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'Grease' is the word in Bearwood

1500 people descended on Bearwood last night for a drive-in movie night showing the hit musical 'Grease'

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Barrow family's BAFTA film premiere

A new documentary-film by Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald, is released on YouTube today, starring a family from Barrow-upon-Soar in Leicestershire.

Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald at the world-premiere of his new film 'Christmas in a Day'... Credit: Getty

The film, called 'Christmas In A Day', premiered at a BAFTA event in London last night and stars the Smith family as they celebrate Christmas last year.

Paul and Isabella Smith enjoying the the world-premiere of 'Christmas in a Day'... Credit: Getty

The family enjoyed the full red-carpet experience with MacDonald, famous for films 'Touching The Void' and 'The Last King of Scotland', who crafted the film from over 360 hours of footage.

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The Hobbit author's Staffordshire connections

by Hannah Stokes

It's not long now before Hobbit fans get their next instalment of Middle Earth as the second part of the blockbuster epic hits our screens.

In the West Midlands it's usually Birmingham that plays up its connections to the author JRR Tolkien - with Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog both his childhood haunts.

But now Staffordshire is getting in on the act too.

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Pictures: Leicester Square packed with 1D fans

One Direction fans queue up in Leicester Square Credit: John Stillwell /PA Wire
Crowds continue to gather ahead of the 1D film premiere Credit: John Stillwell /PA Wire
Fans camp out to see the band's arrival Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
A pitched tent sits among fans Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Read more on the launch of the band's first film here.

Wolverhampton's 1D star 'can't wait' to see fans at movie premiere

Thousands of One Direction fans are expected at tonight's premiere of the boyband's first film.

It is called One Direction: This Is Us, and it follows their life on the road during their rise to worldwide fame.

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Amazinggggg day today! Can't wait to see all of you later in Leicester Square!!! #1dmoviepremiere

Read: One Direction launch first film

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