The Government will today raise the amount it expects to be invested in infrastructure projects in the UK from £309 billion last year to more than £375 billion.
Almost 300 of the 646 projects and programmes are already under construction.
Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is expected to announce:
The building of the UK's first toll road in a decade is to be scrapped. The A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon will not introduce a fee for use after the improvement scheme, due to start in 2016, is completed.
The railway station at Gatwick Airport will receive £50 million for redevelopment.
A Government guarantee could support finance for the development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey.
The tube's Northern Line £1 billion extension to Battersea in south west London will be guaranteed.
Improvements to the A50 around Uttoxeter in Staffordshire will start no later than 2015/16.
A £10 million competitive fund to open in early 2014 to test ways to deliver superfast broadband to remote areas of the UK.
An 82-year-old man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £200,000 worth of cocaine through Gatwick Airport.
The Home Office said Donald Garwood, of Tottenham, north London, was arrested at the airport's South Terminal along with 62-year-old Calvin Campbell, of Tottenham, by Border Force officers at 10.30am on Thursday.
Both men had just arrived on a flight from Montego Bay, in Jamaica, and between them are suspected of trying to bring in two kilos of cocaine with a street value of £200,000.
The pair, who remain in Border Force custody, were charged with attempting to import a class A drug and are expected to appear before Uxbridge Magistrates Court today.
Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate said building a new runway in Gatwick airport would be an affordable and practical option that would enable London and the UK to stay connected to Europe and the rest of the world. He said:
I believe a new runway at Gatwick could be affordable, practical and give passengers a greater choice of routes to key markets. A new runway will allow Gatwick to compete and grow, increasing the choice available to passengers today. We have the space, capability and access to financial resources.
There are clear practical advantages of a new runway at Gatwick. When compared with a third runway at Heathrow, we would have a significantly lower environmental impact whilst adding significantly more capacity.
Gatwick bosses are looking at plans for a new runway at the airport. Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wigate said a new runway at Gatwick "could be affordable and practical" and was a better option than new runway at Heathrow or Stansted airports.
Virgin Atlantic have issued a new statement on the welfare on the passengers involved in the emergency landing at Gatwick today:
Our number one priority in this incident is the welfare of our passengers. We have spent all day assisting in every way that we can including accompanying customers to hospital, arranging care and overnight accommodation.
We understand that 14 passengers have attended hospital for a variety of injuries and we are keeping informed of their situation.
We will do everything we can to meet their needs and support them at this time.
We cannot comment on individual claims of the situation on board but we are confident that the crew executed the emergency procedures to very high standard.
In these incidents crew are highly trained and part of this training is to speak very loudly and shout instructions on evacuation.
We apologise to all of those customers that have suffered a very difficult experience – we are working around the clock to ensure that best possible care for everyone involved.