the Fisrt World War and of course a particular children's film, 'Frozen.'

Olaf the snowman has appeared in the festival at Desborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The festival is open for people to go and view all weekend. From 3pm - 9pm today, Friday 28th November and 10am - 6pm Saturday 29th and 11.30am - 5.30pm on SUnday 30th November.

"This year the most popular theme is Frozen, we have a tree for Olaf, Sven and at least three snowmen, it just keeps going on and on."

– Alan Window, Committee member
There was even a cupcake Christmas tree Credit: ITV News Anglia

Derby's Jack O'Connell at premiere for new film Unbroken

Derby actor Jack O' Connell was in London last night for the premiere of his new film Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.

He hit the headlines recently after he was greeted by the Hollywood star on the stage at an awards ceremony by doing her best impression of his accent with the East Midlands phrase "Ay up me duck".

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VIDEO: Jack O'Connell a director's 'gift' says Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie has paid tribute to the work of Derby film star Jack O'Connell.

She was speaking on stage at The Palladium in California ahead of presenting him with the 'New Hollywood Award.'

Jolie is the director of his upcoming film 'Unbroken'.

ack O'Connell pictured with Angelina Jolie at The Hollywood Film Awards 2014 Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

"It is hard to find a young man today with more fight and more fire than Jack O'Connell", she said.

"As a director, to have Jack in front of your lens is a gift.

"He draws you in, he makes every moment honest. In his work he gives all that he has."

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie tries Derby accent 'Ay up me duck'

This is the moment where Angelina Jolie introduced a Derby actor with the East Midlands greeting "Ay up me duck".

The Hollywood star welcomed Jack O'Connell onto the stage at an awards ceremony by doing her best impression of his accent.

He has the lead role in her upcoming film Unbroken.

Angelina Jolie greets Derby actor with 'Ay up me duck!"

Angelina Jolie has introduced a Derby actor onto the stage at an awards ceremony by doing her best impression of his accent.

Jack O'Connell pictured with Angelina Jolie at The Hollywood Film Awards 2014 Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Jack O'Connell was greeted by the actress with the East Midlands phrase "ay up me duck".

He has the lead role in Jolie's upcoming film Unbroken.

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