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Five acts remain as Ritchie departs

Call centre worker Stevi Ritchie has become the latest contestant to leave The X Factor, leaving just five acts to battle it out to be champion.

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

Winkleman welcomed back on Strictly

Claudia Winkleman received a warm welcome and managed to hold off the tears as she returned to presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

23 Nov 2014 4.05pm

Backshall battered by Strictly

Steve Backshall said Strictly Come Dancing has taken its toll upon his physique.

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

Band Aid 30 storms to top spot

Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? - which features a host of stars - stormed to the top of the singles chart today.

23 Nov 2014 7.49pm

Kidman relishing villain's role

Oscar-winning beauty Nicole Kidman was among the stars to brave the pouring rain at the premiere of Paddington the movie today.

23 Nov 2014 5.05pm

Tribute to road accident boy, 11

The family of an 11-year-old boy who died after being hit by a van on a dual carriageway have said they are "totally devastated" by his death.

23 Nov 2014 11.03pm

Boyack has tax move 'reservations'

One of the candidates to become the new leader of Scottish Labour has expressed "reservations" about the full devolution of income tax powers to ...

23 Nov 2014 4.03pm

Labour contenders seek party unity

Candidates for the Scottish Labour leadership have made a plea for party unity regardless of the outcome of the contest.

23 Nov 2014 11.03pm

Body found in missing man search

A body has been found by police searching for a missing man.

23 Nov 2014 11.03pm

Man, 41, seriously hurt in attack

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after an "horrific" attack by three teenagers.

23 Nov 2014 6.03pm

Downpours spark flood warnings

Persistent downpours over southern England have caused localised flooding and raised fears of more, with many areas receiving up to an inch of rain.

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

Sex offender loses freedom bid

A sex offender from Yorkshire has lost a freedom bid at one of Europe's highest courts.

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

Talking therapy 'can stop suicide'

Talking therapy can prevent people bent on suicide from stepping over the brink, a study has found.

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

Pensioner poverty 'at record low'

Pensioner poverty has fallen over the past decade but there has been a big increase in the number of younger people living in poverty, according to a ...

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

NHS workers to strike in pay row

Picket lines will be mounted outside hospitals today as hundreds of thousands of health workers including midwives, nurses, radiographers, cleaners ...

24 Nov 2014 1.05am

Astronauts bound for space station

A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.

23 Nov 2014 11.04pm

Iran nuclear talks may be extended

The US and five other countries trying to reach a nuclear programme deal with Iran are set to extend the talks, according to diplomats.

23 Nov 2014 1.05pm

Putin rules out lifetime presidency

Vladimir Putin has said he will not remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according ...

23 Nov 2014 8.50pm

Boy, 12, with fake gun shot dead

A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died today after he was shot by a US police officer responding to an emergency call ...

23 Nov 2014 8.50pm

45 die in Afghan suicide bombing

A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan today, killing at least 45 people, officials said.

23 Nov 2014 4.05pm