ITV News Central correspondent Alison Mackenzie met up with X Factor hopeful Sam Bailey today.
Sam, a prison warden from Leicestershire, got through to the boot camp round of the show after wowing the judges and an audience of 4,000 at Wembley.
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A councillor has received a backlash after saying the England rugby team should be sent on a bus to Coventry, hours after a fatal crash.
These are the latest pictures from the scene of the fatal bus crash in Coventry, which left a seven-year-old boy and a pensioner dead.
A supercar driven by an East Midlands millionaire lost control and veered into the crowd. Five of the injured are in a critical condition.