More than 500 first-time buyers in Nottinghamshire could be helped to get a foot on the property ladder thanks to a new mortgage support scheme.
The County Council has set aside fifteen million pounds from its reserves to loan to people struggling to raise a deposit.
The council says the plan will benefit the wider economy.
But critics say it's gambling with taxpayer's money.
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The rain will become heavy at times, and also prolonged.
Rain will spread across the region by lunchtime, turning heavy in places. Staying cloudy with some brightness in the southeast later.