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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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New Environment Secretary says badgers won't be gassed

The new Environment Secretary has told ITV News that badgers won't be gassed as part of the badger cull. Liz Truss was speaking on a visit to Somerset, just ten days after taking over from Owen Paterson in the cabinet reshuffle.

Her comments came as she toured dredging work in Burrowbridge as part of the plan to prevent a repeat of the devastating floods on the Somerset Levels.

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