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Devon X Factor hopeful Luke fears he isn't safe

Devon's X Factor hopeful Luke Friend appears to be currying favour with one of the judge's biggest fans. The 17-year-old tweeted a picture of himself with Kelly Osbourne, daughter of Sharon, before tonight's show (above). But he also revealed he feels vulnerable sending a message to fans which read: "Please don't stop voting! Not safe…" Luke, from Teignmouth, received a mixed reaction from the judges last night when he performed his big band number Moondance by Van Morrison. Sharon gave him 110 for effort but Gary Barlow said he was "disappointed"adding the style didn't suit him. However,...

Lecture on donor conception at The University of Exeter

Event Date: 
14/11/2013 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
The University of Exeter
Listen to Professor Carol Smart’s expertise on donor conception and genetic connections in contemporary family life at The University of Exeter on Thursday 14th November. Professor Carol Smart is a Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life at the University of Manchester. Ms Smart will be hosting an hour long lecture on the subject of donor conception and genetic connections in contemporary family life at the University of Exeter on Thursday 14th November at 6.30pm. The lecture will take place in the Henderson Lecture Theatre...

Lecture on interculturalism at The University of Exeter

Event Date: 
13/11/2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
The University of Exeter
Listen to Professor Ted Cantle’s expertise on interculturalism and community cohesion at The University of Exeter on Wednesday 13th November. Professor Ted Cantle is the founder of the iCoCo Foundation and has also written a book about the subject of interculturalism. He will be hosting an hour long lecture about interculturalism and community cohesion at The University of Exeter on Wednesday 13th November at 6pm. The lecture will take place in the Henderson Lecture Theatre, XFi Building, Streatham Campus. For more information please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/research/events .

Luke smashes Seal Classic

Devon's Luke Friend wowed the judges on last night's X Factor with his rendition of Seal's Kiss From A Rose.

Gary Barlow described his performance as the 'surprise of the night' and told him he'd come a long way in the competition.

Luke, 17, even washed his trademark flowing locks with shampoo (he usually only uses water) for his appearance.

Sharon Osbourne was also full of prasie for Luke. She told him: "You have such a distinctive vocal sound. You definitely have an edge you are definitely dirty.

"Your vocals have come on so far in the last three weeks...

ARMSTRONG Lynn

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:35am

Peacefully in Seaton, Devon on 1 October 2013 Lynn aged 93 years.

Beloved wife of the late Stanley Arthur (Stan). Dear and much missed sister, aunt and godmother.

All enquiries to Le-Roy Funeral Service, Exeter on 01392 211211.

Mariam Badavi wins Devon Venus Award for Employer Of The Year

I am absolutely overwhelmed and honoured to be blessed with the title of Employer of the Year for the Venus Awards for Devon 2013, very kindly sponsored by Cathedral Appointments.

A warm thank you goes out to all of you, especially my dear mum who played a pivotal role in getting me nominated all the way through to my remarkable victory. Without her support and that of so many of you, none of this would be possible!

I believe the key to being a good employer is to create a secure and happy environment for your staff in the first place, so that they do their work excellently...

Local PA Tracey St Anton wins the Devon Venus Award for Employee of the Year

Launched for the first time this year in Devon, the Venus Awards have spread thanks to the boundless energy and enthusiasm of founder Tara Howard, who wants to recognise and reward women in business not just in her home county of Dorset but all over the country. She says, “Sometimes women are not on a level playing field when it comes to business, I decided to find a way to recognise women in Business in their own right”.

What she didn't realise in 2010 when it started, is what a difference that decision would make to local women. The Devon winners were announced last Thursday...

CORBY Patrick William

Suddenly at home on 27 August 2013, Patrick aged 53 years.

Much loved dad of Kelly, Jamie, Liam, Conor and Leo.

Loving granddad to all his grandchildren.

A dear brother who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at The Exeter and Devon Crematorium on Friday 13th September at 2.00pm.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Cancer Research UK by retiring collection or may be sent to:

Le-Roy Funeral Service, 10 Alphington Road, Exeter, EX2 8HH.

SHARLAND Betty (Nee Carmock)

Passed away peacefully on 28 August 2013 aged 90 years, formerly of Whipton Barton House. Wife of the late Edward (Ned), beloved sister of Rita, treasured aunt of Trish and Dave, Leslie and Yvonne. A loving great-auntie and great-great-auntie and a very dear friend of June.

R.I.P

Funeral service at The Exeter and Devon Crematorium on Monday 16th September at 1.00pm, St Paul’s Chapel. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Children’s Hospice South West by retiring collection or may be sent to:

Le-Roy Funeral Service, 10 Alphington Road, Exeter, EX2 8HH...

WHITE Margarete Brigitte (Gitti)

Passed peacefully away on 27 August 2013 at Lucerne House.

Loving wife of the late Ken, much loved mum of Hilary, Caroline, Jennifer and Julian and a much loved nan and great-nan.

She will be greatly missed.

Funeral service at the Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Exmouth on Monday September 9th at 11.00am followed by burial there.

Floral tributes or donations if preferred for Dementia UK by retiring collection or sent to:

Le-Roy Funeral Service, 10 Alphington Road, Exeter, EX2 8HH.

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