Local News

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.

James Heappey MP welcomes third runway at Heathrow

Wells MP James Heappey has welcomed the approval of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport. Approval was given in Parliament last Monday when the plans were approved by a huge majority of MPs

Major NYO fundraising campaign launched, chaired by David Warburton MP

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain has announced its first ever tour to the USA in Summer 2019, including a debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, cultural exchange with fellow teenagers, side-by-side projects and a performance at the Ravinia Festival, the oldest and most diverse outdoor

MP’s Support For Children's Reading Campaign

MP Ian Liddell-Grainger is supporting the latest phase of a campaign to get primary school children reading more.

It’s run by charity The Reading Agency, whose Summer Reading Challenge launches across England and Wales on July 14.