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
Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight Snow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today Temperatures plunge as low as -4C as freezing weather returns By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 GMT, 2 February 2013 If thought winter was petering out this week, you may be in for a chilly shock. Parts of Britain enjoyed temperatures of up to 14C (57F) this week – a welcome reprieve after January’s heavy snowfall brought the country to a halt. But last night snow returned to northern England and Scotland – and forecasters say more is on the way
Snow to return across Britain this weekend with temperatures falling as low as -6CSnow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today and tomorrowTemperatures plunge as low as -6C (21F) as freezing weather returns By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 Britain may have only just recovered from last month's Big Freeze, but more cold weather and snow are on the way today.
How dull must your Christmas Day be if you'd rather fill out an online tax return Maybe ask one of the 1,500 people who did | UPDATED: 18:13 GMT, 27 December 2012 While most of us spent Christmas Day enjoying good food and a well-earned break with family, some Britons were not so lucky. More than 1,500 broke off festivities on Tuesday to fill out their tax returns – an increase of 40 per cent on last year. And Christmas Day was not the only day to be filled with onerous duties, as thousands knuckled down to do their taxes on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day too
Now fewer than six in 10 say they are Christians as religion goes into decline Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 09:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million. The collapse in belief in the religion which has been central to the history of the country for 1,500 years means that fewer than six out of ten, or 59 per cent, now describe themselves as Christian
Religion in decline as census figures reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 11 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million
It's catman! Hilarious snap of cat that looks just like the caped crusaderCat looks just like Batman, the superhero protector of Gotham CityCute image is wildly popular internet meme | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 3 December 2012 A new dark knight detective has been prowling the rooftops and alleyways of Gotham City: Catman! Reddit user Hamsternose has posted a picture of a cat which bears a striking resemblance to Batman, the wildly popular superhero immortalised in film, video games, animation, TV, a stage show and, of course, comics, The cute, yet mildly intimidating, image took the internet by storm and at one point was even trending on Twitter. Scourge of criminals (and mice) everywhere: The unnamed cat bears an uncanny resemblance to the Dark Knight Detective Users of social media sites posted comments like 'now we know what happened to Robin' and 'can we somehow breed more' However, Bruce Wayne's feline alter ego hasn't quite won over everyone who has seen it