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BBC: Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year 19 November 2017 From the section Business Related TopicsBudget 2017 Image copyright PA Philip Hammond says next week's Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no "single magic bullet" to increase housing supply and the government would not simply "pour money in". Ministers want to speed up developments where planning permission has been granted and give more help to small building firms, he added. Labour says ministers "still have no plan to fix the housing crisis". The shortage of housing is expected to be one of the themes of Wednesday's Budget, with Mr Hammond under pressure to ease the difficulties faced by first-time buyers trying to get a deposit. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, the chancellor said it was "not acceptable" that young people find it so hard to buy a home, and promised to set out how the government would keep its "pledge to the next generation". He did not commit to the £50bn reportedly being demanded by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to finance a house-building drive, but committed to the target of 300,000 new homes. He insisted the government was delivering new homes at record levels, with 217,350 "additional dwellings" in England last year, but acknowledged more needed to be done. Javid: Borrow more to build houses Kuenssberg: The Tories' housing debates The Budget: What we know already Focusing on sites where planning permission has been granted, he said the government would use the "powers of state" to get "missing homes built". It also plans to pay to clean up polluted industrial sites for house building, get town hall bosses to allocate small pockets of land to small developers and guarantee loans by banks to small house builders, he said in an interview with the Sunday Times. The chancellor's Budget speech is also expected to include: £75m for artificial intelligence £400m for electric car charge points £100m to boost clean car purchases £160m for next-generation 5G mobile networks across the UK £100m for an additional 8,000 fully-qualified computer science teachers supported by a new National Centre for Computing A retraining partnership between the TUC (Trade Union Congress), CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and the government £76m to boost digital and construction skills Image caption The government wants to improve access to finance for businesses to build electric car charge points The chancellor is also expected to announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to test driverless vehicles. Writing in the Sun on Sunday, he said investment would "prepare the ground" for the cars to be on roads by 2021. Green light for driverless car testing Tories, Labour and the big Budget battle lines Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Budget needed to show a "genuine, decisive change of course" and not "empty promises". Writing in the Sunday Mirror, he said the chancellor had an opportunity to address the consequences of his austerity programme. View the full article Read this BBC: Gaia Pope: Sister says teenager was 'light of my life' Gaia Pope: Sister says teenager was 'light of my life' 19 November 2017 From the section Dorset Related TopicsGaia Pope disappearance Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November The sister of Gaia Pope has described the teenager as the "absolute light of my life", after police found a body on Saturday. Clara Pope-Sutherland said her sister was "intelligent, beautiful and emotionally wise", in a tribute to the 19-year-old from Dorset. The body was found at about 15:00 (GMT) near Swanage, close to where items of her clothing were found on Thursday. Dorset Police said it was "confident" it was the missing woman. Miss Pope had not been seen for 11 days before the discovery of the body near the coast path. Det Supt Paul Kessell, of Dorset Police's major crime investigation team, said a post-mortem examination would take place and forensic examinations would continue. "This will guide the investigation in respect of the circumstances of the death, which at this time remains unexplained," he said. Det Supt Kessell said all the clothing had been found and the public was no longer needed to help with the searches. He said Miss Pope's family was being supported by specially-trained officers. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGaia Pope's cousin and sister spoke after the body was foundMiss Pope's cousin, Marienna Pope-Weidemann, said: "We are absolutely devastated and unable to put those feelings of loss into words. "Our little bird has flown, but she will always be with us." 