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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is to visit Airbus at its site in Filton in Bristol later this morning.
He will be at the site from 9am.
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Concorde is to get a permanent home. South Gloucestershire council has granted planning permission for an aerospace museum at the former Filton airfield, near where the iconic jet was made - and made its final touch down in 2003.
World War I hangars are to be refurbished to provide an indoor exhibition for the supersonic aircraft. They will also house the Bristol Aero Collection - the trust has been awarded a £4.7m Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the project.
Finding a permanent home for Concorde at its birthplace in Filton is fantastic news for the people of South Gloucestershire and for the iconic aircraft which will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Once up and running, the museum is set to become one of the most popular visitors’ attractions in the West, bringing many economic benefits to the region while celebrating the history of the aerospace industry past, present and future.
With just over a fortnight to go until the election, Nick Clegg was back campaigning in the West yesterday
The leader of the Liberal Democrats visited the Airbus factory in Filton, meeting apprentices, learning about their work - and also warning of what he called "two weeks to save the country" from a right-wing threat.
The Deputy Prime Minister also once again dismissed a recent opinion poll suggesting his party could get wiped out in the region. He will be back campaigning in the Bristol area next week.
A new aerospace museum in South Gloucestershire has been awarded two million pounds.
The sixteen million pound project will provide a new home for Concorde.
The money from the LIBOR fund was announced in yesterday's budget after a campaign led by Filton MP Jack Lopresti.
Bristol Aerospace Centre will be built on Filton's historic airfield site.
A 12-year-old girl has gone missing from Pucklechurch in South Gloucestershire.
Oliwia Gogolinska apparently left her school at lunchtime on Wednesday. She did not return home and has not been seen since.
Police believe she may be in the Filton area near Bristol, and are concerned for her welfare because of her age and vulnerability. She went missing in her green school uniform but may have taken other clothes.
The Bristol Aero Collection Trust has been awarded £4.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to build a new aerospace centre at Filton Airfield. As well as being used as a museum, the centre will also provide a permanent home for Concorde 216 - the last plane of its kind to be assembled at the Filton site.
The vision to transform Filton Airfield into homes, schools, shops and businesses over the next 20 years can be revealed in detail for the first time.
Land owner BAE Systems has submitted an outline planning application for the site to South Gloucestershire Council.
If it is approved, work could start in 2016 or 2017, with the first people moving in that year. But the scheme may not be finished for up to 20 years.
The site stretches across 354 acres - that's about 354 football pitches or 5,664 tennis courts - and will include:
- 2,675 new homes
- Two new primary schools and one new secondary school which will double up as a sports centre
- Dental surgery, health centre, optician and 70-bed care home
- A pub, supermarket and other shops
- 120-bed hotel
- New railway station, Metrobus link and road improvements