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MP calls for council tax levy in flood-hit Somerset

The Somerset Levels at the height of last winter's floods Credit: ITV News

A Somerset MP will today call for a council tax levy on residents in areas hit by flooding. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater, says the money would help pay for a new rivers board to maintain flood defences. He's also calling for a tidal barrage at the mouth of the river Parrett.

Local govt campaigner takes his fight to Somerset CC

David Orr is campaigning for a fairer system in local government Credit: ITV News

A local government campaigner will speak to Somerset County Council today to try to persuade it not to arrange long term appointments with people who work for their own limited companies.

David Orr says the current system allows the very highly paid to pay a lower rate of tax.

Tonight's football results

Exeter City were the region's only winners tonight.

Exeter City have beaten League Two leaders Wycombe at St James Park.

The Grecians recovered from conceding an early goal, with David Wheeler and Scott Bennett on-target in a 2-1 win.

Elsewhere tonight, Plymouth Argyle drew nil-nil at Wimbledon.

And in League One, Yeovil Town lost 2-0 at Sheffield United.

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