Osborne: Hinkley is a 'major step forward'

Addressing the Commons, Chancellor George Osborne says granting planning permission for the Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset yesterday was a 'major step forward' towards a low carbon economy.

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Budget in the West Country

Chancellor George Osborne will be setting out his budget for the next financial year today. We will be examining its impact on people in the West Country, and feeding live updates once the announcement begins at 12:15pm today (Wednesday 20 March).