Former Royal Marine Ben McBean from Taunton's 40 Commando has taken a 31-mile run through the streets of London, taking a route that forms the outline of a poppy on the London map.
He used a smartphone running app on his mission to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. The appeal provides help and welfare to the serving and ex-Service community and their families.
Ben lost an arm and a leg in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan. He now has a career as a businessman and inspirational speaker.
Plymouth Military Wives Choir have joined the families of the armed forces at the first 2014 "Poppy Picnic" in Weston-Super-Mare yesterday. It's part of the national campaign to raise money for the Royal British Legion and is the first of a thousand "Poppy Picnics" taking place across the country this year.
Ceremonies of remembrance have been held across the West Country in honour of servicemen and women killed in conflict. At 11 o'clock people across the region paused to observe two minutes silence in tribute to the war dead. Watch Rebecca Broxton's report here.
Across the West Country, thousands of people have fallen silent to remember those killed in action.Read the full story ›
Thousands have lined the streets of Bristol in tribute to servicemen and women killed in action. At 11am veterans, servicemen and women, cadets and members of the public stood side by side to mark the 2 minute silence.
Wreaths of remembrance are placed on the war memorial on the High Street of Royal Wootton Bassett, where a service of remembrance and two minutes silence was observed. The Wiltshire town had become synonoymous with the repatriation of fallen service personnel.
People young and old place crosses of remembrance on the war memorial on the High Street of Royal Wootton Bassett.
Information on some of the Remembrance Day ceremonies happening across the regionRead the full story ›
Police are hunting thieves who have stolen Poppy collection tins in Gloucestershire.
The Royal British Legion has slammed the actions as 'despicable'. One man was even wearing a poppy as he committed the crime.
Police have released CCTV images of the men they're trying to track down.
Several Poppy Appeal charity boxes have been stolen from shops and pubs in Gloucestershire. Police have released CCTV images.Read the full story ›
The Poppy Appeal is officially underway. The Royal British Legion is hoping to raise a record breaking 42 million pounds this year. In Weston-super-Mare they marked the day with a poppy themed record attempt.
An attempt by hundreds of young people to form the world's biggest poppy is getting underway in Weston-super-Mare. Standard bearers have formed a tunnel through which almost 400 cadets and school children will pass on their way to the record attempt.