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A theatrical adventure

The Wassail Theatre Company is producing a new project very soon and you’re invited to jump on board! There are not many details being released just yet but suffice it to say the Somerset Charabanc is a theatrical adventure touring from Huish Episcopi to Langport and Muchelney on a wagon and two (horses).  The experience

Langport Secures Cocklemoor

There will be a fuller piece on this in the September edition of the Leveller, but for now the headline says it all. Langport Town Council have purchased outright, the land between the River Parrett and the back of Bow Street in Langport for £10,000. Known locally as Cocklemoor it is a lovely stretch of

Livestock rustlers are back

Last year Somerset suffered extensive livestock theft during the spring and early summer with sheep, lambs and pigs all stolen.  Avon & Somerset Police had hoped that the work of the Rural Crime Team  with farmers to raise awareness and promote crime prevention tactics had helped. In the early part of the year there were

Fatal collision at Othery

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision at Othery two weeks ago shortly after 7.30am on 19th July at Grove Hill, Othery. A road sweeper was driving along the road when it was in collision with a skip loader travelling in the opposite direction. Sadly, the driver of the road sweeper, Piotr Polinski, 52, from Indroclaw,

Cash and jewellery stolen in Somerton burglary

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a house in Somerton in which cash and jewellery were taken. Burglers broke into the house in Acre Lane through a front window, sometime between Friday 1st July and Monday 4th July. Some of the items of jewellery stolen had great sentimental value

Body in the water

Unconfirmed reports suggest that at lunchtime today police found a body in the water near the bridge at Langport. There was a substantial police presence in the town and especially on Cocklemoor during the morning and the police helicopter was searching the area around Langport too. The area between the footbridge and the road bridge

Have you seen missing Michael Mingo

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for help in finding missing Curry Rivel man Michael Mingo. Michael, 27, was last seen walking in the direction of his home address in Curry Rivel along the A378 after leaving a friend’s house in Langport at approximately 5am on Tuesday (28th June) His disappearance is out of character

Somerset Votes Leave

Only Mendip of all the districts of Somerset voted to remain within the EU in last night’s referendum. It was particularly interesting that those areas of our county with most at risk from leaving, Sedgemoor (where the EdF nuclear power station is now unlikely to go ahead) and South Somerset (where both Westland’s Italian owners

No surprises as Glastonbury Festival causes traffic congestion

Police are “strongly advising” people to avoid travelling on main roads leading to the Glastonbury Festival site in Pilton due to heavy traffic. At the moment, traffic is queuing from the festival site in Pilton along the A361 to West Pennard. There’s also very heavy traffic on the A37 north and south of the junctions

Ilminster seeks councillors

As we mentioned in the June edition of the Leveller, events have conspired to leave 3 vacancies on Ilminster Town Council and it is expected that there will be an election in August to fill these spaces. With that in mind and to encourage people to find out more about what’s involved on 7 July,