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Child abuse cover-up is possible says Wells MP

Wells MP Tessa Munt says a cover-up of child abuse at Westminster and other authorities is possible.

Mrs Munt has revealed she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and received counselling to help deal with the experience.

Today she welcomed a judge-led inquiry into allegations of child abuse by establishment figures.


Somerset MP says flooding 'was no surprise'

A Somerset MP whose constituency was badly affected by the winter floods has warned that people will not stand for government promises that are not delivered.

David Heath, MP for Somerton and Frome, told a Parliamentary debate that no-one should have been surprised at the extent of the floods, given the warnings about a lack of dredging. He said proposals to maintain rivers and improve drainage must be carried out.


Fire crews still damping down in Trowbridge

The scene at the scrapyard fire in Trowbridge on Saturday Credit: Nicky Cooper

Two fire crews are still on the scene of the scrapyard fire in Trowbridge which broke out on Saturday.

The fire is still smouldering and crews are turning over the debris and damping down.

A meeting is taking place between the Fire Service, the Environment Agency and the local council to discuss what further action may be needed.

The road outside Shanley's Scrap Yard remains closed for the time being.

Smoke still rising from scrapyard fire


Shanleys update - road immediately outside still closed, one crew on site, fire reduced & contained but still some smoke rising. 1/2


Site inspection due later this morning & discussions held with owners and @wiltscouncil over next steps. 2/2

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