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More local hustings

If you missed the Langport Hustings – don’t worry, there is still another chance to challenge your candidates for the Somerton & Frome constituency coming up. On 31st March there will be a hustings in the Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi devoted to the issues around flood defence. Topics do not get much more pertinent than

Ferne Animal Sanctuary – charity shop in Langport

On April 4th the Ferne Animal Sanctuary will be opening a new charity shop in Bow Street, Langport.  Based in Wambrook, near Chard the sanctuary was founded in 1939 by the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon. Initially the animal sanctuary originally looked after the pets of servicemen and women who were going away

Don’t miss the Langport Hustings

The Langport Leveller is proud to support and sponsor the Langport Hustings. All the candidates from the Somerton & Frome constituency have confirmed their attendance so this is your chance to ask them those searching questions and put them on the spot. Run and co-ordinated by the Bagehot Memorial fund and chaired by Bishop George

Somerset seas lowest tide in 200 years

Over the weekend of March 21st  and 22nd Somerset will experience the lowest tides it has seen in 200-years. These super low tides provide a once in a life-time chance to see some of Somerset’s most hidden wildlife and learn more about what lies beneath the water. With that in mind  m Somerset Wildlife Trust

Thorney Road closed

The final part of the project to improve flood defences for the northern part of the village of Thorney will start next week. This will mean a four-week closure of the road between Thorney and Muchelney. A diversion has been set up by County Highways but be warned, it is a very long way round!

Puckeridge road shut

Essential work on the B3168 at Puckington started this week and will last for at least a further 6 weeks. This is long planned work that had to be postponed when priority was given to repairing the subsidence at the Beacon near Ilminster last year. The Beacon is on the recognised diversion route for this

UKIP select new candidate

UKIP’s challenge in Somerset & Frome appeared to have suffered a set-back with the sudden resignation of candidate Roger Clark just three months prior to the 7th May General Election.  However the party have moved swiftly to plug the gap appointing County Councillor Alan Dimmick as their new candidate. Mr Dimmick is a resident of Yeovil

When is a whistleblower not a whistleblower?

A considerable row has blown up over the conduct of Somerset County Council, sparked by an article published by the Sunday Times on 8th February. And on the face of it there is much to be concerned about. The Sunday Times article alleges that SCC has been basically trying to silence whistleblowers…. “Now the council

Sheep Rustling

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the rustling of 200 in-lamb sheep from a field at Ash, near Martock, on Friday night, 6th February. All the sheep were ear-tagged and marked with a large red patch on their backs, as well as an orange one on a front shoulder. They were all North Country Mules,