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Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public

Kye Sones loses out to Rylan Clark after X Factor deadlock vote

Singer Kye Sones was eliminated from X Factor after a deadlock saved controversial contestant Rylan Clark once again.

X Factor stars Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger win Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards and One Direction are named the Ultimate Men of the Year

X Factor rivals Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger both had cause for celebration after landing gongs at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards.

Gary Barlow apologises to Tulisa for ‘fag ash breath’ comment

TV talent show The X Factor is as publicised for its judge-wars as it is for the contestants, but Gary Barlow took things a step too far this weekend when he commented on Tulisa's bad breath.

Almost one million school children think Professor Green is a scientist, says study

Almost one million school children aged five to 16 think rapper Professor Green is a scientist, according to research.

Gary Barlow 'gutted' as his second act Melanie Masson axed from X Factor

Gary Barlow has expressed his bewilderment after another of his acts was axed from The X Factor last night.

X Factor 'wildcard' entry returns

X Factor bosses are once again to introduce a "wildcard" entry to the live stages of the show.

Walsh, 60, returns to the ninth series of the ITV1 show on Saturday

Louis Walsh hints at X-Factor exit

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has suggested that he will bow out of the show after 10 years because he does not want to turn into Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Rapper Dappy charged over fight

N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been charged with affray after a fight at a petrol station left three men with serious facial injuries.

Tulisa back as X Factor judge

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has confirmed that she will be back as a judge on the next series of The X Factor.

Tulisa Contostavlos startled the gossip community by making a film of explanation, saying she was devastated

Ex-lover denies leaking Tulisa Contostavlos tape

A former boyfriend of singer and TV talent show judge Tulisa Contostavlos denies posting a sex tape showing the couple sharing an "intimate moment", a High Court judge was told today.

Explosive: Buckley with Ms. Dynamite

The lightning conductor: Jules Buckley is the go-to man for acts who want orchestral punch

You might not know the name, but the chances are that you've heard his music.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Windmill, London

Sam Duckworth moseying through a Brixton pub in baseball cap and outsize plastic chain is a sight that could alarm his fans.

Album: N-Dubz, Greatest Hits (Universal/Island)

Say what you like about N-Dubz: they know which side their bread's buttered.

Dappy recording 'huge' ballad

N-Dubz Dappy is recording a ballad with Adele's songwriter.

Album: Nero, Welcome Reality (Mercury)

Nero are the London dubstep/drum'n' bass duo of Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray whose debut mixes the pop and the ponderous, occupying a halfway point between Burial and N-Dubz.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

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Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project