The Voice that faded to just a whisper: As BBC show returns, 2012 winner revealed to have no album, no tours and a flop single…Leanne Mitchell, 29, failed to enter the top 40 with her first singleManagement suggested she has been reluctant to engage in publicity Lack of success calls into question show's credibility as springboardJudge Tom Jones accused her record label of mismanaging her careerMiss Mitchell soon to release an autobiography called Finding My Voice Will.i.am said: ‘The best artist does not always get the most votes’ -winner-revealed-album-tours-flop-single-.html” } }); Mismanagement: Sir Tom Jones, who mentored Miss Mitchell to victory last year, accused her record label, Universal Music, of mismanaging her career Some of last year’s runners-up, including Tyler James (left) and Bo Bruce (right), have enjoyed more success Perhaps surprisingly, given her young age and lack of starting career success, the singer will release an autobiography, entitled Finding My Voice, on April 18. A source on the BBC show said: ‘Leanne’s trajectory since The Voice has been a disappointment. She has not been the best advert for the show.’ Some of last year’s runners-up appear to have achieved far more
I'm ready to quit Britain says Ray Winstone as he claims country has been 'raped' by high taxesThe 56-year-old said: 'I love this country but I’ve had enough'Told talkSPORT the taxman was ‘taking too much in exchange for too little’Said hospitals and fire stations are closing and there are 'holes in the roads' By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 9 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 9 March 2013 Actor Ray Winstone says he may quit the UK because it has been ‘raped’ by high taxes.
Ex-wife of disgraced MP Chris Huhne arrives at court to stand trial over claims she took his speeding points Chris Huhne faces jail over scandal that has left his career in tatters His ex-wife Vicky Pryce denies charge based on 'marital coercion'Huhne's car was caught speeding on M11 near Stansted in March 2003 By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 10:24 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:07 GMT, 5 February 2013 Trial: Vicky Pryce, ex-wife of Chris Huhne, arrives at Southwark Crown court today where she is accused perverting the course of justice by taking Huhne's speeding points Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce has arrived at court to stand trial today over claims she took his speeding points. The former Cabinet minister is facing jail after he dramatically admitted lying about who was driving his car when it was clocked over the limit near Stansted Airport in March 2003.
Town hall staff pay in only a QUARTER of the cost of their pensions while taxpayers fork out 6billion a year Council workers paid in 1 for every 4 paid out last year, new figures show Local Government Pensions Scheme put just 1.84billion awayDetails emerge as Eric Pickles finalises pensions deal with the unions By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 00:16 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:22 GMT, 1 January 2013 Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is finalising a deal with unions to rein in pensions spending Council workers paid in only 1 for every 4 paid out in town hall pensions last year. Nearly 6billion of the 8billion cost of the scheme came from taxpayers, an official report has found.
My great, gentle father, friend of popes, princes… and pop stars: As ex-MoS writer William Rees-Mogg dies at 84, his MP son pays tribute | UPDATED: 02:35 GMT, 30 December 2012 David Cameron last night led the tributes to Fleet Street legend William Rees-Mogg, who has died at 84 after a short illness. Lord Rees-Mogg edited The Times from 1967 to 1981, earning fame for his ‘Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel’ editorial condemning a jail term handed to Mick Jagger for drugs offences in 1967.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong sued by Sunday Times for 1million to recoup libel payout Sunday Times wants back the 300,000 they paid him in 2006, plus interestThey claim his original libel action was 'baseless and fraudulent'He is expected to lose out on 30million in sponsorship over next five years | UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 24 December 2012 Cyclist Lance Armstrong is being sued by Sunday Times for the return of damages it paid him in 2006 Lance Armstrong is being sued by The Sunday Times for more than 1million after it lost a libel action to the disgraced cyclist for printing doping claims now known to be true. The Sunday Times paid Armstrong 300,000 in 2006 to settle a case after it reprinted claims from a book alleging that Armstrong had taken performance-enhancing drugs
The man who plans to trek 21,000 miles over SEVEN YEARS in epic attempt to trace the paths of our migrating ancestors Paul Salopek will retrace migration of humans from Africa 70,000 years ago for one of the most ambitious reporting projects ever undertaken He will walk from Ethiopia's Rift Valley to southern tip of South AmericaThe writer will create a 'family portrait of humanity' as he documents the people and places he visits along the way | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is preparing for one of the most ambitious reporting projects ever undertaken – a seven-year trek across the globe to retrace the steps taken by early man tens of thousands of years ago. Paul Salopek will create 'a family portrait of humanity' as he documents the 21,000-mile journey over four continents, from the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia to the most southerly point in South America. The epic route will follow the footsteps of early humans who left Africa 70,000 years ago and spread into Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.
SAS hero wins fight to be at home with family but now he wants return to frontline Sergeant Danny Nightingale was jailed for 18 months for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunitionAppeal Court reduced sentence to 12 months suspended – allowing him to return homeSoldier could be deployed to Helmand if he rejoins Duke of Lancashire's Regiment | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 3 December 2012 SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale could be back on the Afghan frontline within months. He is determined to return to the Special Forces regiment after winning a legal battle last week.
Bogus teacher who forged her qualifications to get secondary school and exam board jobs is jailedJulia Rawlinson admitted leading 'a carefully constructed sham of a life'Mother, 45, took on teaching roles in Northamptonshire and Devon Teacher claimed she had science qualifications but had fake certificates | UPDATED: 20:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 Bogus teacher: Julia Rawlinson, pictured, forged her qualifications to get two teaching jobs and a role with an examining board A bogus teacher who forged her qualifications to get two teaching jobs and a role with an examining board to improve her 'social standing' was jailed today. Julia Rawlinson admitted leading 'a carefully constructed sham of a life' after almost a decade of deceit which saw her take on teaching roles in Northamptonshire and Devon, as well as with Edexcel. Rawlinson, 45, was described as a 'pathological liar' who concocted stories about her educational career and academic qualifications in order to create a life for herself and her family which commanded respect, Exeter Crown Court heard.
Love rat thief who charmed his way in to the homes of women to steal cash and irreplaceable family heirlooms Chris Holding, 24, charmed his way into the hearts and homes of successful womenPolice say Holding struck up relationships with at least nine women and pocketed cash, jewellery and valuables worth nearly 8,300With existing convictions for shoplifting and theft, the he admitted to 13 counts of theft | UPDATED: 07:43 GMT, 27 November 2012 Hustler: Chris Holding's escapades came to an end when his DNA was found on socks left at a woman's home after a one night stand With his dashing good looks and tales of a music career on the brink of take-off, Chris Holding appeared quite a catch. Using his 'sexual wiles', the 24-year-old charmed his way into the hearts and homes of successful women he met at trendy London nightspots