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Ilminster man killed in collision on B3153

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the B3153 at Kingweston, yesterday morning, Saturday 24th September. The collision happened at around 10.45am and involved a blue Mitsubishi, a red VW transporter and a red Ducati motorbike. The motorcyclist, a 69-year-old man from the Ilminster area, died at the scene from his injuries. The

Question to the County Council

In our current edition of the Leveller we take John Osman to task for the lack of consultation with the public around the creation of a new layer of local government. Mr Osman wants a devolution for a new super authority of Devon and Somerset – creating four levels of local government where there are

Turn Hill by-election

More interesting times at South Somerset District Council, where Conservative, Shane Pledger has suddenly resigned as the District Councillor for Turn Hill only a year and a half since the elections in 2015. Given the somewhat tight position of what is, technically at least, a hung council, this will most likely be a keenly fought

Assault in Glastonbury

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Glastonbury on Wednesday 14th September. The incident took place at approximately 2pm on the High Street.  A 32-year-old woman was assaulted and left with serious injuries. She remains in hospital in a stable condition. All police are saying at the moment is that they believe a

Christmas Card Competition for Local Primary Schools

David Warburton, our local MP has launched a Christmas Card Competition, inviting local primary school children from all across the 900 square mile constituency of Somerton and Frome (it is one of the largest by area in the country) to submit a festive picture to be featured on his official 2016 Parliamentary Christmas Card.  The

Prints and cards stolen from Glastonbury store

If you are familiar with the Blue Cedar Works in Glastonbury you’ll know they host exhibitions and prints on a regular basis as well as their regular business as a print works. Unfortunately they have recently attracted the attention of thieves who broke into their premises in Silver Street sometime between 8pm on 24 August

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,