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Primary school gets the X Factor

X factor finalist District 3 at Victoria Junior school, Workington.
X factor finalist District 3 at Victoria Junior school, Workington. Credit: ITV news

X Factor finalists District 3 have performed for pupils at a primary school in Cumbria after they won a singing competition.

Victoria Junior School in Workington came first in a county-wide 'Sing to Win' contest.

Pupils watch performance by X factor finalist District 3.
Pupils watch performance by X factor finalist District 3. Credit: ITV news

The runners up to this competition were Newbarns Primary and Yarlside Nursery and Primary Schools.

The three schools will all receive copies of their individual CDs, which they can sell on to family and friends to raise money for either their school or a charity.

The aim of the exercise is for the songs produced by the schools to have a positive influence and increase the amount of children who walk, cycle or scoot to school.

Pupils at Victoria Junior school dance along to District 3.
Pupils at Victoria Junior school dance along to District 3. Credit: ITV news
District 3 perform songs for competition-winning Victoria Junior school.
District 3 perform songs for competition-winning Victoria Junior school. Credit: ITV news

Extended interview: X Factor's James Arthur wows home crowd

X Factor finalist James Arthur thrilled hundreds of fans as he returned home to Teesside in style for his homecoming show.

The 24-year-old visited the local pub in Saltburn where he sang while struggling to make it, before going to Middlesbrough to prepare for his gig at 8pm tonight, December 4.

Watch his extended interview here:

Get more on James Arthur on the ITV Tyne Tees website.

You can also get the latest on the X Factor here.

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Festive celebrations underway

Visitors to Workington this weekend will be treated to a host of activities and attractions, as this year's festive celebrations begin.

The activities kick off on Friday lunchtime (16th November), with the opening of the three day Christmas market.

Former X-Factor star Marcus Collins will then join the Mayor of Allerdale to switch on the Christmas lights at 6pm.

Over the weekend children will be entertained by magicians, clowns, face painters and balloon modellers, and they can visit Santa and his elves in his log cabin.

A live stage showcasing local talent and professional acts will be on display over the weekend.

'Santa' will be showcasing the Rugby League World Cup on his open top bus, at various locations across Workington, as part of the countdown to the matches at Derwent Park in 2013.

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