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Somerset MPs win extra cash for County Council

The Government has today (Tuesday) announced extra funds for local councils, including £2million for Somerset County Council, after fierce lobbying by the county’s MPs in Westminster.

James Heappey weekly column

Good news rarely causes much interest in our local press. In the age of online news accessed through single line headlines on social media, clickbait is the name of the game and study after study has shown that the best clickbait is something indicating shock, outrage, failure or danger.

James Heappey weekly column

This week I’ve been in Nashville in the United States attending a global conference for the business events industry. Visit Britain have been here too, selling the UK as a place to bring conferences, exhibitions and events to a global audience. The competition is obviously fierce.