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By Fiona Reid
Heroes and villains

ASTRONAUT Tim Peake has been voted the nation’s hero of 2015, while Oscar Pistorius remains one of the top 'villains' for a third year running.

A poll of the UK’s heroes and villains of the past 12 months has found Andy Murray and the Queen also in the top three on the ‘nice list’.
And runners up on the ‘naughty list’ are Donald Trump then in joint third David Cameron/Vladimir Putin and Katie Hopkins.
The survey by Opinium Research also sought views on the most memorable events and predictions for the New Year.
Just over half of Brits think there will be a new terrorist attack in the West and a quarter don’t think Jeremy Corbyn will last the year as Labour leader
Other forecasts for 2016 include a rise in interest rates, Hillary Clinton to win the US presidential election, the announcement of a new James Bond, the defeat of IS, the cancellation of the X Factor TV show and Prince Harry to get engaged.
James Endersby, managing director of Opinium Research said: “At the end of the year, as we take stock of everything that has happened, it’s natural to focus on the negatives. The terrible events in Paris shocked and surprised the world, and many of us expect another terrorist attack in 2016. But our research also shows that we have achieved a great many things this year, including the first Briton in space for a quarter of century, Andy Murray leading Team GB to Davis Cup success, and Mo Farah retaining his World Championship Title.
“As we look forward to 2016, our results reminds us that unpredictable things can and will happen.”

Nation’s heroes
1. Tim Peake
2. Andy Murray
3. The Queen
4: Mo Farah
5. Jessica Ennis Hill/Jeremy Corbyn
6: Lewis Hamilton
7. Duchess of Cambridge
8. Adele
9. Jamie Vardy
10. Edward Snowden

2015 villains
1. Oscar Pistorius
2. Donald Trump
3. David Cameron/Vladimir Putin/Katie Hopkins
4. Bashar Al Assad
5. George Osborne
6. Jeremy Corbyn
7. Lady C
8. Nigel Farage
9. Russell Brand
10. Kanye West


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