On Christmas day Royal Marines serving with the 40 Commando will receive a surprise gift from their children.
The youngsters from Taunton have recorded their nativity play which is on its way to Afghanistan.
More top news
The newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to re-build and increase the party's vote across the West Country.
A campaign is underway in Cornwall to save the post of a popular policeman - with an online petition gaining more than 6,000 signatures.
Mild but unsettled with rain at times