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Essential resurfacing in the Huntworth area

Major resurfacing work is due to take place in the Huntworth area next month. Somerset County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out the improvements to Huntworth Lane between the M5  Junction 24 roundabout and Moorland village. Work is due to start on August 10 and expected to take around four weeks. This scheme was

A303 closed after accident – Witness appeal by police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision on the A303 Ilminster bypass earlier today. A blue Suzuki Wagon R was in collision with a van between the Southfields roundabout and Hayes End at South Petherton at around 2.20pm. The police believe that the Suzuki was pulling out of a layby and performing a

Maiden speech

As you open your copies of the Langport and Somerset Leveller over the next few days you’ll see an article on our new MPs which refers to the fact that of Somerset MPs, David Warburton (MP for Somerton & Frome) alone had failed to make his maiden speech. This evening that was rectified when he

Chris Osborne resigns from Langport Town Council

At last night’s meeting of Langport Town Council the resignation of Chris Osborne was announced. Chris had served the town council for 43 years and been the chair of the council for 10. Many local people will be aware that Chris has not been in the best of health over the last couple of years

Woman dies in house fire in Long Sutton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire at the Dower House in Long Sutton in which a woman died. Called to the incident at around 7.15pm yesterday police have been working at the scene throughout today alongside Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.   Although the cause of the fire is still under

Beer Wall – completion in sight!

Beer Wall – completion in site! The flood prevention works at Beer Wall on the A372 between Othery and Aller should be complete before the end of July. At least that is the forecast made today by Somerset County Council. The three-stage Beer Wall scheme is designed to reduce flood risk in the Sowy and

Cocklemoor back on the agenda

News today from Westminster re Cocklemoor. David Warburton has now written once again to the Environment Secretary urging her to take action and asking the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to demand that the EA return Cocklemoor to Langport free of charge. As the Langport Leveller has reported previously, our new MP

Search for missing Becky and Ethan

The investigation into missing Rebecca Minnock and her three-year-old son Ethan has been widened. Becky and Ethan have not been seen since Tuesday May 26 when they were in the Musgrove Park Hospital area of Taunton. Police have been alerted to possible sightings of Rebecca – who likes to be known as Becky – in the

Macmillan Cancer Support appeals for volunteers in Langport

Macmillan Cancer Support needs volunteers in the Langport area to help them raise money for people affected by cancer. Every day, 9 people in Somerset hear the news that they have cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support is there to ensure no one faces cancer alone, by providing professional services, financial support and information. Fundraising manager for

Witness appeal after teenage girl assaulted in Street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was assaulted in Street this morning, 8th June. The victim was walking along an alleyway between Somerton Road and Strode Road at around 9am when she was approached by a man, who assaulted her. The offender is described as around 5ft 10ins to 6ft and he