Servicemen and women who died during the Afghanistan campaign and veterans have been remembered at a service of commemoration today.
The royal family, civil dignitaries and government leaders all attended the ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral, along with serving personnel, veterans and families.
Warrant Officer Matt Tomlinson is a Royal Marine from Torpoint in Cornwall. He was awarded the Military Cross for saving the lives of colleagues during a fierce firefight in Afghanistan .
The lead vehicle was blown up by an IED and Matt braved incoming rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire to help rescue the seriously injured driver.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation at a rock concert at the Plymouth Pavilions.
Officers are investigating after a man, aged in his late 50’s, was pushed to the floor and then kicked to the face and head several times during a 'Royal Blood' show on Friday 27th February.
As a result, the man's eye socket was fractured.
The concert attracted fans from across the South West and Officers are appealing for witnesses, and in particular are keen to speak with two women guests who approached a security guard to report the incident.
The joint administrator of City Links said in a statement that all staff affected by the redundancies had been informed and would receive advice on making claims for redundancy and notice pay:
It is with regret that we have to announce substantial redundancies at City Link Limited, which ceased accepting new parcels on 24 December 2014. The Company endured substantial losses, which ultimately became too great for it to continue as a going concern, and City Link Limited entered administration following an unsuccessful sale process.
At meetings across City Link Limited’s UK sites on Monday 29 December 2014 and Tuesday 30 December 2014, employees were informed that there would be substantial redundancies as no new business was being taken on. Many of these employees were sent home, and informed that they would shortly receive formal correspondence to confirm their work status.
The administrators of City Link have announced 2,356 redundancies after a deal to keep the delivery firm afloat foundered.
A statement from Ernst & Young said the jobs would be shed at all of the companies UK sites. A workforce of just 371 will remain to process parcels still in the network and to help wind down operations.
Ernst & Young said that an offer for the firm had been made by a consortium "which offered no money up front" and that no deal had been reached.
Workers facing redundancy from collapsed courier firm City Link were offered hope today after it was claimed there had been a "credible bid" to save part of the business.
Staff at the company, many of whom learnt of its collapse on Christmas Day, have been warned to expect "substantial redundancies" among its 2,727-strong workforce.
But they were offered a small degree of hope after Mick Cash, general secretary of the RMT union, disclosed unconfirmed details of a possible rescue, with Business Secretary Vince Cable said to be aware of developments.
Mr Cable's department said queries about the potential bid should be made to administrators at EY. EY did not immediately have a response to the RMT's claim.
It's the last day at work for more than 150 City Link workers in Devon.
The firm which has depots in Exeter and Plymouth called in the administrators on Christmas Eve. The majority of staff had no idea the company was in trouble.
150 staff working for City Link in Plymouth and Exeter will lose their jobs by the end of the week. Many of them were told of the redundancy plans on Christmas Day after the firm went into administration. John Andrews reports:
It's emerged that 150 staff working for City Link in Plymouth and Exeter will lose their jobs by the end of the week.
Many workers were told of the redundancy plans on Christmas Day after the firm went into administration. The majority of staff had no idea the company was in trouble.
We had done quite well as far as we were concerned.
This year people have been working hard. A lot of our drivers have really worked hard, and the warehouse worked hard. Basically, everyone had to work hard this year to try to make everything work.
And as far as we knew it was going well and even the managers at depot level had no idea what was going to happen.
Parcel delivery company City Link Limited has gone into administration, with hundreds of jobs in the West at stake.
Administrators Ernst and Young took over the company on Christmas Eve.
It's likely to affect several depots and smaller delivery firms here who subcontract for the Company