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He's got fans! Wealdstone Raider storms Christmas charts to number five with charity single

Gordon Hill hoped to ruin Simon Cowell's Christmas by beating his X Factor stars to the number one spot

Take THAT! Wealdstone Raider spoils boyband's Christmas as he climbs into number SIX in the iTunes charts

Viral hero Gordon Hill launched a bid to become Christmas number one... and it might ACTUALLY happen...

He's got fans! Wealdstone Raider could be set for Christmas number one after breaking into the charts

Gordon Hill has even been linked with an appearance in Celebrity Big Brother

Bm@il: 'Form an orderly queue at the bah humbug'

I hope you’ll be supporting one of our local pantomimes. They are great fun for the whole family and can provide a brilliant introduction to live theatre for the very young.

Rhydian Roberts stars as the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast meets Basil Brush at the Theatre Royal, Windsor

Basil Brush and Rhydian from X-Factor provide spade loads of festive sparkle and fun in Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal Windsor, writes Barry Dix .

Campaign begins to get cult personality Wealdstone Raider to Christmas #1

Fans of the man, real name Gordon Hill, want the musical mash-up of his YouTube hit outburst at a fellow supporter to beat the X Factor winner to the top of the charts 

Watch: How walking on hot coals is helping unemployed youths into work

The bizarre challenge is part of Our Club, set up to help young people build their confidence while learning new skills ready for the workplace

Konnie Huq trials ultra low emission economical car

The TV presenter and Ealing resident is backing the BMW i3 extended-range electric vehicle


Simon Cowell continues to create waves in Hanwell

The Royal Harvest on Boston Manor Road welcomed the X Factor boss for a £4.99 meal of scampi and chips last night after he accepted an invitation from maverick contestant Stevi to go for dinner.

Celebrities take over tube Tannoys for Poppy Day

Famous voices ranging from Brian Blessed and Stephen Fry to John Terry and the man who does the X Factor will be making tube announcements for London Poppy Day on Thursday (October 30)

'The most surreal experience': How fans described meeting Simon Cowell at Hanwell Harvester

X Factor judge Simon Cowell decided to stop by the Harvester in Hanwell after the restaurant's manager called the show to invite him over.

X-Factor judge Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell dines at Harvester in Hanwell to fulfill promise he made on Saturday's X Factor

Diners were amazed to see X-Factor judge Simon Cowell and contestant Stevi Ritchie enjoying a £4.99 crispy scampi meal at the Harvester in Boston Manor Road.

Millions to see West Drayton 10-year-old during X Factor

Zoe Fafali Attipoe will perform Royals by the singer Lorde during the show's advertisement breaks

Northwood hairdressers handpicked to style X Factor contestants

Luke Ormsby and George Katsaros work at Haringtons in Northwood by week, but their weekends are taken up styling the stars on the ITV prime time show

Bm@il: Malala could teach Brooks Newmark a thing or two about trouble

If Mr Newmark wants a great male role model he should look no further than Malala’s co-winner, Kailash Satyarthi

Steve Brookstein

Original X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein sings soul at the London Hippodrome in November

Original X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein has a new album out and a book out in the pipeline, and is performing a small number of concerts, including at Leicester Square.

West London's Chloe Jasmine through to X Factor live finals

The singer was picked by mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as one of the final 12 contestants in the X Factor's 11th year

James Blunt slams X Factor as he holds auditions for a support act to his upcoming Hammersmith Apollo gig

Apply by tomorrow evening to be in with a chance of supporting James Blunt who has taken a swipe at the X Factor's 'lack' of credibility

Watch: Boxing star Audley Harrison throws his weight behind campaign to save his old playground

Olympic star used to play at the site as a child back in the 1980s, and is supporting calls to save it from closure.

Ickenham's Andrew signs to Simon Cowell's label with Britain's Got Talent swing band Jack Pack

The Britain's Got Talent finalists scooped a deal with the music mogul's label Syco Records

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


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

Ickenham Jack Pack singer gears up for Britain's Got Talent semi-final

Andrew Bourn will perform with swing band The Jack Pack in tomorrow's Britain's Got Talent semi-final in a bid to win a £250,000 prize and the chance to sing at the Royal Variety Performance.

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.

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