She may be new, but she's already hard at it at the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs Department. Liz Truss was given the job of DEFRA Secretary this week and is busy catching up on the latest information about our Flood Plan. She has … [Read more...] about New DEFRA minister coming to Somerset soon
The challenge to encourage children to read is now official. The Reading Agency has launched a campaign this summer to help persuade young people to read at least six different books during the vacation. I am all in favour and will be … [Read more...] about Pick up a page-turner!
Should the taxman be allowed to sell personal data? Put as bluntly as that it is surely a no-brainer of a question: of course they shouldn't. But HMRC claims it would always ensure that any data is rendered anonymous first. I have … [Read more...] about Tax Data for Sale?
Last night at Westminster Somerset's MPs spoke with a single voice about what still needs doing to prevent future flooding - but, most important, the response from the Minister, Dan Rogerson, is a clear indication of the Government's … [Read more...] about Flooding – latest
I have just been to see those wonderful people who run Foxes Academy in Minehead. It is a place that does a great deal of good for the local community and, in particular, all those young people who pass through its doors. It is a special … [Read more...] about “A Right – Not a Fight”