From topping the US charts with all three of their albums, a feat achieved by no other British band in the history of music, to selling more than 30m records to date, One Direction are an unstoppable force of perfectly coiffed pop music round the globe.
Doncaster Rovers have been taken over by lifelong fan and One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson.
Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers all feature in this Yorkshire round-up.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is in talks with ex-Rovers chairman John Ryan concerning a proposed takeover of his hometown club.
Following the success of Anna Todd's After series, the wildly popular stories starring the boy band will be published at the end of the year
Fans were left reeling this week when two members of globe-conquering boyband One Direction were caught on camera smoking (gasp!) cannabis. But Louis and Zayn aren't the first teen poppers to shock their fresh-faced following …
Niall Horan was pictured at the Blues' Cobham training complex but is only using the facilities in his attempts to recover from a knee injury.
Boyband's third LP sells 685,000 copies in the UK, while Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines is declared the biggest track of last year
Unnamed photographers banned from pursuing star in the street or loitering outside his London home
Sporting events, dead celebrities and, perhaps inevitably, One Direction, dominated the national debate in Britain last year, at least on the social network Twitter, which has revealed the 10 most tweeted about topics of 2013.
After two albums of flirting, hand-holding and coltish fumbling at parties, One Direction might just have finally gone all the way on their third album, Midnight Memories. Maybe.