Local MP responds to Environment Secretary's visit

Today's visit to Somerset by the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has caused considerable comment from both sides of the debate. Mr Paterson was accompanied on his visit by Bridgwater MP Iain Liddell-Grainger.

Ian Axton asked him for his views on the visit and what had been achieved by it.

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Bradford on Avon's flood defences hold firm

Flood warnings remain in place across large parts of the region as the West Country once again takes a battering from winter storms. Flood defences at Bradford on Avon have so far proved successful.