Amelia Lily has returned to the North East to promote her new single "You Bring Me Joy'. The 17-year-old was voted off the X-Factor only to be voted back on to take third position in the ITV show.
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The threat level has been raised to critical by MI5's Counter-Terrorism Analysis Centre.