Langport, England Newswire

Langport, England Newswire

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  1. Decision on Somerset libraries to be made in OctoberRead the original story

    Tuesday | Somerset County Gazette

    The future of Somerset's library service will be laid out in the autumn after a public consultation heard from 6,000 people. But a final decision won't be taken by the council's cabinet until the middle of October, with any changes being implemented after Christmas.

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  2. Flood plans to be carried out in stages after 15m estimateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | This is The West Country

    Work to improve part of Somerset's flood prevention network will be carried out in stages in light of high costs. The River Sowy carries excess water from within the River Parrett near Langport into the King's Sedgemoor Drain, which in turn transports it further downstream until it rejoins the river at Dunball.

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  3. Dark Somerset: Fake news, terrorists and what really shook Somerset to its coreRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | This Is Somerset

    Five o'clock on January 4, 1868 should have been a fairly standard, uneventful cold and frosty Saturday morning in Taunton. Instead, there was a loud noise - reportedly like that of an 'iron chest being thrown down' and houses across the county began to shake and shudder.

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  4. Somerset holiday home named among the 10 best in the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 2 | This is The West Country

    The Threshing Barn, a restored Somerset property, at Little Upton Bridge, near Langport, has been named as the eight best high-end home by TripAdvisor, alongside houses in Costa Rica, Florida and The Ionian Islands. Gill and Simon Hart, who own and run the barns have been presented with the 2018 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Award.

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  5. Chloe Jane Pitman had consumed two gins at the pub when she decided to give friends a liftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 29 | This is Bath

    A woman who crashed her car in Glastonbury after swerving to avoid hitting a cat which had run out into the road was nearly double the drink drive limit when breathalysed by the police. Chloe Jane Pitman said she had drunk two gin and tonics at the pub when she decided to give two friends a lift but then lost control of her vehicle, striking a kerb.

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  6. Drunk driver ran away from police and had a nap in a field after smashing car into houseRead the original story

    Tuesday May 29 | This is Bath

    Charles Andrew Downing from Charlton Mackrell had consumed around four pints before driving home and said it was "pure impulse" to run off A man who crashed his car into the wall of a house near Langport after he had been drinking fled the scene when police arrived. Charles Andrew Downing confessed that he panicked after stumbling out of his car and realising the enormity of what he had done.

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  7. Mystery surrounds death of 27-year-old chef Michael Mingo, found dead in the River ParrettRead the original story

    Tuesday May 22 | This is Bath

    A chef at The Far Canal in Wrantage, Michael was described by friends and family as a man with his whole future ahead of him, but after an extensive police investigation and two years in limbo, today his family heard they may never get all the answers into how he died. He was a man who loved his job and had been in good spirits in the days leading up to his death, the inquest heard.

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  8. His body was found in the River Parrett in Langport after he was reported missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 21 | This is Bath

    After nearly two years, the friends and family of a young man from Curry Rivel who was found dead in the River Parrett will finally get answers as the inquest into his death concludes tomorrow . Michael Mingo, 27, went missing after leaving a friend's house in Langport in June 2016, and was last seen walking in the direction of his home along the A378 in Curry Rivel.

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  9. New plans for housing development on trial ground in Langport after first bid failsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | This is Bath

    A housing developer seeking to build on Langport's trial ground is keeping its options open by submitting two sets of new plans for how the site may look. The Lloyds Family Trust was granted outline planning permission in October 2015 for a new housing development on the site, which lies off the A372 Wincanton Road near the Bartlett's Elm roundabout.

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  10. Fine Protest: Ernest Lear, who is demanding his speeding fine is repaidRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | This is The West Country

    A REPORT advising police not to reimburse motorists fined for 'speeding' on an A road is "absolute nonsense", according to a man who uncovered an error in how the speed limit was imposed. Scores of motorists received points and fixed penalties or court fines for driving over 30mph on a section of the A378 at Fivehead.

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  11. Nudefest 2018 is just 10 weeks away and you can still get ticketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Western Gazette

    Hundreds of people have flocked to Thorney Lakes in the past two years to enjoy the raft of entertainment on offer at the British Naturism-organised nudist festival. This year, the treats awaiting hundreds of nudists include a Mad Hatter's tea party, yoga, clay pigeon shooting and a barn dance with a rodeo horse.

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  12. Longer Sentence: Fake bomb detector seller James McCormickRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | Somerset County Gazette

    James McCormick, from Langport, has had a further 842 days added to his sentence for failing to forfeit cash and assets worth nearly A 8 million. McCormick, 62, who was soon due to be released from Dartmoor Prison, appeared at North Somerset Magistrates' Court via video link last Friday , when he refused to meet a A 1.8 million shortfall.

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  13. Ilminster Lions founder Bill's biking dream comes trueRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

    A FOUNDING member of Ilminster Lions who spent his younger years travelling across Europe has seen his biking dream come true. Burnworthy House recently organised a special surprise for Bill, one more ride thanks Bob Cooper of the Langport Bike Night group.

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  14. 'Be prepared': Flood alerts remain in place for SomersetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | Yeovil Express

    The county and much of the South West saw bouts of heavy rain prompting the Met Office to issue weather warnings for Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Around 20 flood alerts and warnings remain in place across the region this morning, with people in Bridgwater, Taunton and North Petherton being urged to be prepared as flooding is possible.

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  15. Councillors who quit 'snipe, hiss and boo' from public gallery at meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Somerset County Gazette

    A GROUP of councillors who resigned en masse over the behaviour of a colleague regularly return to the debating chamber and disrupt meetings, a parishioner claims. Langport Town Council was thrown into chaos last summer when seven of its 12 members quit, accusing one councillor, Cllr Val Saunders, of "breaching confidentiality".

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  16. The most and least recommended GP surgeries in Yeovil, Crewkerne, Wincanton, Langport and SomertonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | This Is Somerset

    There are almost two certainties with health, one is that you'll need a GP and the other is that it might take a while to get an appointment. Whereas patients used to suffer in silence, there are now a couple of platforms where they can voice their thoughts on their local GP and it is becoming an essential tool to highlight those that may be falling behind the curve in patient satisfaction.

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  17. Property prices in Somerset: the postcodes where house values have risen the most and fallenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | This Is Somerset

    In the TA11 7 postcode area, median prices were up 85 per cent from 253,333 in 2016 to 469,000 in 2017. The next biggest rise was in TA24 7, where prices were up 43 per cent in a year, from a median of 207,500 to 297,000.

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  18. FOOTBALL: Blues give league holders scare on long-awaited return to actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Chardandilminsternews.co.uk

    FINALLY, after five weeks without a match due to waterlogged pitches, Ilminster Town were back in action against Watchet Town - last season's Somerset County Premier Division champions, who currently sit third in the table, writes Andy Fish . Watchet, who had played only two weeks ago, were probably expecting the Blues to be a little rusty, but it was Ilminster who set the early tempo, breaking forward and showing no signs of not playing for so long.

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  19. Pictures show a van completely destroyed by a fire which may have been deliberateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | Western Gazette

    At 5.13pm on Tuesday January 30, crews from Somerton and Martock were called to a vehicle fire on Midelney Road in Drayton near Langport . "Crews extinguished the fire using 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hosereel jets and a thermal image camera to check for hotspots.

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  20. Now is the chance to have your say on the future of Somerset librariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Bridgwater Mercury

    Members of the public, businesses and organisations are all invited to have their say on the future delivery of services. Proposed options for each of Somerset's 34 libraries can be viewed on the county council's website by clicking here .

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