This year's poppy appeal in Devon was launched with marching bands, cadets, and military veterans parading through the centre of Exeter.Read the full story ›
Today marks the start of the 2015 Poppy Appeal & the Royal British Legion is showing photos contrasting WW1 veterans with current soldiers.Read the full story ›
The Royal British Legion has launched its annual poppy appeal in Cornwall. The organisation unveiled a 'poppy edifice'. Last year the charity raised more than half a million pounds in the county.
Vandals have set light to poppy wreaths on the war memorial in Crediton in Devon.
It happened at 1.15am this morning (10 November). The two youths were spotted by a passer-by, who called the police. The boy and girl are 14-15 years old and were wearing hoodies. They ran off towards the park behind the memorial.
Officers and a dog unit searched the area but failed to find them.
This is a deeply upsetting crime which will personally affect many of the residents of Crediton. The wreaths had been placed by a number of individuals and groups who are closely connected to the Act of Remembrance - including the Crediton Women's Institute, Devon and Cornwall Police as well as the family of a Crediton Lance Corporal who died earlier this year whilst serving in Afghanistan.
The wreaths suffered burn damage and there are a number of scorch marks on the war memorial. This is a sickening act of mindless vandalism and we are desperate to identify those responsible.
Former Royal Marine Ben McBean from Plymouth 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.
Devon singer Joss Stone and guitar veteran Jeff Beck have teamed up to record the official Poppy Appeal single for this year.
The duo have recorded a revamped version of the song No Man's Land.
It will be released on 3 November in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
The poppy appeal for 2013 has been launched in the south west today. This time the venue was RMB Chivenor in North Devon.
Local children took part in the event, including the sons and daughters of service men and women currently serving in Afghanistan.
Seth Conway reports.
This year's poppy appeal is being launched in Devon this morning at the Royal Marines Base in Chivenor.
The theme for the 2013 appeal is 'family'. Local school children from the area have been invited to take part in a service to remember servicemen and women who've lost their lives.
Thousands of people across the West Country paused this morning to remember the war dead.Read the full story ›
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.