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Amos slams A&E waiting times

More than 130 patients waited over 24 hours at A&E before being admitted to hospital at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust last year, Liberal Democrat Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have revealed.

16 Apr 2024
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Public meeting in Wellington - report

Access to GPs, new housing developments and details about the new Wellington station were the big issues which came up at a public meeting in the town on Tuesday evening.

10 Apr 2024
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Police and Crime

Shock figures on burglary response times

Police in Avon and Somerset are taking an average of five hours 21 minutes to respond to burglary calls, damning new figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

9 Apr 2024
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Outrage over Tone sewage spill

New figures released by the Environment Agency have shown that Wessex Water, which covers most of Taunton and Wellington, discharged sewage into waterways for a staggering 372,341 hours last year.

2 Apr 2024
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Jeremy Browne visit

Jeremy Browne – the former Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton Deane – was back in his old constituency at the weekend.

25 Mar 2024
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Benefits & Pensions

Gideon Amos slams pensions stealth tax

More than 18,500 pensioners in the Taunton and Wellington area are set to be hit by a £1,000 stealth tax following the Budget, new analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

13 Mar 2024

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