One Direction's Harry Styles 'working on solo material'
One Direction star Harry Styles has been recording a series of songs on his own, reports the Sunday Mirror.
The 19-year-old heart-throb is said to have co-written several of the numbers which he hopes to release on a solo album.
According to reports, Harry has worked on early versions of the songs during visits to the renowned Paramount recording studio in Hollywood.
However the teenager is unlikely to leave One Direction any time soon after signing a new contract with Sony in January.
One Direction signed a three-album deal with Simon Cowell and Sony after they finished third on ITV's The X Factor in 2010.
The band have released two of the three albums – but reports claim their contract states all five members face financial consequences if one decides to quit.
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift 'split'
According to reports One Direction's Harry Styles and US country music singer Taylor Swift have split following a bust-up in the Caribbean.
The stars, who have been together since November, were spending time together on the island of Virgin Gorda, where they were seen happily posing for pictures with fans.
But the romantic holiday is reported to have lasted only a few days, before Swift caught the first flight back home to the US after a row with the teen heartthrob.
She suggested that all might not be well in her relationship with Styles when she posted the lyric "'Til you put me down", a line from her song I Knew You Were Trouble, on Twitter on Sunday.
She and Styles had spent Christmas apart before the One Direction singer flew out to the US to spend New Years with Swift.
They enjoyed New Year's Eve together in New York, where Swift was performing, and were pictured kissing in Times Square.
A spokesman for Styles would not comment on the reports of split.
One Direction fans camp in New York for free concert
One Direction fans have spending the night camping outside the Today studio in New York. Daybreak's Lucy Watson reports.