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Barclay Beales and Stereo Kicks in final five of X Factor

Barclay Beales (on the left) and Stereo Kicks are in the final five of X Factor Credit: ITV.com/X Factor

Barclay Beales from Bow near Credition in Devon is in the final five of the X Factor. His band, the eight-strong Stereo Kicks, were voted through without a hitch this weekend after performing Sir Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".

Judge Simon Cowell told the band, "You just did it, you did everything right, you look like a proper group."

You can find out how the guys are getting on here.

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REPORT: Morpurgo backs 10 year old's library campaign

One of the world's most successful authors is backing a ten-year-old boy's campaign to protect the library service in Cornwall.

It comes as council cuts across our region leave the future of hundreds of libraries in doubt, with some facing closure and others having to reduce their opening hours. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

We asked Michael Morpurgo why he's worried about libraries in Cornwall - and in Devon where he lives. This was what he said:

Michael Morpurgo backs 10 year old's library campaign

One of the world's most successful authors is backing a ten-year-old's campaign to protect dozens of libraries across Cornwall.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo is backing Leon Remphry's campaign. The 10 year old has made a video to promote his campaign 'right to read'. Leon needs 5,000 signatures on his petition to get a County Council debate. He currently has 4,500.

It comes as council cuts across our region leave the future of hundreds of libraries in doubt, with some facing closure and others having to reduce their opening hours.

Jo Pavey to turn on Exeter Christmas lights tonight

Exeter's Christmas Lights will be turned on in the city tonight. Local athlete Jo Pavey will do the honours at 6:30pm in Princesshay.

40 year-old Pavey, from Honiton, became the oldest European female champion in history when she won the 10,000m final this year.

Jo Pavey celebrates winning the Women's 10000m Final at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich during the 2014 European Athletics Championships. Credit: PA

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Band Aid 30 to start recording this weekend

Artists will start recording the updated Band Aid track this weekend Midge Ure has said:

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New lyrics to Band Aid song will focus on 'pernicious' Ebola

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have called the announcement that a new version of the Christmas hit Do They Know It's Christmas? is "the worst kept secret this year."

He went on to say that the lyrics to the song will be changed to reflect the Ebola epidemic that the track will be in aid of.

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