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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Mickey Mouse degree? Nah, I’m doing X Factor
Friday 11 January 2013
The "Could It Be Magic" singers are making cameo appearances in some of our best-loved TV shows
Tuesday 08 January 2013
See the nominations in full
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Big Brother was the most complained-about television programme of the year, new figures show.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Reality show Big Brother was the most complained about TV programme of the year, new figures show.
Monday 17 December 2012
X Factor winner James Arthur proved nothing is impossible when his debut single rocketed to the top of the charts.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Cowell confirms he will join Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams for the show in 2013
Wednesday 12 December 2012
X Factor bosses meet today to discuss the final line up for the 2013 tour
Tuesday 11 December 2012
The "winner" of The X Factor?
Monday 10 December 2012
The X Factor's ratings slide has continued with Sunday's final pulling in 2 million fewer viewers than last year.
Friday 07 December 2012
Audiences have plummeted throughout the latest series of the once unstoppable X Factor.
Monday 03 December 2012
The X Factor saw its semi-final audience plummet with 2.6 million fewer viewers than last year, while rival Strictly Come Dancing continued to be a step ahead.
Sunday 02 December 2012
This collection of collaborative covers trawls Holland's Hootenanny shows, with a dozen specially recorded tunes thrown in.
Friday 30 November 2012
There will be more blind auditions and fewer live shows in the new series of The Voice as BBC bosses attempt to improve its viewing figures.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
He can't be leaving Merlin, surely?
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train