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Stars in town for Mission: Impossible premiere

Tom Cruise will swap Hollywood for London tonight. He's in the City for the premiere of his latest blockbuster Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

It's the fifth film in the series, and also starts British actor Simon Pegg.

Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in latest Mission Impossible film. Credit: PA

Pegg and Cruise will both attend the screening, along with leading lady Rebecca Ferguson and director Christopher McQuarrie.

The stars will be out in force at the BFI this evening, ahead of the film's release on 31 July.

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The exhibition dedicated to Paul Weller and The Jam

As one of Britain's biggest rock stars, Paul Weller's music is well known to millions. His private life has always been something of a mystery but that's all about to change with an exhibition at Somerset House. It charts his journey from a schoolboy in Woking to frontman of the Jam. And it's got the personal touch because it's curated by his sister. She took Ria Chatterjee for a look round.

Painting bought for £30 could sell for up to £350,000

The Sir Peter Blake painting 'Boys With New Ties' will be auctioned by Christies. Credit: Christies

A painting bought for just £30 is expected to fetch up to £350,000 when it goes up for auction later.

The Peter Blake work, Boys With New Ties, was purchased directly from the artist in the 1950s.

It's now being offered up at the Christie's Modern British and Irish Art sale.

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Corden to be honoured with OBE

James Corden will be honoured with an OBE at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Matt Crossick / Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Actor James Corden will receive an OBE for services to drama today.

The comedian, who is currently hosting the american talk show The Late Late Show, will be honoured at Buckingham Palace.

He has previously starred in the sitcom Gavin and Stacey and the play One Man, Two Guvnors.

Huge crowds expected to enjoy West End Live

Crowds gather at the annual West End Live in Trafalgar Square in 2014. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Archive/Press Association Images

More than half a million people are expected to enjoy London's annual free musical theatre festival this weekend.

West End Live, returning for its 11th year, will take place in Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.

Crowds will be able to enjoy highlights from shows including American Idiot, Beautiful (The Carole King Musical), The Dreamers, Gypsy, Memphis The Musical, Sunny Afternoon and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

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