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Josh Daniel's message to fans after X Factor exit

Josh Daniel Credit: ITV/Thames

"Watch this space... let's try and make history as an independent when my music drops. Team Grimmy to win and I love all of the contestants in the final 12. X factor has been an incredible experience and I'm so grateful and proud of making the final 6. So excited to get to work. I'll see as many of you as I can soon. Show dates and venues TBC!"

– Josh Daniel on Facebook


Police praise successful Houghton Feast

This year's event saw very little disorder across the nine days, with only five people arrested for minor offences.

The festival is held in Houghton every year in October and dates back to the 12th century. It features a fairground, church events, shows and community events.

We're really pleased that this year there was very little disorder right across the whole of the festival. This really does go to show what a fantastic community event it is and I'd like to thank all those attending for the great atmosphere."

– Houghton Neighbourhood Inspector Lisa Musgrove


Teesside's Josh Daniel in X Factor final six boys

Teesside singer Josh Daniel has made it through to the final six boys on The X Factor, mentored by radio DJ Nick Grimshaw. Josh will go to Judges Houses representing the North East. If he makes it through that stage, he will feature on the live shows on ITV.

Josh moved Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to tears when he dedicated an audition to his late friend.

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