The Devon-based author has revealed a secret battle with cancer of the larynx. He was diagnosed last year and underwent radiotherapy.Read the full story ›
Michael Morpurgo's tale is brought to life in Running Wild at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, featuring Oona the elephant.Read the full story ›
One of the world's most successful authors is backing a ten-year-old boy's campaign to protect the library service in Cornwall.
It comes as council cuts across our region leave the future of hundreds of libraries in doubt, with some facing closure and others having to reduce their opening hours. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
We asked Michael Morpurgo why he's worried about libraries in Cornwall - and in Devon where he lives. This was what he said:
One of the world's most successful authors is backing a ten-year-old's campaign to protect dozens of libraries across Cornwall.
War Horse author Michael Morpurgo is backing Leon Remphry's campaign. The 10 year old has made a video to promote his campaign 'right to read'. Leon needs 5,000 signatures on his petition to get a County Council debate. He currently has 4,500.
It comes as council cuts across our region leave the future of hundreds of libraries in doubt, with some facing closure and others having to reduce their opening hours.
Devon author Michael Morpurgo is in the running for a major literary award.
The War Horse writer is among 20 competing for the £30,000 Costa Book of the Year prize.
His novel Listen to the Moon, which is also about the First World War, is on the children's shortlist.
The result will be announced on 27 January.
Events are taking place across the region today to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
'Private Peaceful', a film based on Michael Morpurgo's children's book, will be shown to children at special screenings later. The film shows how the war affected the tiny Devon village of Iddesleigh.
Up and down the UK on Monday, cinemas will show children how the war affected the Devon village of Iddesleigh.Read the full story ›
Part of a street in Bristol has been sealed off so that the local theatre company - the Bristol Old Vic - can put on an outdoors play.
The play, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, opens tomorrow but in order for it to happen, a major transformation took place.
Here's the timelapse video, courtesy LobsterPictures
A street in the west has been transformed to make way for a new temporary theatre. The Bristol Old Vic has decided to take its latest production outside.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf is the stage version of eight moral tales taken from Aesop's classic fables. But they've been given a modern twist - re-written by Warhorse author and Devon resident, Michael Morpurgo.
Devon author Michael Morpurgo's version of Aesop's Fables has been made into a play being put on by Bristol Old Vic - the difference being it's taking place outdoors.
Mr Morpurgo has been in Bristol to see the final preparations and he kindly read us an extract from the book.