Torchbearer Richard Dean was given a hero's welcome when he returned to his son's former school in Barnstaple. Mr Dean had been nominated to carry the flame for his charity work following the death of six year-old Kieran from a rare immunity disorder.
He raises money for Children's Hospice South West and provides support to other bereaved fathers.
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People have gathered to remember the thousands of men lost on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Almost 20,000 hand-made shrouded figures have been laid out to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
It'll be a mixed start to the day but the clouds will soon clear up making it a much brighter afternoon.