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British Airways fun run raises whopping £11,000 for cancer

X Factor and I'm A Celebrity contestant Stacey Solomon entertains the crowds

TV bosses withdraw application for X Factor gig outside Wembley Stadium with secret headline pop act

Council committee learns plans are withdrawn ahead of yesterday's meeting

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X Factor asks council for permission to hold gig for 10,000 fans at Wembley

X Factor applies to Brent Council to hold promotional invite-only gig for 10,000 fans by unnamed 'famous music act' in Wembley's Olympic Way

Girlband win Wembley singing contest

Girl group Xyra won the Music Talent Search competition run by the London Designer Outlet which bags them the prize of an exclusive busking spot outside Wembley Arena and on top of that they win £1,000.

The X Factor comes to Shepherd's Bush school

Children sing and dance in school's annual talent show

Photos: From singers to bell-ringers, performers put on a show to rival Britain's Got Talent

Performers showcased the best hidden talent in Hillingdon to a packed audience of fans

Things to see and do this weekend

Plenty of fun - and hopefully some sun - on the cards for this weekend to round off the half term break

X Factor's Sam Callahan launches We Day children's charity concert

The singer visited Paddington Academy to launch the fundraising event for Free the Children

Greenford pop star to release debut single

Elyar Fox is about to release  ‘Do It All Over Again’. Danya Bazaraa stole a little time from the Greenford-bred 18-year-old to chat about where his music career began.

Video: One Direction storm cinema for stunned young fans

Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis surprise ill children with a Christmas wish at Cineworld in Wembley.

Video: Spectacular festive season party in Harrow Town centre

Hundreds gathered on Saturday to watch Harrow light up with enchanting Christmas lights, switched on by 10-year-old Aarohi Kulkarni

X Factor's Kingsland Road join choirboy to switch on Westfield's Christmas lights

Jack Topping, 11, sang his charity single Tomorrow for Save the Children

X-Factor's Abi Alton slipped on flight of stairs after live show

Ambulance service confirms that a crew was dispatched to the X-Factor studios in Wembley to treat the 19-year-old singer

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X Factor winner Joe McElderry to make panto debut in Hayes

POPSTAR Joe McElderry, X Factor winner in 2009, will fulfil a lifelong ambition when he makes his Christmas pantomime debut in Cinderella, at the Beck Theatre in Hayes.

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Girl band hopes X Factor magic will propel them to stardom

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A NEW girl band are hoping to make it big after being discovered on YouTube by singer and X Factor mentor Sinitta.

Getting pampered at stylish charity do

THEY want to look flash and raise cash – and support people with autism and their families.

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X Factor band show their support for troops

THE X Factor boy band Union J took a break from a busy tour to show their support for Armed Forces Day.

Winner of the X-Factor Category at the H&F Heroes Awards, Ralph Land

H&F Heroes awarded at special reception

EMOTIONS ran high last night (15) as unsung community heroes were recognised at an special reception, after months of searching.

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Pinner’s Fearne has a baby boy

TV PRESENTER Fearne Cotton has given birth to her first child with partner Jesse Wood.

Harrow's shopping malls report pre-Xmas rise in visitors

VISITOR numbers to Harrow town centre during the pre-Christmas rush were higher than the year before.

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Finding undiscovered local talent

A SHOWCASE of the borough’s undiscovered stars is back.

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What's inside your Observer this week

INSIDE this week's Observer we have hundreds of people all dressed up in red and white and dashing through Harrow for one of the most vibrant and festive charity events on St Luke's Hospice's calendar.

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New Christmas single from Harrow's X Factor star

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HARROW’S former X Factor star is making a bid for Christmas domination with his new single.

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Council confirms Kye will switch on Christmas lights

X FACTOR pop sensation, Kye Sones, will return home to Harrow to perform at the switch on of Harrow town centre’s Christmas Tree lights.

Surprise visit during Children in Need activities

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West Lodge Primary School, West End Lane, Pinner was one of the lucky schools to be chosen to be filmed by the BBC because of its outstanding efforts to raise money for the charity each year.

Nurses at Jack's Place get ready for Observer Toy Appeal

HARD working medical staff in a brightly coloured children’s ward in Northwick Park Hospital are already gearing up for Christmas.

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Kye Sones to switch on Christmas lights

X FACTOR'S Kye Sones will be turning on Harrow's Christmas lights this year.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sneak preview of the new Chimes Christmas lights

THE Gazette got a cheeky first look at the new lights and Christmas decorations in The Chimes shopping centre - and they are great!

Bm@il: Strictly no screaming for six packs on the X Factor, please ladies

I HAVE been disturbed by some strange things lately, on subjects such as baby clothes and men’s chests, so excuse me while I sound off.

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Donate a gift to our hospital Toy Appeal

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and we are calling on our readers to get in the festive spirit by buying a gift for our Toy Appeal 2012.

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