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Malala film gets first UK screening ahead of release next month

Malala Yousafzai Credit: PA

A film telling the life story of Birmingham-based Malala Yousafzai will be screened tonight at the London Film Festival ahead of its release next month.

'He Named Me Malala' is about Malala's fight to win girls the right to an education in her native Pakistan, telling her story up until her attempted assassination by the Taliban.

She was flown to Britain and treated at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, making a full recovery.

She is now based in the city with her family and recently achieved As and A*s in her GCSEs.

The film will go on general release on the 6th November.

Documentary on Malala's life to be premiered in New York today

Malala Yousafzai Credit: PA Images

A documentary, He Named Me Malala, about Birmingham-based Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is being premiered in New York today.

The film looks at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on the 17-year-old Pakistani school girl for speaking out on girls' education.

The documentary also stars Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, as well as her two brothers.

Malala lives in Birmingham and began attending Edgbaston High School for Girls in 2013.


Change of location for Peshawar victims vigil in Leicester

Organisers of the vigil for the victims of the Pakistan school massacre this afternoon have had to change the location where it will take place.

It is still happening at 4.30pm, but it will now be held at the clock tower instead of the Town Hall.

It's because more people are expected to attend than first thought.

Vigils for Peshawar attack victims held in region

Candles will be lit at Leicester Town Hall this afternoon in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack on an army run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

One of the classrooms after the attack on the school where 132 children were killed Credit: Rageh Omaar/ITV News

Other vigils will also take place across the region today, including at the cathedral in Birmingham.

A book of condolence will also be opened by Nottingham City Council at their council house.

141 people, mainly children, lost their lives in the attack.

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Midlands mourners share their grief for relatives killed in Pakistan school attack

Relatives of children killed in a massacre at a school in Pakistan have described those responsible as "unIslamic" and "ruthless".

More than 130 pupils were killed when gunmen targeted the army run school in Peshawar. People in the Midlands are still struggling to come terms with what happened, and many are organising vigils to remember those who died.

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