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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Lifeguards are back patrolling some of the west country's busiest beaches from today for the summer season.
A West Country father is saying thank you to Bristol Children's Hospital for helping his son who had a fractured skull.
Dry conditions today but rain on it's way tomorrow