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George Osborne drops in on aviation staff

The Chancellor George Osborne visited Bond Air Services at Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton in Cheltenham on Thursday afternoon.

The Chancellor, Geore Osborne speaking with staff at Bond Aviation. Credit: ITV News West Country
The Chancellor, Geore Osborne speaking with staff at Bond Aviation. Credit: ITV News West Country
The Chancellor, Geore Osborne speaking with staff at Bond Aviation. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Chancellor to visit Bristol Bloodhound project HQ

The Bloodhound outside Numbers 10 and 11, Downing Street. Credit: David Cameron/Twitter

The Chancellor George Osborne will visit the Bristol Bloodhound project in Avonmouth on Thursday.

Mr Osborne will meet the team behind a supersonic British car that aims to break the world land speed record.

Read: Bloodhound supersonic car engine test fired

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Chancellor sees work on Swindon to Kemble railway

Spending public cash on improving an important rail link through Wiltshire can only happen because of savings elsewhere - that was the message from the Chancellor George Osborne today, during a visit to the region.

He was inspecting progress on a new £45 million section of track near Swindon. He also said he was "hopeful' that a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset could go ahead this year. Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports

George Osborne to announce budget at 12:15pm

Chancellor George Osborne will set out his budget for the next financial year today. His speech begins at 12:15pm in the House of Commons.

We will be feeding live updates on this page, which will focus on how the budget affects the West Country specifically.

The national ITV News site will be feeding live updates on how the budget will affect people generally. Click here to look at them.

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