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Rebecca Pow MP welcomes greater protection for ancient woodland

Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow’s tireless campaign to gain more protection for ancient woodland has borne fruit with the Prime Minister’s announcement this week that there are plans to overhaul England’s planning policy to provide far more robust protection for this special habitat.

Beast from the East triggers cold weather payments in

As temperatures across the country plummet with the arrival of the weather system dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’, emergency cold weather payments have been triggered for Somerset residents on the Mendip Hills. 

James Heappey MP backs Plastic Free Parliament initiative

Wells MP James Heappey has joined the battle against single-use plastic by supporting Surfers Against Sewage’s latest project Plastic Free Parliament.

The initiative, which has just been launched, aims to reduce the amount of avoidable single-use plastic used in Parliament.

How We’re Investing in Young Peoples’ Mental Health

We’re investing more into young people’s mental health to help children get the best possible start in life. Read the article to find out more about what we’re doing to help mental health in the UK.