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THE FAMILY of footballer Adam Stansfield are said to be delighted after a Flybe plane was named in his memory.

Thirty-one-year-old Stansfield, who played for Exeter City, lost his battle to bowel cancer last year.

His family attended a joyous and emotional ceremony at Exeter International Airport last week after to see the Q400 aircraft which now features a striking image of the Grecians’ legend alongside his name.

Stansfield joins fellow footballers George Best, Matt Le Tissier and Kevin Keegan to have been recognised in this way.


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THE University of Exeter has dropped seven places in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey league table.

The annual poll asked more than 13,000 undergraduates to rate their university on 21 different factors, from quality of teaching to social life.

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Exeter came 18th in the newly published 2010 survey – down from 11th the previous year.

Loughborough topped the poll for the fifth year running, followed by Sheffield and the University of East Anglia.

BUS users could face higher fares and the loss of some services when planning trips around Exeter.

The managing director of Stagecoach South West, Michelle Hargreaves, says the changes are as a result of rising fuel costs and the loss of funding for some socially necessary local bus services from Devon County Council.

Stagecoach is in the process of finalising its budget for the coming financial year. It is unable, as yet, to say precisely how much fares will rise and when.

GET-well messages were sent to Exeter City Football Club’s all-time leading goalscorer who was rushed to hospital last weekend.

Tony Kellow, who netted 150 goals in 377 appearances for The Grecians, was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, after being found unconscious at his Cornish home by a relative after he had not been seen for several days.

The striker had been voted City’s second greatest player of all time, behind Alan Banks, in a recent poll.

AN EXETER charity which helps disadvantaged youngsters gain skills and employment is folding as a result of cuts in funding.

The Ivy Project helps people aged 12 to 25 develop skills, find jobs and contribute to their communities through volunteering.

Its general manager, Dan Smith, said it had no option other than to fold because of the cuts it faced in funding from central and local government.

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