Margaret Thatcher "witch song" insult: BBC to play Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

BBC WILL play Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead in chart countdown but won't broadcast tasteless Thatcher protest single in fullSong has now sold 20,000 copies since Thatcher's death on Monday It has been pushed up the charts due to an internet campaignThe track, which costs 79p online, is currently No1 on iTunesAlso on course to become the shortest top 10 single ever at 51 seconds BBC confirms it will play it on Radio 1 this Sunday – but a shorter version'The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,' a spokesman said , Osterode am Harz, Germany — Illustration – an old woman is using facebook on her iPhone. Photo: Frank May — Image by Frank May/dpa/Corbis” class=”blkBorder” /> The power of a Facebook campaign should not be underestimated.

London semi where North Korean Supreme leader"s man keeps watch… on The X Factor

London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived

UK weather: Don"t put your winter coats away just yet: Forecasters warn of four days of freezing weather with temperatures feeling like -10C

Don't put your winter coats away just yet: Forecasters warn of four days of freezing weather with temperatures feeling like -10CTemperatures could plunge as low as -6C in some areasWind chill will mean some places feel like -10C By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 00:18 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 21 February 2013 If you were hoping for a little respite from the cold weather, the prospects are not looking good. An unusually cold snap will take hold of Britain over the next few days as freezing winds sweep across the nation. Strong gusts of up to 50mph will mean that temperatures hovering around freezing point could feel more like -10 degrees in some areas.

Footballer"s father found guilty of assaulting son"s ex-girlfriend after she leaked star"s "relationship" with X Factor judge…

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Bedfordshire Police: Cringeworthy police Christmas crime song fails to hit the right note

‘Simon Cowell would not be impressed’: Cringeworthy Christmas crime song fails to hit the right note Bedfordshire Police has recorded its own version of the Slade festive classic Merry Christmas EverybodyBut not everyone is impressed with their musical effort with one Facebook user describing it as 'tragic' | UPDATED: 12:42 GMT, 24 December 2012 They may be more accustomed to patrolling the beat, but one police force has shown that it doesn’t have the X Factor when it comes to trying to sing along in time to it. Facebook users have slammed Bedfordshire Police’s ‘tragic’ cover version of Slade’s 1973 anthem Merry Christmas Everybody – the not very catchily named ‘Christmas Crime Reduction’. The force had hoped that the song would offer residents winter crime advice but it is unlikely to trouble the frontrunners for the number one spot over the festive period.

Reality TV show Big Brother was most complained about programme of 2012 after 2,000 calls to Ofcom

Reality TV show Big Brother was most complained about programme of 2012 after 2,000 calls to Ofcom More than half were about Conor McIntyre's threats to housemate X Factor show where Carolynne Poole was kicked out is secondPhillip Schofield handing Prime Minister list of alleged Tory paedophiles third | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 18 December 2012 The bullying behaviour of a Big Brother housemate made the show the most complained about programme of the year. The Channel 5 show sparked 2,088 complaints to TV watchdog Ofcom throughout the 2012 series. And more than half concerned housemate Conor McIntyre's threatening remarks towards fellow contestant Deana Uppal.

Sport dominates the UK"s year on Twitter: We can"t stop talking about Boris Johnson"s Olympic dance and Usain Bolt

You tweet, Boris! Mayor's 'dad dancing' tops Twitter's 2012 highlights in year dominated by sport Microblogging site publishes its Year On Twitter review for 2012Most tweeted moments dominated by Olympics, Euro 2012 and X FactorBarack Obama's 'Four more years' message is most retweeted worldwide | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 12 December 2012 What was the most talked about event of this year Barack Obama being re-elected Perhaps it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee river pageant Nope.

X Factor 2012 ratings suffer final humiliation: 1.3m viewers desert climax

X Factor suffers a final humiliation: 1.3million viewers desert climax of ITV talent showSaturday night's X factor show attracted just 9.3million viewers – the lowest for a final since 2005The low figure was despite appearances from Kylie Minogue and Rita Ora | UPDATED: 14:57 GMT, 10 December 2012 It was once the most watched show on television. But not even the final of The X Factor, with all its glitz and glamour, could stop its dismal decline

Arctic Britain: Siberian freeze brings ice, snow and -16C temperatures this week

Freezing Britain: Siberian front brings ice, snow and -16C temperatures (but at least these skiers are enjoying themselves) Temperatures expected to dip from Sunday with frozen conditions bringing chaos to the roads later in the week Commuters pictured battling through heavy snow in Leeds, Newcastle and LincolnshireAA warn drivers to be prepared for treacherous conditions and advise grit is ineffective below -9C Icy gusts from the east will bring a wind chill factor of -16C next week, according to Met Office forecasters Follows a week of transport chaos with airports closing and dramatic car crashes putting police officers and a boy of 11 into hospital | UPDATED: 17:07 GMT, 8 December 2012 With icy blasts sweeping in from Siberia expected to send the mercury plummeting from as early as tomorrow afternoon, skiers made a rare UK appearance this morning enjoying an unexpected spot of glorious sunshine. The intrepid winter sportsmen took to the gentle slopes of the South Tyne Valley, near Alston, in Cumbria, and if forecasters are correct there will be plenty more of the white stuff to come

Unborn baby shocks expectant parents when scan shows it making rude one-finger gesture

This one's going to be trouble! Unborn baby shocks expectant parents when scan shows it making rude one-finger gestureFoetus snapped yawning, shadow boxing and giving X-factor-style saluteParents concerned their child will become a 'hell raiser' | UPDATED: 13:48 GMT, 7 December 2012 If you thought babies only turned terrible at two, think again. Anne-Marie and Ben Roland's unborn baby is already proving a handful after it was caught making a rude one-finger gesture during a routine ultrasound scan. The cheeky foetus shocked its expectant parents, from St John's Wood, in north London, when it was captured raising its middle digit halfway through 25-year-old Anne-Marie's 28 week scan