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Why Band Aid 30 are a bad bet for Christmas number one

Bob Geldof and co have gone off too quickly and face stiff competition for top spot

Ngugi moves ahead of Murakami in battle for Nobel prize

The pair are well clear at the top of the market for the literature gong

Royal Baby Specials: A boy called James tops the betting

We look at the latest odds following Wills and Kate’s announcement of second child

Brock Lesnar a huge price to end feud at Wrestlemania

Former MMA star 16/1 to put The Undertaker to bed and overcome the odds

Buzzword Bingo returns as Ladbrokes once again bet on the Budget

Bookmaker’s popular selection of bets accompany Chancellor George Osborne’s speech

Shaping the news makes Snowden shoo-in for TIME gong

Whistleblower 2/1 favourite to be crowned magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’

Elop making headway in Microsoft CEO market, but drama’s afoot

Former Nokia chief favourite to fill Gates' shoes, but an unnamed candidate may scupper him

Knock knock. Who’s there? Doctor… Dr. Who?

Matt Smith has vacated his role as Dr. Who and the race to replace him is wide-open.

Hardy may swap Batman battles for girls and gadgets as next Bond

Highly-rated Dark Knight Rises star is prominent in the betting to succeed Daniel Craig

Romania and Hungary to defy odds and make Eurovision final

Both acts have strong recent qualification records considering their lowly rank in the betting

Ryan Dolan lining up an eighth Irish Eurovision win

Dance song “Only Love Survives” cruised through semi-final stage

Only Love Survives gives Irish a fighting chance in Eurovision

Ryan Dolan's entry sees Ireland looking to capitalise on current dance music obsession

Ant and Dec ready to rhumble to chart-topping status

Television duo are odds-on to top the official UK Top 40 this week

Rory Kinnear favourite as Ladbrokes punt on next Doctor Who

Helen Mirren is in the frame to become the first ever female Time Lord

Ladbrokes bet that Tiger hasn’t changed his stripes

But punters can have 2/1 he ties the knot with American skier Lindsey Vonn

Ladbrokes a huge price regarding potential Justin Bieber arrest

Canadian popstar has caused mass controversy since arriving in England

Bilbo odds-on to bag the box office records with The Hobbit

The first of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films looks set to clean up

Mexico hot favourites to claim a maiden Miss World crown

Nepal, China and Wales are considered the big challengers but seem way off the pace

Potter in the running to take over Labour leadership

A career in politics could be upcoming in the future for Daniel Radcliffe

Jorgie and Matthew the favourites for Dancing on Ice title

The soap stars have been looking good so far and will be hard to beat in the coming weeks

Denise Welch backed for shock Celebrity Big Brother win

The Loose Women star is now second favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother

Frankie Cocozza in to evens to win Celebrity Big Brother

The X Factor contestant has shown a more caring side in the past few days

Scotland remain odds-on for 2014 referendum despite Cameron pleas

The Prime Minister wants the referendum on independence sooner rather than later

Odds on Russell Grant being next Strictly judge are slashed

The former contestant is now second favourite to replace Alesha Dixon

Odds offered on Pixie Lott finding her prince charming in Harry

There could be another royal wedding on the cards according to the latest Ladbrokes odds

London tube fares odds-on to go up again next year

The odds point to yet another year of fare increases for Londoners in 2013

Murdoch expected to get more than one million followers on Twitter

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has joined Twitter and is already making headlines

Odds point to a Scherzinger and Hamilton engagement in 2012

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton could be about to get back together