From pub singer to super star

James Arthur from Saltburn has won this year X Factor. The 24-year-old won the public vote at a live final in Manchester.

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Saltburn 'yarnbombers' strike again

The knitters have become famous for the appearance of their creations overnight Credit: ITV News

'Yarnbombers' have been out in force again over this weekend's Bank Holiday as they left more knitted creations on a seaside town's pier.

Knitters celebrate the British tradition of sunburn with their newest creations in Saltburn Credit: ITV News

The woollen masterpieces cover half of the Saltburn pier and pay tribute to a day out at the seaside.

The new display celebrates a day out at the beach Credit: ITV News

Amongst the knitted pieces, visitors can see sunbathers, beach huts, jellyfish and fish and chips in inedible form.

Some of the woollen creations on display at Saltburn's pier Credit: ITV News

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The Face of Nature found in the North East

The 'Face of Nature' looks on Credit: Martin Nesbitt

The 'Face of Nature' has been spotted in the North East after a man stumbled across the face in a tree when he was walking his dog.

Martin Nesbitt was walking through Saltburn Valley Gardens when he came across the tree which appeared to be looking back at him.

Martin with 'The Face of Nature' that he found while walking his dog Credit: Martin Nesbitt

Walk to thank neonatal team

Fundraisers gather to thank neonatal team Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A devoted dad has led a sponsored walk from Saltburn to Whitby to thank the neonatal team that saved his little boy's life.

Dominic was boen 14 weeks premature Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Roy Willis's son Dominic was born 14 weeks premature last October, weighing just 2lb 3oz.

For three months the neonatal team at The James Cook University Hospital took care of him and keeping him alive, saving his life as many as five times a day.

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James Arthur to meet fans in Middlesbrough music store

The winner of the X Factor 2012, James Arthur, celebrates the release of his winners single, 'Impossible', with a signing session at James' local hmv store in the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough.

James will be at the store from 4pm to meet fans and sign copies of the new single which was officially released through Syco on Sunday 9th December following James' win on the live ITV1 show.

James' won the X Factor in front of a 10,000 crowd in Manchester, ahead of runner up Jahmene Douglas.

600 free wristbands will be available from the hmv store from 8.00 this morning for those wanting to attend the event.

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James Arthur - Fastest selling X Factor winner to date

Singer James Arthur has smashed X Factor sales records with the release of his debut single 'Impossible'.

Despite a decline in viewers for this year's show, the 24-year-old has noticed up the fastest-selling winner's single at this point in its release.

According to the Official Charts Company, by midnight last night there were nearly 190,000 sales of 'Impossible', which went on sale on Sunday evening immediately after the boy from Boro' was crowned X Factor winner.

The CD version of the single will go on sale tomorrow.

Arthur's sales are ahead of all previous other X Factor winners at this point - with Alexandra Burke's 'Hallelujah' notching up 147,000 and fellow winners Little Mix selling 69,000 during the same time period.

He still has to beat Shayne Ward's 'That's My Goal', which shifted 742,000 copies in total.

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