Choir fails to win Brit

A CHOIR including a mum from Hartlepool failed to pick up a Brit award.

The Military Wives, which includes singer Sarah Clarke, 31, from Hartlepool, was pipped to a Brit award for Best British Single by boy-band One Direction.

Former High Tunstall College of Science pupil Sarah, who is married to Royal Marines Lance Corporal Tom Clarke, 25, stormed to the top spot in the festive charts last year with Military Wives’ single Wherever You Are.

But last night the group missed out on the prize to One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful following a public vote.