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The Dark Angel concludes on ITV tonight

The second and final part to ITV's crime drama 'Dark Angel' will air tonight (November 7) at 9pm.

The drama is based on the true story of Mary Ann Cotton, known as Britain's first female serial killer.

Joanne Froggatt who plays Mary Ann Cotton in ITV's crime drama Dark Angel. Credit: ITV

It tells how Cotton, who was originally from Houghton-le-Spring, set about poisoning her victims with arsenic over an eight-year span in an attempt to benefit from insurance money.

Some suggest the number of victims could be as high as 21 and it is thought Cotton murdered her own mother and 11 of her 13 children.

Watch Helen Pearson's report here:


Cheryl will approve of Sam's X Factor song choice

North East X Factor contender Sam Lavery, 17, will perform a Girls Aloud song on The X Factor at the weekend.

This week's theme is Girlbands v Boybands and Sam's choice will go down well with former X Factor judge Cheryl who was a part of the group formed on Popstars - The Rivals.

Sam Lavery hits POB's red carpet

It could be something she has to get used to... Sam Lavery, 17, walked the red carpet last night at the Pride of Britain awards in London. The X Factor contestant, from County Durham, may end up a regular face at televised events if she wins the ITV talent show.

Sam Lavery Credit: PA


Bonnie Tyler's best friend sends luck to Sam Lavery

North East X Factor hopeful Sam Lavery, 17, will perform Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart this weekend on the ITV show.

Bonnie's best friend, North East entertainer Lorraine Crosby, has wished Sam the best of luck, admitting, it's a big song!

Bonnie Tyler with Lorraine Crosby Credit: Jason Warnes

"Hope she nails the song good luck" "Jim Steinman's epic track Total Eclipse is one of the biggest power ballads of all time"

– Lorraine Crosby

Revealed: Sam Lavery's Fright Night song choice

The County Durham singer will be performing Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart. The X Factor contestants will sing 'Fright Night' themed tracks with choreography.

Find out what's in store from the other acts

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