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More Fireworks in Langport

I wish I was writing an article about the Aller bonfire, but sadly I am setting down a more sorry state of affairs. Nor is this sorry state of affairs anything to do with the van fire on Somerton Road this morning that caused chaos in Langport and to those trying to travel through it.

Mass resignation at Langport

Whilst it is not quite on the scale of the resignations that hit Somerton in 2009, Langport Town Council has just been hit by the sudden resignation of four councillors. With a normal complement of 11 councillors the loss of four councillors at one go will leave the council struggling. The electors of Langport must

MP’s make sense on Floods

I won’t pretend that any House of Commons Committee could be described as “eagerly anticipated” but the report of House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on the Winter Floods probably comes as close as it gets. In Somerset at any rate. Like most Commons Committees this is a cross party affair made

Launch of Somerset Business Awards

Celebrating its tenth year, The prestigious Somerset Business Awards, run by the county’s Chamber of Commerce are now celebrating their tenth year.  Businesses have a choice of 14 award categories to enter and past winners of a Somerset Business Award can expect to enjoy great recognition for their work and experience a welcome boost in

Yeovil announces University Centre Research conference

The University Centre Yeovil is to host its second annual research conference on Wednesday 2 July 2014.  The event is free and open to anyone.  If yopu would like to go you can register via www.ucy.ac.uk.  The first Conference last summer attracted attendees from  a host of UK universities and colleges including Birmingham City University,

Langport shares in £50,000 boost for rural ‘work hubs’

The Somerset Work Hubs Scheme, led by Somerset County Council, has just announced the award of grants of £50,000. The scheme which is funded through the Heart of the South West Rural Growth Network Pilot (HotSW RGN) is designed to set up small-scale flexible business workspace – known as ‘work hubs.’ Each hub provides an

Auction in aid of Papyrus charity at Compton Dundon

  A local mum is organising a charity auction and an evening of live music entertainment at Compton Dundon next week. The auction is to raise funds but equally to raise awareness of depression in young people and reduce young suicide. In memory of her brother Alex, who took his own life almost seven years

Assault in Ilton

Can you help? Police officers are investigating an allegation of assault in Ilton and are appealing for witnesses to the incident. The assault took place at 6.45pm on Friday May 16th . The incident took place close to the garage on Cad Road. Since the incident was reported, the police have spoken to both parties

Missing Phoebe found, man charged with abduction

Missing 13-year-old Phoebe Lock was found safe and well yesterday in Swindon. The police would like to thank the public, Phoebe’s family and the media for their support during the search. Phoebe will now be reunited with her family. A 28-year-old man is to appear in court today, charged with abduction of a child. Davinder Singh of Churchdown, Gloucestershire

Missing Girl: Phoebe Lock

Can you help? Police are continuing with their enquiries to locate missing 13-year-old girl Phoebe Lock and are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety. Phoebe was last seen at her home in Leigh-on-Mendip at around 9pm on Wednesday night 25th May. The police believe she may be with an older boy who she has met recently.