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.
Thomas Hardy is one of our most famous authors, known around the world for his books about life, love and romance in Dorset.
For the first time since his death, several new rooms in the house where he lived and died, have been opened to the public.
Olympic diving star Tom Daley is to swap back-flips for a backpack as he heads around the world for a new TV series. Plymouth's bronze medallist will stop off at tourist destinations with his friend Sophie Lee for the adventure series for ITV2.
During the series he will visit countries such as Thailand, Japan, Australia, Morocco and New Zealand during six weeks of travelling.
They've only been together for eighteen months but already a Devon band is making a big impression abroad.
'These Reigning Days' from Torbay have just returned from supporting Bon Jovi in Italy. And if that wasn't enough, they're currently number one in the Italian Rock charts.
Claire Manning has the story:
These Reigning Days music video courtesy of Lunar Light Productions.
They have only been together for 18 months but already a Devon band is making a big impression abroad.
'These Reigning Days' from Torbay has just returned from supporting Bon Jovi in Italy.
They are also currently number one in the Italian Rock charts.
The band consists of Jonny Finnis, Dan Steer and Jett Perry.
This weekend 'These Reigning Days' is playing the Main Stage at Europe's biggest free festival in Poland.
The event attracts around 750,000 people.
It's a Devon tradition that dates back to the 13th century but was in danger of becoming the latest victim of health and safety rules.
Today the historic Honiton Hot Pennies ceremony DID take place, but it was only allowed to go ahead after a change of route to make sure the road closure wasn't too disruptive.
Our reporter Jacquie Bird was there:
An historic ceremony in Honiton that involves people throwing hot pennies from windows on to the street below takes place today.
It's part of a tradition which dates back to the thirteenth century.
There were fears possible road closures and health and safety issues could threaten to bring the event to an end.
Double platinum-selling pop star Olly Murs headlines an open air concert at Powderham Castle in Exeter today.
The former X-Factor runner-up will be joined on stage by new pop/rock band sensation Lawson, Diana Vickers, Charlie Brown and Joywride.