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"What's up y'all ?!" - Watch video of Will Smith in Birmingham

As Birmingham looks ahead to tonight's "Locke" film premiere on Broad Street, ITV News Central has been looking back at other Hollywood visits here.

Superstar Will Smith brought Broad Street in Birmingham to a standstill when he visited in 2005 for the premiere of his movie "Hitch". Watch as he greets the star-struck fans, and discusses the Brummie accent.

Leicester A&E wait times suggested in report are 'inaccurate'

Chief Operating Officer of Leicester Royal Infirmary, Richard Mitchell says a report out showing patients visiting the Accident & Emergency department are having to wait longer than anywhere else in the country has a 'number of inaccuracies'.

Government figures show that almost 1 in 5 people are having to wait four hours before being seen at the Leicester Royal Infirmary where no more than 1 in 20 should have to wait that long.


Pensioner thought he would die in brutal carjacking

Gizelle Smith, the daughter of a pensioner who was attacked as his car was stolen in Wolverhampton has spoken of how he feared for his life during the attack.

84-year-old Michael Green was attacked and dragged from his car outside the Trumpet Pub on High Street last friday evening.

He suffered a fractured hip and had to be operated on. His family have appealed for information.



Jail for couple who exploited vulnerable people in Lincoln

A married couple have each been jailed for three years after being convicted of a series of offences of dishonesty at Lincoln Crown Court.

Peter and Alison Childs
Peter and Alison Childs

During the six-week trial jurors heard how husband and wife duo Peter Childs, 61, and Alison Childs, 48, exploited vulnerable members of the Lincoln and District Mencap charity (LDM) over a number of years through their financial handling of funds.

This charity, based on Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, had an affiliation to Royal Mencap, but operated independently and its purpose was to aid those with varying degrees of learning difficulties to live independently in the community.

The charity received charitable donations and also a grant from Lincolnshire County Council in order to operate.Some of the vulnerable members paid regular Utility and Maintenance Payments (UMP) to LDM for LDM to then pay their bills on their behalf.

Although some of this money was legitimately used for the purposes of paying bills, the amount required by Peter and Alison Childs of the members was far more than the amount of the bills. The Childs’ would then keep the surplus for themselves.

Midlands' film premieres: a lookback

As hundreds of fans turn out in Birmingham tonight for the premiere of the new British film drama "Locke", ITV News Central looks back at some other film premieres to be held in the Midlands.

The "Jadoo" film premiere in Leicester last September
The "Jadoo" film premiere in Leicester last September Credit: ITV News Central

The comedy "Jadoo" which was filmed in and around Leicester's famous Golden Mile and Belgrave Road areas, had a big film premiere in the city last September. Click here for more on the premiere.

Hollywood star Danny De Vito at "The Lorax" premiere in Birmingham last July
Hollywood star Danny De Vito at "The Lorax" premiere in Birmingham last July Credit: ITV News Central

Dr Seuss' "The Lorax" held a big film premiere in Birmingham in July last year. Stars including Danny De Vito were in attendance. Click here for more on the premiere, and to see the now-famous "Troll foot" photo he promised he would share with ITV News Central.

Spot the International Space Station over the Midlands

This is the International Space Station in orbit over Gloucestershire yesterday but if skies are clear tonight you will have a very good chance of seeing it over the Midlands.

Stargazers should be able to see it with the naked eye even more clearly around 9.50pm over Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

What to look out for: it looks like a very bright star, moves quite quickly across the sky and it does not flash. If it is flashing it is a plane.

Click here to find out the best places to spot the station and here for a live ISS tracker.

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