Servicemen from Cornwall and Somerset were among the pallbearers at Baroness Thatcher's funeral in London today.
The body of Britain's first woman Prime Minister was escorted to St Paul's Cathedral with full military honours.
In Sidmouth, people gathered at the Conservative Club to pay their respects, but in death as in life, Margaret Thatcher proved divisive with questions asked about the cost of her funeral.
Jonathan Gibson reports:
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After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.
The Environment Agency has issued its highest flood warning for Portreath - saying that lives are at risk in the area.
A weekend of bad weather is due to hit the South West from today (6 February). The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued warnings.