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One Direction in Leicester for charity football challenge

One Direction heartthrobs Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson will be heading to the Midlands today for a charity football match.

A-list stars including singer Olly Murs, Rod Stewart, and Robbie Fowler will all be joining the lads at the King Power Stadium - home of Leicester City Football Club.

The Niall Horan Charity Football Challenge will he held at Leicester City's King Power Stadium Credit: Adam Davy/PA

All proceeds from the event, called the Niall Horan Charity Football Challenge, will go to Irish Autism Action (IAA) and UK Heart and Minds Challenge.

Niall - a Derby County fan - will be taking on world-class footballers including former County captain Robbie Savage in the match, which kicks off at 3pm.


One Direction's Liam Payne unhappy about fans coming to his London home

Liam Payne was forced to apologise after photos emerged of him standing on a balcony ledge Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

One Direction's Liam Payne has tweeted his unhappiness at the number of fans who are waiting outside his London apartment to meet him.

The Wolverhampton-born singer's friends have posted images online which have led fans to work out his address, leading to many waiting outside his flat.

The star tweeted:

"I know my friends have tweeted a lot of pictures of my house the past few days but can people please stop coming and waiting outside.

"I'd just like to be able to walk outside as everyone does and enjoy time with my friends, not feel bad for not wanting to take a picture.

"Sorry if I've been rude to anyone but I've come to realise if I take one picture more people keep coming everyday xxx hope everyone's good."

Read: Liam Payne apologises for 'irresponsible' photo.


One Direction star Liam Payne apologises for 'irresponsible' photo

This picture of Liam Payne on the balcony ledge was published on his friend's Twitter feed Credit: Twitter

One Direction star Liam Payne has apologised after a photo of the singer standing on a 360 foot-high balcony ledge emerged on Twitter.

The Wolverhampton-born star has apologised for the image on his Twitter account:

"You may have seen a photo of me today on top of a building. I regret being there and having a photo taken.

"It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do. I am sorry, and do not endorse any fans trying to repeat this, as it is extremely dangerous."

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One Direction star Liam escapes blaze at flat

Liam Payne escaped unharmed after a fire broke out at his home. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

One Direction star Liam Payne escaped unharmed after a fire broke out at his home but three others were taken to hospital with injuries.

The singer was in the flat on the 34th floor of a luxury block in Canary Wharf, in London's Docklands, when firefighters were called.

Two men and a women were treated for burns after a blaze started on the balcony but a spokesman for the star said he was unharmed.

Station manager Laurie Kenny, from London Fire Brigade, said: "Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to get the fire under control as quickly as possible.

"Around 30 people left the building before we arrived and were not injured. Two of the occupants had superficial burns to their hands and the third had burns to his hands and face. All three have been taken to hospital."

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to the scene. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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