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American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by FremantleMedia North America.
Arriva TrainCare, formerly LNWR is a railway rolling stock maintenance company.
Arriva UK Trains Limited is the company that oversees Arriva's train operating companies in the United Kingdom.
Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters.
Bananarama are a British female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women.
Britain's Got Talent (often abbreviated to BGT) is a British talent show competition, and is part of the ''Got Talent'' franchise created by Simon Cowell.
Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice
Britain's Got the Pop Factor...
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.
Carol Patricia Smillie (born 23 December 1961) is a Scottish television presenter and actress, and a former model, who was a presenter on British TV during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Celador is an entertainment company originally formed in 1981 as a UK independent television production company.
Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.
The 512 members of the class 47 underwent many changes in their long career on British railways.
Sir Cliff Richard, (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist.
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Coventry Bears R.L.F.C. are a semi-professional rugby league club based in Coventry, England, formed in 1998.
Crewe ('Cryw' in Welsh) is a railway town and civil parish within the borough of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
Crewe Heritage Centre is a railway museum located in Crewe, England.
Dead or Alive was an English pop band, formed in 1980 in Liverpool.
Denise Gyngell (born 30 August 1961) is a Welsh singer, actress and model.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American pay television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Fireman or stoker is the job title for someone whose job is to tend the fire for the running of a boiler, to heat a building, power a steam engine, etc.
The General Electric Company, or GEC, was a major UK-based industrial conglomerate involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications, and engineering.
Geraldine Estelle Horner (born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author, and actress.
A girl group is a music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together.
Girls Aloud are an English-Irish pop girl group, which was created through the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
Hazell Dean (born Hazel Dean Poole, 27 October 1952) is an English dance-pop singer, who achieved her biggest success in the 1980s as a leading Hi-NRG artist.
An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.
"Hurts So Good" is a song by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, then performing under the stage name "John Cougar." The song was a number two hit on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 for the singer/songwriter.
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.
James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist.
Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968) is an Australian actor and singer.
Josh James Dubovie (born 27 November 1990) is a British singer.
Keith Strachan (born 21 January 1944 in Consett, County Durham) is an English composer and theatre director.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
League 1 (for sponsorship reasons currently known as the Betfred League 1), is a professional rugby league competition based in England.
Leamington Spa railway station serves the town of Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire, England.
Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936) is a Jamaican music producer and inventor noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style.
*List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1950s.
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.
Michael Louis Vincent Walsh (born 5 August 1952) is an Irish entertainment manager and former judge on British television talent show The X Factor.
MasterChef is a BBC television competitive cooking show.
Matthew James Aitken (born 25 August 1956 in Coventry) is an English songwriter and record producer, brought up in Astley, Greater Manchester, best known as the creative force behind the 1980s songwriting/production trio Stock Aitken Waterman.
Mecca Leisure Group (also known as Mecca Leisure Ltd, Mecca Ltd, and Mecca Dance Ltd) was a British business that ran nightclubs, hotels, theme parks, bingo parlors and Hard Rock Cafes.
Mel and Kim were a British pop duo, consisting of sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby.
Michaela Evelyn Ann Strachan (born 7 April 1966) is an English television presenter.
Michelle McManus (born 8 May 1980) is a Scottish singer, columnist, occasional television presenter, radio DJ and actress, who is best remembered as the winner of the second and final series of UK talent show Pop Idol in 2003.
Michael Stock (born 3 December 1951) is an English songwriter, record producer and musician, best known for being a member of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken and Waterman that achieved success in the 1980s and 1990s.
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to a vibrant and well-documented musical heritage, stretching back to colonial times.
Musical Youth is a British Jamaican reggae band.
Neil Andrew Howe Fox (born 12 June 1961) is an English radio DJ and television presenter, known for many years as Dr Fox before he became "Foxy" in the 2000s.
Network Rail is the owner (via its subsidiary Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, which was known as Railtrack plc before 2002) and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales.
Neville Eugenton Staple (born 11 April 1955) is a Jamaican born English singer for the two-tone ska band, The Specials as well as his own combo, The Neville Staple Band.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is an executive non-departmental public body of England's Department of Health and Social Care.
Nicki Chapman (born 14 January 1967, Herne Bay, Kent, England) is an English television presenter who also works in the British pop music industry.
Nicholas David Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
O scale (or O gauge) is a scale commonly used for toy trains and rail transport modelling.
One True Voice were a short-lived British boy band created on the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals in which pop groups of both genders created through a public vote would contest the UK Singles Chart for the 2002 Christmas number one single.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire, Central England, which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for tourists and visitors to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales.
Pete Waterman Entertainment (PWE) is the production company one-time pop and dance record label owned by pop mogul Pete Waterman.
Peter Collins (born 15 January 1951) is an English record producer, arranger, and audio engineer.
Peter John Kay (born 2 July 1973) is an English comedian and actor.
Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician.
Pop Idol is a British television music competition created by Simon Fuller which ran on ITV from 2001 to 2003.
Popstars The Rivals (often stylised as Popstars: The Rivals) was a British television talent show series that was broadcast on ITV in late 2002.
The Privatisation of British Rail was the process by which ownership and operation of the railways of Great Britain passed from government control into private hands.
Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics.
Radio City (previously known as 96.7 City FM and 194 Radio City) is a British Independent Local Radio station, based in Liverpool, and serving Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.
Railway modelling (UK, Australia and Ireland) or model railroading (US and Canada) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modelled at a reduced scale.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality.
The Royal Northern College of Music is one of the leading conservatoires in the world, located in Manchester, England.
The Royal Scot Locomotive and General Trust (RSL>) is a charitable trust set up in 2009, to enable ownership and restoration to mainline running condition of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Royal Scot Class locomotive No. 6100 ''Royal Scot''.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English reality television judge and producer.
Sinitta Malone (born 19 October 1963), known professionally as Sinitta, is an American born singer.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
Steps are a British dance-pop group consisting of Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian "H" Watkins.
Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.
Stoke Heath is a residential area of Coventry, West Midlands, England.
The Sunday Times Rich List is a list of the 1,000 wealthiest people or families resident in the United Kingdom ranked by net wealth.
Susan Cadogan (born Alison Anne Cadogan, 2 November 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer best known for her hit records in the 1970s.
"That Sounds Good to Me" is a song written and composed by Pete Waterman, Mike Stock and Steve Crosby that finished last when it represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 held in Oslo, Norway.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Hit Man and Her was a British television dance music show hosted by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan.
The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976.
The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry.
The Three Degrees is an American female vocal group, which was originally formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by British producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv.
A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.
"Tragedy" is a song released by the Bee Gees, written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, included on their 1979 album Spirits Having Flown.
Eurovision: You Decide is the current name of a BBC TV show broadcast annually to select the United Kingdom's entry into the Eurovision Song Contest.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The University of Chester is a public university located in the historic city of Chester, England.
Walsall Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Walsall, West Midlands, England.
Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, east of Liverpool, and west of Manchester.
Warwickshire (abbreviated Warks) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.
Whitley Academy (formerly Whitley Abbey Community School) is an academy school in Whitley, Coventry, England.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (abbreviated WWTBAM and informally known as simply Millionaire) is an international television game show franchise of British origin, created by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill and Steven Knight.
William David Charles Carling, (born 12 December 1965) is an English former rugby union player.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
New Year Honours were granted in the United Kingdom and New Zealand at the start of 2005.