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Liz Truss criticised for not visiting local farmers during Somerset visit

Wells MP Tessa Munt has criticised newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss for failing to visit local farmers during her visit to the Somerset Levels yesterday.

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Liz Truss says no to gassing badgers

Government says no to badger gassing Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The new Environment Secretary Liz Truss has told ITV West Country that the Government has ruled out gassing badgers.

Her pledge came as she visited the Somerset Levels for the first time to see the dredging operation. She said that the dredging will be completed on time.

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