All workers are to be allowed to earn £10,000 before having to pay any tax from 2014, taking three million workers out of tax altogether says George Osborne.
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An 88-year-old woman has died after a hit and run in Birmingham.
Isolated showers remain possible, again more likely in the east. Breezy at times, especially near the coast.
A scattering of showers developing during the afternoon. There will be a few showers in the north tonight.