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George Eustice named as Defra Minister

George Eustice has been named as the new Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

George Eustice MP Credit:

Mr Eustice was first elected as MP for Camborne and Redruth in 2010, winning by just 66 votes - one of the smallest majorities in the country - but increased his lead to more than 7,000 on Thursday.


  1. West Country (E)

New Somerset flood support boat named

The boat has been named 'Spirit of the Levels' Credit: ITV News West Country

A new community flood support boat has been named 'Spirit of the Levels' as part of Somerset Day celebrations.

The public was asked to suggest names for the boat in April. These were then put to a vote.

A similar vessel was a lifeline during last year's floods and, when it's not involved in rescues, it will be used by disabled people.

The boat was named as part of the first ever Somerset Day Credit: ITV News West Country
  1. West Country (E)

First ever 'Somerset Day' takes place today

A view from the skies - a hot air balloon flies over Somerset Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The first ever Somerset Day takes place today. The 11th May was chosen by the public vote to commemorate the efforts of King Alfred the Great in 878 against the Danes.

Events have been taking place across the weekend and later today to mark the occasion.


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