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Children In Need song tops singles chart

This year's BBC Children In Need charity single has topped the current singles chart, it was confirmed tonight.

The choral version of Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' performed by Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, which includes Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, Bake Off co-host Mel Giedroyc and comedian Jo Brand, has sold over 120,000 copies since its release on Monday.


James Corden wins £32,000 on Deal Or No Deal

Comic actor James Corden scooped £32,000 for charity in a special edition of Channel 4 series Deal Or No Deal.

James Corden won £32,000 on Deal Or No Deal. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The Gavin and Stacey star was given a ticking off by his parents for agonising over some of his decisions, but in a nervous finale, he gambled the £16,000 he had already won.

He could have left with nothing after opting to buy "box 23," but luck was on his side and he managed to double his money and win the cash for the Terrence Higgins Trust and Save the Children.

Alan Hansen to retire after 41 years on the ball

The veteran football commentator Alan Hansen has announced his retirement after 22 years at the heart of the BBC's Match of the Day programme.

Alan Hansen Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

The former Liverpool captain said he would stay until the end of next year's World Cup in Brazil but would not renew his contract, which expires next July.

He said: "I’ve been in football for 41 years and I’m going out right at the top, just as I did at Liverpool.

"The plan was always that I would retire at 55. I kept going, but I finally decided to retire during Euro 2012."


Sean Bean will not face charges over allegation he harassed his ex-wife

Sean Bean will not be prosecuted after he was arrested on suspicion of harassing his ex-wife.

Actor Sean Bean Credit: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Actor Bean, 53, who made his name in the Napoleonic war drama Sharpe, was arrested and bailed in May over allegations that he sent abusive texts and calls to actress Georgina Sutcliffe.

A Met Police spokesman said Bean, who is currently starring in the fantasy series Game Of Thrones, has "since been released with no further action".

Bean and Sutcliffe, his fourth wife, divorced in December 2010 after two years of marriage.