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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.

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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

X-Factor star drops in on Chiswick this half-term.

Choir mistress coached ITV talent hopefuls and wants to share her expertise locally.

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

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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

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.

Say No More

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.

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