Saltburn's X-Factor winner James Arthur has confirmed that he is no longer with Simon Cowell's company, Syco.
There was speculation earlier this year that he had been dropped by the record label.
Last night, though, James Arthur posted these messages on Twitter:
Just to clear things up - I am no longer with Syco. I would like to thank all at the label for making a great record with me.
With less than a month to go until the World Cup in Brazil, Saltburn's mystery knitters have been getting delighted fans in the mood.
The collection of figures stretches along the beach railings, and includes both footballers and their armies of fans.
This isn't the first time the so-called 'yarnbombers' have decorated the town - but their identity has always remained a secret.
Do you know the Saltburn yarnbombers?! Email email@example.com
Mystery knitters have been busy in the run up to the Bank Holiday - delighting a seaside town with World Cup inspired creations.
The railings along the beach in Saltburn are adorned with wool figures from different nations playing in the World Cup.
Among them, an optimistic England player clutching the World Cup.
Maradona's infamous Hand of God from the 1986 World Cup quarter final has also been recreated.
Others playfully poke fun at national stereotype - the Frenchman has a striped jumper and a beret.
This isn't the first pop up exhibition by the clandestine creators - they also made figures for the Olympics, Queen's Jubilee and the Royal Wedding.
Their identity remains a closely guarded secret.
Police are appealing for information after a collision which has left a man with serious injuries in hospital.
The collision, which involved a Citroen Relay van and a Citroen C4, happened at around 11.10am on Thursday May 8 on Wilton Bank in Saltburn.
The 58-year-old man driving the Citroen C4 has been taken to James Cook University Hospital suffering from serious arm injuries as well as head and internal injuries.
He is in a stable condition.
Saltburn's X Factor winner James Arthur said he was 'concentrating on his music' after reports that he had been dropped from Simon Cowell's record label.
The singer was reportedly dropped by Syco after it emerged his song Follow The Leader included the lyric "I'm gonna blow up your family like I'm a terrorist".
A spokeswoman for Syco declined to comment and James tweeted to defend the song, which he insisted was "not promoting terrorism".
As far as I know I am still with syco but I am exclusively signed to Sony. People look too deeply into the media circus. It's about music.
Saltburn's James Arthur has denied speculation that he was dropped by Simon Cowell's label Syco. It has been reported that The X Factor winner was sacked because of controversial lyrics.
People across the North East were out late for a rare glimpse of the Northern Lights last night.
This picture was taken by one of our viewers, Nick Wesson, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire.
The body of a man from Middlesbrough aged 70 has been discovered at the foot of cliffs near Saltburn-by-the-Sea. His death is not thought to be suspicious. Police have not yet released his name.
Coastguards were called out to reports of a teenager threatening to jump in the rough sea at Saltburn after playing the "neknomination" drinking game.
The RNLI Lifeboat based in Redcar was also sent to Saltburn Pier after being alerted by Cleveland Police, but the teenager was later found to be at home.
After going to the pier, Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team found the male had posted his intention to jump from it on social media after taking part in the online game.
"The craze of neknominate is spreading virally through Facebook but before accepting your mission please just stop and think about what you are doing.
"If you have been drinking, your judgement will be impaired and you will be more likely to be overcome by the cold, dark sea. Your acceptance of the dare is highly likely to be life threatening.
"Alcohol is a contributory factor in a significant number of coastal drownings every year. Alcohol and sea water really don't mix."
A man who had gone missing from his home in Saltburn has been found safe and well.
Derek Ingledew, 76, had been missing since Wednesday but has been found in London.
Police are thanking members of the public for help with their enquiries.