Thousands of budding actors are attending auditions for Star Wars at Old Trafford cricket ground this weekend.
Disney released an open casting call for two roles - a teenage girl called 'Rachel' and a young male character called 'Thomas'.
Auditions for the new feature film opened this morning.
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Heavy thundery showers south continue to threaten from the south overnight. Muggy. Improving quickly on Monday with more very warm sunshine
A colony of bees has set up home in one of Manchester’s Trees of Hope, a poignant symbol following the anniversary of the Arena bombing.
A few thunderstorms developing from the south later, otherwise dry and very warm.