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Francis Maude In Langport

    Suddenly we are awash with political dignitaries of the highest order. This evening Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, popped into the River Parrett Café in Langport. You cannot fault our representatives on the miles travelled to press the flesh. This was part of a trek around the West

More roadworks on the A358

Expect delays! Work to repair and improve the A358 between Taunton and Ilminster will take place next week. Somerset County Council’s highways team will be rebuilding and resurfacing the carriageway at West Hatch over a 10-day period starting on Monday 2nd February. The work will take place at night (7pm-7am) to minimise disruption, and will

11th Hour Drayton

The deal by which the pub the Drayton Arms was to be bought by a community group and run for the benefit of the village is teetering at the brink of success/failure. With a generous loan from SSDC and pledges of shares from the community they thought they were there. Unfortunately not all of the

Road flooded Martock Parrett works

Flooding alert – January 15th. Ironically – the day Vince Cable chose to visit Langport to talk about the effect of the flooding on small businesses, we have more floods! The road from the Parrett Works (outside Martock) to South Petherton was flooded this lunchtime for about 1/4 mile. There were no warning signs and

Appeal for witnesses to Seavington crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-car collision on the B3168 at Seavington yesterday 13th January. The collision happened at just before 3pm in New Road and involved a Saab and a Toyota Rav 4. The driver of the Saab suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital for treatment. He remains in a

Deputy Prime Minister at Huish Academy

Pupils at Huish Academy  had their work interrupted today with a visit from Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the LibDems. Principle of the Academy Andrew Davis told us “We’re delighted to welcome the Deputy prime Minister, but it is also an opportunity to say thank you for the work that David Laws

Funding for home insulation in South Somerset

South Somerset residents are being given the opportunity to improve their home for free, with grant funding which is immediately available. There has been a huge demand for assistance with the cost of insulating properties, so residents are being encouraged to act swiftly in order to benefit from the offer. The offer means that any

Champagne and toys – thieves strike in the Levels

If you’re offered vintage Champagne at a bargain price for a Christmas or New Year toast, be aware that 14 bottles of top quality fizz were stolen from the Crown and Victoria Inn at Tintinhull on Thursday night (18th December) or early on Friday morning. The theft included five bottles of Cristal, as well as

Over 6,000 for Christmas

We’re pleased to be able to announce that having checked and rechecked our November returns, the circulation of the Langport Leveller and Somerton Sentinel has gone above 6,000 for the first time ever. With a six fold increase in circulation over 4 years we’re pretty sure this makes us the fastest growing newspaper in the