Nottingham City Council is to press ahead with plans for super-fast broadband despite missing out on central Government funding.
Last month the council submitted a bid for £8.5 million to invest in super-fast broadband. Today it learned that it's bid had not been successful.
Central News Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie looks at how today's Budget impacts on the Midlands.
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Midlands MPs have high hopes for the budget, but they are also aware the Chancellor prefers the phrase "Steady as she goes" to Giveaways.