A Devon marine has received the Military Cross. Craig Buchanan, who is originally from South Africa, was awarded the honour after he and his patrol were attacked by a member of the Afghan uniformed police.
The Marine, who lives in Exeter, managed to detain the gunman, saving the lives of his colleagues.
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Statistics show month of March to be sunnier than average despite a very windy and wintry period of weather in last 24 hours.
Strong winds have been wreaking havoc across our region, affecting roads, trains and ferries and disrupting journeys to work.
As we leave winter behind and re-discover daffodils and longer days, we showcase your shots of West Country spring.