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Police renew their appeal for missing Durham School teacher Mark Bushnell. They say there is 'no identifiable trigger' to explain why he would disappear and that everything in his life 'seemed normal' to family and friends.
Police are appealing for information after a North Tyneside Metro passenger was punched in the side of the head. The man was assaulted at 9pm on December 29, on Hadrian Road Metro Station in Wallsend.
Police search Blackhall Rocks after a car belonging to a missing Durham School teacher was found.
Police are out searching for missing Durham School teacher, Mark Bushnell. They are looking in the Blackhall Rocks area, close to where his car was found.
Police are putting up posters and handing out leaflets as the search for missing Durham School teacher, Mark Bushnell, continues.
The last time Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole were both on The X Factor was 2010.
They had an audience of 17.2 million watching Matt Cardle being crowned the winner, but that figure had dropped by 7.5 million for the climax of the 2013 series when Sam Bailey won. Cheryl says this series will be 'fun'.
– Cheryl Cole
"I'm very happy and excited to be returning to The X Factor. I'm inspired and ready to find new talent and potential pop stars. It's going to be a fun series."
Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and ITV bosses have spoken of their excitement about Cheryl Cole's return to The X Factor. Louis Walsh tweeted saying 'oh no!'
– Simon Cowell
"I am so happy that Cheryl has agreed to join The X Factor again.
"The last time we worked together in the UK was incredible and produced some really successful artists. Obviously the plan is to do the same again... so it's back to work."
– Veteran judge Louis Walsh via Twitter
"It's official. Cheryl is back. Oh no."
– Elaine Bedell, ITV's director of comedy and entertainment
"She was an extremely popular judge who struck a real chord with our viewers, and we're looking forward to welcoming her back on screen this autumn."
Police are continuing their search for missing Durham School deputy head teacher Mark Bushnell.
Searches have resumed around the picnic site at Blackhall Rocks, Peterlee and police say they will hand out leaflets and posters as the search continues.
Cheryl Cole is returning to The X Factor after four years. The popstar said she was "happy and excited" to be back with the ITV show.
Cheryl was sacked from the US version of the show. She has since made up with Syco boss Simon Cowell and is reported to have signed a deal for £1.5m.
Both Cowell and the former Girls Aloud star quit the show after the 2010 series to launch a new version across the Atlantic. But she was dropped within weeks, amid claims that Americans could not understand her Newcastle accent, and the pair fell out.
Her return to the UK show was announced by Cowell with a message posted online, which said: "It's official. Cheryl is back. Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent."