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Syco declines to comment on James Arthur

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".

James Arthur 'still with Syco'

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.


Northern Lights over Saltburn-by-the-Sea

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.

Northern Lights in North Yorkshire: they are not normally seen this far south Credit: Nick Wesson

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'Neknomination' teen threatened to jump in sea

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."

– Humber Coastguard watch manager Bev Allen


Appeal to find missing Saltburn man

Derek Ingledew, 76, has been missing since January 15 Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Saltburn.

Derek Ingledew, 76, has been missing from home since January 15th. His family say it is out of character for him not to return home and officers are concerned for his welfare.

Mr Ingledew is described as white, 5ft 8" tall with brown eyes and white hair and he wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a grey ski-type jacket, a blue shirt, navy trousers and brown shoes.

There has been reports of a possible sighting of Mr Ingledew in London and he may be travelling by train.

Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Police searching for missing man find man's body

Police searching for a missing man from Harrogate have found a man's body on a beach in Saltburn.

James Kipling had not been seen since Thursday, when he drove away from his home Credit: North Yorkshire Police/Kipling family

James Kipling has not been seen since the afternoon of Thursday, 14th November. A body was found near cliffs, in an area known as Saltburn Scar, but has not been identified.

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