A mum from Leicestershire who wowed the judges and the public this weekend on ITV's X Factor has been telling ITV News Central about life in her home town.
Sam Bailey works at Gartree prison near Market Harborough.
She sang "Who's Lovin You" at Wembley Arena and is now through to boot camp.
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Police in Nottingham are increasing patrols in the city after a series of stabbings over the weekend.
The Midlands was struck by lightning as the “mother of all thunderstorms” rolled across southern England overnight, meteorologists said.
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