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Star Wars fans get their first glimpse of the next chapter

Star Wars fans were in a state of excitement today as the franchise gave them their first taste of the next film in the series.
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Five things we learned from the Trainspotting 2 world premiere

Five things we learned from the Trainspotting 2 world premiere

Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are you’ll know that Danny Boyle’s follow-up to 1996 classic Trainspotting opens in cinemas across the UK this weekend.

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Ewen Bremner (Spud), Ewan McGregor (Renton), Jonny Lee Miller (Sickboy) and Robert Carlyle (Begbie) from the film Trainspotting 2. Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing/PA.

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.

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From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.
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Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin get intimate.

Apple Tree Yard: Gripping thriller shows what can happen with just one bad choice

What could have brought Dr. Yvonne Carmichael, a law-abiding wife and mother, an eminent scientist, into a dock at the Old Bailey about to be exposed in a highly damaging and compromising lie?
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Fortitude is back for a second series.

TV and streaming: What to watch this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
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Craig Carter appearing on The Voice.

Rocker turns coaches heads as he wows The Voice audience

A former labourer has taken a step forward in his music career after putting the judges of The Voice in a spin.

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Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated in future Star Wars films, says Lucasfilm

Carrie Fisher's likeness will not be digitally recreated to appear as General Leia in new Star Wars movies, the filmmakers have confirmed.

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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson officially cast in Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film

Star Wars producers have officially announced Woody Harrelson will appear in a spin-off about the young Han Solo.

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Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting 2

From Trainspotting to Transformers - 30 films to look out for in 2017

Film fanatics can look forward to a bumper year in 2017.

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Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake is among the films competing for the best film Bafta. Picture: PA.

What do you think should win Best Film at the Baftas?

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards have been announced - but who do you think should take home the prizes?
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Do you want to take part in Naked Attraction? The show is looking for contestants.

Channel 4's Naked Attraction looking for North East contestants

Looking for love? Give the old-fashioned methods a break and try something totally new for 2017 ...

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Do you fancy applying?

North East couples wanted for 2017 series of Don't Tell the Bride

North East couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don't Tell the Bride.

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The Night Manager and The Crown reign in Golden Globes

The Crown's Claire Foy and the stars of The Night Manager have won Golden Globes in a night of British success at the Hollywood awards show.
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ITV's Judge Rob Rinder.

TV’s Judge Rinder flummoxed by Hartlepool woman’s lingo

His legal knowledge is second to none and he’s even proved his skills on the ballroom dance floor.

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Tributes after Bollywood star Om Puri dies aged 66

Stars have paid tribute to Bollywood actor Om Puri, star of cult British film East Is East, who has died aged 66.

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Do you like to binge-watch television?

Half of Brits happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, us Brits have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50%) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.

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When Redcar became Dunkirk

Seven top films shot in the North East

Ambitious plans to create a massive film studio to make Hartlepool a Hollywood of the North have been announced.

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New plans for studio in former Council depot.

Plan to make Hartlepool the Hollywood of the North with biggest UK film studio outside London

An ambitious plan to turn Hartlepool into a film and television production hub has been announced.

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Emma Willis will present Celebrity Big Brother tonight.

Old and new housemates set to enter Celebrity Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother will return to screens tonight with a new line-up of stars both old and new to the show.

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