HEREFORD has scooped a special screening of the most eagerly awaited film of the year - the new James Bond.

Quantum of Solace gets a charity gala screening at Hereford Odeon to boost St Michael’s Hospice.

That means a Hereford audience will be among the first in the country to see the new Bond on October 30, just a day after the UK premiere in London.

Helen Cotterell, fundraising consultant for St Michael’s, said the film was an ideal event to start the Hospice’s silver anniversary celebrations next year.