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Che Chesterman forgot the lyrics to this year's fastest selling single (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

X Factor's Che Chesterman forgets the lyrics to Adele's Hello

Posters advertising Black Friday sales on London's Oxford Street

Shoppers bag £3bn of bargains despite 'muted' Black Friday

Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec during a dress rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

Helen George tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after Quickstepathon triumph

PwC said the Caparo Tubular Solutions business had been sold

333 steel jobs saved as Caparo business sold

Junior doctors are poised to take strike action over three days from next week

No deal as talks continue in bid to avert junior doctors' strike

Grant Shapps has come under fire from the father of a Tory activist who killed himself

Grant Shapps quits amid claims of inaction over Tory bullying allegations

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh look out across Valletta Harbour, Malta

Queen ends state visit to Malta with emotional farewell

Prime Minister David Cameron is attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta

David Cameron urges Commonwealth to press for reform in the Maldives

David Cameron indicated he will call a vote on British airstrikes in Syria

Cameron's strongest sign yet he will call for Syria airstrikes vote

The baby girl was taken to Cumberland Infirmary

Probe after 'unexplained' death of baby girl in Carlisle

Susannah Constantine was the first star voted out of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here (ITV/PA)

Susannah Constantine is first star to be voted out of I'm A Celebrity

Ken Livingstone said British troops are 'too discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan'

PM condemns Ken Livingstone for claiming British troops are 'discredited'

HMS Clyde re-fuelling an RAF Sea King helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia to rescue a man bitten by a seal (MoD/PA)

Briton injured by seal on remote Atlantic island rescued by Navy and RAF

JK Rowling feared that her follow-up to the first Harry Potter novel could never match its success

Rowling feared first Harry Potter follow-up could not match its success

Police are appealing for information about the collision, which occurred on Bury New Road in Salford

Pregnant woman thrown on to car bonnet in Salford crash

The Queen at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, Malta

Queen plants sapling of Malta's national tree on state visit

Olly Murs came under fire after making a mistake while presenting the X Factor

Olly Murs was scolded by mother for X Factor elimination gaffe

Snow on the North Yorkshire Moors above Hutton le Hole

Christmas lights switch-ons cancelled amid strong winds

CCTV showed the attempted ram raid of a cash machine in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

Four ram-raiders jailed after being caught red-handed

Three fire appliances attended the scene and firefighters worked for around an hour to put out the flames

Two people die in house fire in Merseyside

Reece Burton has been returned to custody after absconding from a psychiatric clinic (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

'Dangerous' mental health patient found after absconding from clinic

The Boeing 777-200 burst into flames at a Las Vegas airport (Eric Hays/Twitter/PA)

British passengers sue over plane fire on Las Vegas runway

David Brickwood was murdered at his home in Abington, Northampton, in September (Northamptonshire Police/PA)

£10,000 reward offered as police probe murder of Northampton man in own home

An investigation was launched after Arabic graffiti was found on four easyJet planes in France

Probe begins after Arabic graffiti found on four easyJet planes in France

George Osborne unveiled measures designed to help people on to the housing ladder this week

Favourable interest rates for Help to Buy Isa schemes

Researchers at the University of Bath say that stirring table sugar in to a water bottle before a big physical event could be the difference between success and failure

Ditching sports drinks for a spoonful of sugar 'could make exercise easier'

Cyclists lie in the road during a "die in" rally outside Transport for London's (TfL) headquarters

Coffins laid outside TfL office to represent cyclists killed on city's roads

Jess Glynne said it is harder for women in the music industry because of the double standard

Jess Glynne vows she will not be silenced 'for fear of being judged'

Adele's new album has smashed sales records

Adele's new album 'fastest selling record in British history'

Protesters gather around mock coffins during a 'die in' rally outside Transport for London's headquarters to call for more investment in cycling infrastructure

Coffins laid outside TfL office to represent cyclists killed on city's roads

How snakes lost their legs "has long been a mystery", scientists said

Fossil skull CT scan sheds light on how snakes lost their legs

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary had been released on bail in September

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary in custody after bail revoked

Protesters against fracking outside Preston County Hall, Lancashire

Ministers accused of hypocrisy as fracking schemes called in

Justice Lowell Goddard is presiding over the inquiry

Child abuse inquiry to probe claims involving politicians and churches

French president Francois Hollande walks out in the courtyard of the Invalides national monument at the end of a ceremony in Paris (AP)

Francois Hollande vows to destroy 'army of fanatics' behind Paris terror attacks

A fake ambulance used to smuggle cocaine, heroin and ecstasy into the UK

Dutchman guilty in connection with £1.6bn 'ambulance drug smuggling'

Black Friday shoppers on London's Oxford Street

Amazon sees its biggest UK sales day ever on Black Friday

Jeremy Corbyn sent a survey to Labour Party members asking for their views on air strikes against IS in Syria

Labour Party tensions increase over air strikes against IS in Syria

Margaret Rigby spent the cash on meals out, weekly shopping, clearing credit card bills and gifts, Canterbury Crown Court heard

Pensioner who spent dementia-suffering friend's savings is spared jail

The NCA and the Crown Prosecution Service are investigating every type of authorisation that the organisation has received to raid homes

National Crime Agency inquiry into use of warrants after trials collapse

Trevor Brooks - also known as radical preacher Abu Izzadeen - one of two Britons convicted of terror offences and detained in Hungary nearly two weeks ago who have been handed over to UK authorities.

Two men charged after being detained in Hungary

Jon Hunt, the founder of Foxtons estate agents

French government loses High Court bid to block mega-basement completion

A letter written to Santa by seven-year-old Christian Hickey (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Boy, 7, shot in leg asks Santa to help catch gunmen

David Cameron at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Commonwealth unit to be set up to target extremist 'scourge'

Over the last seven weeks 88% of A&E patients were seen within four hours - below the 95% target, figures show

A&E waiting times 'worsening' as bed demand puts pressure on hospitals

Marches for climate change will take place this weekend following similar events last year

Thousands expected at weekend climate change marches

Flowers on the beach in Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people were killed by a terrorist gunman

Philip Hammond holds anti-terror talks with Tunisian leader

Rikki Neave was found strangled

Rikki Neave police 'closing in' on killers after 21 years

A gun attack on two officers in West Belfast is being treated as attempted murder.

Gun attack on Belfast police officers 'has hallmarks of dissident republicans'

George Osborne's decision to increase stamp duty on some homes by 3% could depress the property market, a think tank has warned

Stamp duty rise 'will trigger buy-to-let stampede'

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