Luke Friend, from Devon has his final rehersal ahead of this weekend's X factor
Luke Friend, the 17 year old from Teignmouth in Devon, will continue his battle for survival tonight in the live finals of X-Factor.
Honiton's ancient hot penny-throwing ceremony takes place today. Here we explain what it is and how it started.
Video. They hadn't seen anything quite like it before, at a fine art auctioneers in Dorset. More than 50 lots of Star Wars memorabilia and toys went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items from his beloved film.
Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, specially boxed and mint condition is highly coveted. And Star Wars fans were desperate to put their bids in. Martin Dowse was there too.
More than fifty lots of Star Wars memorabilia went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items, from his beloved films.
Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, especially boxed in mint condition, is highly coveted.
Star Wars fans descended upon Dorchester for the sale, where original memorabilia from the films in the 70s and 80s fetched the highest.
A large collection of Star wars memorabilia will go under the hammer today at Dukes Auction Room in Dorchester.
The 50-strong assortment for figures and toys include Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia figures.
It is thought the collection could attract attention from across the world.
A vast collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia will be up for auction in Dorchester today.
The 50-strong assortment belong to a Star Wars enthusiast, figures of Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia will all be making an appearance at the Dukes Auction Room.
The collection is expected to attract interest from around the world.
Glastonbury Festival has been voted Best Event at the annual Q Awards.
Headliners at this years event were The Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones.
Tickets for next years festival went on sale at the start of the month, and sold out in record timer, in just under one hour and 27 minutes.
We caught up with the mum of X Factor finalist Luke Friend ahead of his performance in this weekend's live show.
Sue Potts says he's wanted to be an actor or singer since he was 10 - Ian Axton's interview includes some great shots from the family album.
Shelley Smith from Farringdon in Devon was the first to fall victim to X Factor's Flash Vote.
She was the performer getting the fewest votes in a 10 minute window after Saturday night's live performances, which immediately condemned her to taking part in the sing-offs.
Shelley told Dermot O'Leary: "I'm just going to sing my little heart out. I'm just going to try best, that's all I can do. I've got so much more to give."
And that proved to be the case. Shelley's performance in Sunday night's sing-off was enough for the judges to save her - rather than Lorna Simpson, who polled the fewest votes on Sunday.
Here Shelley is, singing Jennifer Hudson's 'One Night Only', to survive to sing again.
Luke Friend, the 17 year old from Teignmouth in Devon, is through to the live finals of X-Factor. This weekend he'll face a live audience as he sings for survival on the talent show.
But Luke is no stranger to the stage, as this video shows. It was given to ITV News by Luke's proud Mum Sue. It shows his taking part in an an X Factor style conest at his school when he was just 11 years old.