BBC Sports Personality of the Year

BBC Sports Personality of the Year

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Jo Pavey
  • Claudia Fragapane

Unsung Hero

  • Jill Stidever

Coach of the Year

  • Paul McGinley

Team of the Year

  • England women’s rugby union side

Overseas Personality of the Year

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Lifetime Achievement award

  • Sir Chris Hoy

Helen Rollason award

Invictus Games competitors

X-Factor 2014

X-factor is seen by many as a load of meaningless codswallop in which Simon Cowell puts another nail in the record industries coffin by taking good looking boys and girls, manufacturing a band and manipulating them to sing somebody else’s song while he makes Millions. However some would argue that he is a shrewd business man.

Anyway, this year, Ben Haenow a 29-year-old former truck driver from Croydon, beat Fleur East andAndrea Faustini to win the 2014 X FACTOR final on Sunday 14 December, with 57.2 per cent of the vote. Ben has now released his winner’s single, a cover of “Something I Need” by OneRepublic in a bid to take the Christmas number one. He has competition from “Uptown Funk” however, which is currently number one in the UK singles chart. Here is a breakdown of the X FACTOR results week by week.

Final
Ben Haenow – 57.2%
Fleur East – 34.3%
Andrea Faustini – 8.5%

Semi-final
Ben Haenow – 36.5%
Fleur East – 24.3%
Lauren Platt – 20.1%
Andrea Faustini – 19.1%

Week 8
Ben Haenow – 26.4%
Andrea Faustini – 21%
Fleur East – 17.9%
Lauren Platt- 17.8%
Stereo Kicks – 16.9%

Week 7
Ben Haenow – 19.4%
Fleur East – 16.1%
Lauren Platt – 16.0%
Stereo Kicks – 15.3%
Stevi Ritchie – 14.7%
Andrea Faustini – 13.2%
Only the Young – 5.3%

Week 6
Ben Haenow – 16.4%
Fleur East – 14.0%
Lauren Platt – 13.2%
Andrea Faustini – 12.7%
Stereo Kicks – 12.2%
Only the Young – 12.2%
Stevi Ritchie – 10.8%
Jay James – 8.5%

Week 5
Ben Haenow – 14.8%
Andrea Faustini – 14.0%
Lauren Platt – 13.1%
Stereo Kicks – 12.4%
Fleur East – 10.8%
Stevi Ritchie – 10.3%
Only the Young – 8.4%
Jay James – 8.1%
Paul Akister – 8.1%

Week 4
Ben Haenow – 12.2%
Andrea Faustini – 11.9%
Stevi Ritchie – 11.5%
Lauren Platt – 11.0%
Paul Akister – 9.5%
Fleur East – 9.4%
Only the Young – 9.0%
Jay James – 8.3%
Stereo Kicks – 8.3%
Lola Saunders – 6.3%
Jack Walton – 2.6%

Week 3
Andrea Faustini – 14.4%
Lauren Platt – 11.8%
Ben Haenow – 10.1%
Paul Akister – 9.4%
Fleur East – 9.3%
Stereo Kicks – 8.9%
Stevi Ritchie – 7.4%
Jay James – 7.1%
Lola Saunders – 6.9%
Jack Walton – 5.3%
Only the Young – 5.2%
Jake Quickenden – 4.2%

Week 2
Andrea Faustini – 14.5%
Lauren Platt – 12.7%
Paul Akister – 9.9%
Ben Haenow – 9.1%
Jay James – 7.6%
Lola Saunders – 7.6%
Fleur East – 6.0%
Stevi Ritchie – 5.9%
Only the Young – 5.6%
Jack Walton – 5.3%
Jake Quickenden – 4.8%
Stereo Kicks – 4.4%
Chloe Jasmine – 4.0%
Stephanie Nala – 2.6%

Week 1
Andrea Faustini – 19.2%
Lauren Platt – 10.4%
Paul Akister – 10.0%
Ben Haenow – 8.7%
Fleur East – 6.0%
Lola Saunders – 5.7%
Jay James – 5.5%
Jake Quickenden – 5.1%
Jack Walton – 5.0%t
Stevi Ritchie – 4.9%
Stereo Kicks – 4.6%
Chloe Jasmine – 4.3%
Only the Young – 4.0%
Stephanie Nala – 2.9%
Overload Generation – 2.7%
Blonde Electra – 1.0%

Paul Simonen (The Clash)

220px-TheClashLondonCallingalbumcoverPaul Simonen , the Bass player with English punk rock band The Clash was born 15th December 1955. Formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. The Clash’s music incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career, the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones’s departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their debut album,The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, brought them popularity in the United States when it came out there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone magazine. The Clash’s politicised lyrics, musical experimentation and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular. They became widely referred to as “The Only Band That Matters”, originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group’s record label, CBS. In January 2003, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time