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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Bob Crampton with Friday's weather
The Exeter Chiefs and England rugby player discovered his great great uncle was one of the men killed on the first day of the battle.
One of a kind art installation in Castle Green will be bringing music to Taunton this summer.