Nick Clegg has hailed government plans for a £5billion regional pot as opening a new era for England's regions.
"This is something that turns a page of decades, generations of over-centralised bossiness from Whitehall," the Deputy Prime Minister told Good Morning Britain.
"I'm really excited because you just get a lot more bang for your buck."
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It comes just two days after the largest ever tremor at the site.
A 21-year-old man from Loughton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Most places will be dry with plenty of sunshine on Saturday, particularly across England and Wales.