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.
More top news
A senior court prosecutor from Worcester stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by work pressures.
A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the murder of another man who was found dead in Coventry on Monday night.
"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."