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Glastonbury Town Council has called for an inquiry into the safety of 5G before it changes its principle of opposing the roll-out of the technology.

Following six months of investigation, the town council has resolved unanimously to adopt the recommendations of its 5G Advisory Committee, which was set up in 2019 to explore the safety of 5G technology.

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The entrance to the site in Butleigh (Photo: Google Street View)

Two barns in Butleigh will be converted into homes if plans submitted to Mendip District Council are given the go-ahead.

Two planning applications for prior approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural buildings to a dwellinghouse (Class C3) and for associated operational development at Reservoir Barns, Reynald's Way, Butleigh, have been submitted by Angus Macdonald.

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Poet Laureate Simon Armitage in his writing shed (Photo: BBC)

Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate and Wells Festival of Literature's poetry judge for last year, is presenting a new Radio 4 podcast on BBC Sounds, and Glastonbury poets are being urged to use it as inspiration.

He is opening up the shed at the bottom of his garden, where he writes, to a variety of guests who share the secrets of their creativity and life lessons with the listeners.

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Glastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society is hosting a free Lockdown Sunday Musical Quiz every Sunday from 6pm. If you know your Annies from your Aladdins, come and join the fun. Visit the society's Facebook page and like it to view the live stream on Sunday.

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