Local News

Brexit vote more important than Christmas

Parliament should be prepared to sit through Christmas if necessary to resolve the deadlock over Brexit, Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger warned last night.

More buses for Butlins, Says MP

Local people are being left stranded at bus stops between Minehead and Taunton on Mondays and Fridays because of huge numbers of week-end guests travelling to and from Butlin’s.

County Hall goes red for Remembrance Day

County Hall in Taunton will be going poppy-red for the next three days as Somerset County Council gives its support to Remembrance Day commemorations.

Taunton makes Top 10 Healthiest High Streets in the UK

Taunton's high street placed 3rd in a published league table ranking 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and wellbeing by the RSPH. 

James Heappey MP on Somerset's finances

The financial woes of our county council have brought in to sharp focus the age old political quandary of whether people will pay more in tax in order to fund public services.

Dr Liam Fox MP visits Kingston Seymour Village Market

At the beginning of September Dr Liam Fox MP visited Kingston Seymour Village Market.  The market is held in the village hall on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 – 12:00 selling a range of local goods and crafts as well as refreshments.

MP launches Best of the High Street awards

Coinciding with British High Streets Week, Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow has launched her ‘Best of the High Street Awards’ competition.

There are 8 categories for best independent businesses and people are encouraged to vote for their favourite.