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"A singer who is through to the X Factor live finals told today how she hopes to use her newfound fame to fight plans for Europe’s biggest waste plant.
"Melanie Masson has secured a spot in the final 12 of the ITV talent show and is being mentored by Take That star Gary Barlow. But the mother-of-two is also campaigning against a proposed 24-hour waste plant at Pinkham Way, bordering Barnet, Haringey and Enfield.
"The facility would process 300,000 tons of rubbish a year from seven boroughs but opponents say the site is within half a mile of seven schools and 100,000 homes."