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Jake Quickenden with Mel B at her Judges House in Mexico

X Factor review 2014: Mel B shows a little tenderness as boys are cut down to size

Scary Spice left her acerbic tongue back in Leeds this week

The X Factor house: Eight bedroom detached house, Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire EN4. On with Statons for offers over £2,500,000.

The X Factor house revealed: Property news roundup

Plus, mortgages for self-employed, London's cooling market, and a tasty house cake

'Strictly Come Dancing' attracted 6.53 million viewers on Friday

Strictly Come Dancing beats X Factor in Friday night ratings battle

It was a close call between the two talent shows

Cheryl was left in a conundrum with too much talent and too few seats during the six-chair challenge stage

X Factor 2014 review: Cheryl crushes dreams with six-chair challenge

It was tension central at boot camp as the former Girls Aloud singer whittled down the hopefuls

Jake Quickenden sings his heart out in his second audition

X Factor 2014 review: Jake Sims, Jake Quickenden and Charlie Martinez brave the arena audience

Tonight it was about the boys, who wooed the crowd - but not everyone impressed the judges

X Factor 2014: Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and Raign Rabin dominated the arena auditions

The plummy singer wowed with some old school Hollywood crooning, while Raign won the crowd despite a monotonous speech

X Factor 2014 preview: Cheryl labels Raign Rabin 'annoying' as series struggles to find a star

Video clips ahead of tomorrow's programme show an abundance of odd acts

Cheryl despairs during the arena auditions

X Factor 2014 review: Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell clash over Rouge Kiss

Forget about last night’s lap dancing love-in, the pair continuously fought with each other across the judges’ table

Paul Akister cast a spell over the judges, causing them to spontaneously start giving each other lap dances

X Factor 2014 review: Paul Akister performance spurs Cheryl Cole and Mel B into bizarre lap dance

The live performances proved a little too much for two of the judges

The X Factor was in the North this week

X Factor 2014: ITV to start broadcasting show on Friday in addition to weekend

X Factor will go head-to-head with Strictly on Friday 26 September

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That's one hell of a lot of lycra: The 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

The Jump, TV preview: Steve Redgrave, Darren Gough and Amy Childs take to the slopes

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will teach the celebrities to conquer the ski jump

Indyplus video: BBC vs ITV

Viewers of Lap of the Planet will be taken on a live trip around Earth

Channel 4 to broadcast programme live from the International Space Station

Lap of the Planet is due to air in March with two other space spin-offs planned

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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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