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Brean Down Fort Re-imagined

 A group of artists will bring the story of Brean Down fort to life for the duration of Somerset Art Weeks (3 – 18 October). Led by Donna Vale, who runs “For Every Cloud” on Langport’s Bow Street, a ‘Sense of Place’ involves three other Somerset-based artists; Joy Merron, Amanda Boyd and Jon England all

Muchelney Road Closure

A number of residents of Muchelney and Thorney have been muttering about the road closure, which has now been extended, to allow drainage pipes to be laid. Rumours abound of a drain that was laid only for it to turn out to be the wrong size, pulled up and a new pipe laid. We put

Election result

Disappointing as it is to report that only 15.5% of Langport’s electorate turned out to vote in the by election cause by the retirement of long serving town councillor Chris Osborne, I suppose we have had a lot of elections in the past 12 months. Congratulations to Paul Toogood who won with over half of

NHS data.care pilot

In September’s Langport Leveller we have an extensive report on how the NHS in Somerset is looking to use your medical data for a new database. It could be a powerful tool that will help plan for everything from future medical needs and determine drug development and hospital building building programmes. It is also controversial as

Tractor Rage?

Following an issue at an (unnamed) village the Somerset Association of Local Councils (SALC) are interested to know if Parish Councils are experiencing issues with the volume of tractors driving through the heart of the village. It sounds like a bit of an odd one but has clearly resulted from complaints in one of our

Ash area – appeal issued after series of burglaries

Police are appealing for information after a number of sheds and buildings were broken into in Ash, near Martock. The burglaries, which occurred in various locations on Main Street and Back Street, took place overnight between 29 August and 30 August. Valuable items such as a selection of construction tools, garden tools and a bicycle

Huish Academy excels at GCSE

Following on from the excellent results reported by Huish Sixth last week, (which included, not one, but two students going on to study at Cambridge University) Huish Academy has sustained the huge improvements it made last year and once again is proud to report that over 72% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including Mathematics

Best results for Huish Sixth

This year the publication of A level results has been a big fillip for Huish Sixth, the sixth form attached to Huish Academy. Not only have they had two students accepted into Cambridge (having obtained the grades to meet their offers) but overall results were excellent too. Overall they achieved a record average points score

Nick Gargan suspended (again)

At last something from the sorry saga of Chief Constable Nick Gargan that seems to sensible. Today Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens used powers under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (section 38) to progress the procedure calling upon the Chief Constable ‘to resign or retire,’ due to a lack

Election called for Langport

Langport Town Council has a vacancy following the retirement of Chris Osbourn. An election has been duly called by ten electors and a date set for Thursday 20th September. Nominations for candidates will close on 20th August. If there are no nominations then the election will be called off and the council will be obliged