The Chancellor George Osborne has been in the region today, talking up the economy. He's been in Avonmouth and Gloucester.
Yesterday he was insistent that the economy had turned a corner - but unemployment is on the up in the west. Ken Goodwin reports.
The Chancellor George Osborne visited Bond Air Services at Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton in Cheltenham on Thursday afternoon.
The Chancellor George Osborne is visiting Gloucestershire on Thursday afternoon.
Mr Osborne is in the West Country.
He visited the Bristol Bloodhound project's Avonmouth headquarters on Thursday morning.
He is visiting Bond Air Services at Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton in Cheltenham on Thursday afternoon.
The Chancellor, George Osborne said the project was about inspiring the next generation of engineers:
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.
The Chancellor George Osborne will be in the West Country on Thursday.
He is in the region to visit local companies in hi-tech and aviation.
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
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.
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