The Poppy Appeal was launched at various ceremonies around the region today. The Royal British Legion is hoping to top last year's record breaking total of £40 million.
Our Defence correspondent John Andrews went to Dartington where the Military Wives Choir and Stephen Spielberg's film of War Horse have helped focus attention on Devon servicemen, past and present.
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The seaside town of Dawlish has been branded the bossiest in Britain after a review said its signs were creating a 'Big Brother' atmosphere
Strong gusts overnight with gales in coastal areas and rain moving east through the early evening with hail in places.
It will be windy overnight with rain later in the evening. There may be sleet in places.