'Community spirit' The teenager's body was discovered by police on Saturday afternoon as local people took part in three mass searches of land around Swanage. Addressing those volunteers who searched, her sister said everyone's hard work had been "absolutely worth it". It had been a "ray of light" in the nightmare, said Miss Pope-Weidemann. During the search for Miss Pope three people were arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation. They were 71-year-old Rosemary Dinch; her 49-year-old son Paul Elsey; and her 19-year-old grandson Nathan Elsey - all of whom were known to Miss Pope. Image copyright Matt Cardy/Getty Images Image caption Land close to where the items of clothing were found was searched The search for Gaia Pope Image copyright Gaia Pope 7 November: Miss Pope is driven by a family member from Langton Matravers to Swanage. At 14:55, she is caught on CCTV at St Michael's Garage buying ice cream. The last confirmed sighting is at 16:00 at an address in Manor Gardens on Morrison Road 8 November: Her family makes a plea through police for her to make contact. Dorset Police says it is "becoming increasingly concerned" 9 November: Searches by police, the coastguard and force helicopter are carried out in the Swanage area. Miss Pope's relatives release a statement saying they are "frantic with worry" 10 November: CCTV footage shows Miss Pope on Morrison Road, Manor Gardens, at 15:39 on 7 November 13 November: Rosemary Dinch and Nathan Elsey are arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation 14 November: Searches continue with the coastguard and volunteers from Dorset Search and Rescue and Wessex 4x4 15 November: CCTV images of Miss Pope at St Michael's Garage are released. Searches continue to concentrate inland 16 November: Paul Elsey is arrested on suspicion of murder. Miss Pope's clothing is discovered in a field near Swanage and a police cordon is set up 17 November: Mr Elsey is released under investigation 18 November: Police discover a body near the coast path and a field close to where items of her clothing were found on Thursday View the full article Read this BBC: Body found in missing Gaia Pope search 18 November 2017 From the section England Image copyright PA Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November A body has been found on land near Swanage in the hunt for missing teenager Gaia Pope. Dorset Police said they are "confident" the remains are that of the 19-year-old, who has been missing for 11 days. Officers made the discovery near a coastal path and field where items of her clothing were found on Thursday. Three people have previously been arrested on suspicion of murder and released while inquiries continue. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article Read this Police officer prosecution for speeding on duty 'just ridiculous' Police officers are being referred for prosecution by the PSNI for speeding at work in recent months - despite legislation that protects them while performing their duties, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal. Full Story - Belfast Telegraph Read this BBC: Kevin Spacey: Old Vic lists 20 staff allegations against him Read this BBC: Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well' Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well' 16 November 2017 From the section UK Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen has been seen "alive and well" near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said Mr Allen had asked to be rescued and efforts were under way to retrieve him. A search was mounted for the 57-year-old after his family said he had not taken planned flights home. Mr Allen was travelling on his own to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe, whom he first met 30 years ago. View the full article Read this BBC: Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims' Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims' 12 November 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Image caption Former Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said the allegations against Mr Green showed "no criminality" A former Scotland Yard chief was aware pornography had allegedly been found on Damian Green's computer during a 2008-9 police probe, he has told the BBC. Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner between 2009-11, said he was briefed about the claims but regarded them as a "side issue". The allegations were first made public last week by former Met Assistant Commissioner, Bob Quick. First Secretary of State Mr Green said the claims were a "political smear". Mr Green, who is Prime Minister Theresa May's second-in-command, said the police never told him at the time that any improper material had been found on a parliamentary computer. But Mr Quick, who led the investigation into Home Office leaks which saw Mr Green's Commons office being searched, says pornography was found on a computer there. Both Sir Paul and Mr Quick gave evidence to a Cabinet Office inquiry into Mr Green's conduct last week, led by senior Cabinet Office official Sue Gray. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Damian Green denies claims police found pornography on a computer in his office Speaking to the BBC, Sir Paul said he thought the claim about Mr Green "wasn't relevant to the criminal inquiry" into Home Office leaks, which began in October 2008 and briefly led to Mr Green's arrest. "I regret it's in the public domain," he said. "There was no criminality involved, there were no victims, there was no vulnerability and it was not a matter of extraordinary public interest." Sir Paul added that it was not Scotland Yard's role to "police the workplace". The Met declined to say whether it was helping the Cabinet Office investigate the claims, but said in a statement: "As this is not our inquiry the MPS does not believe it is appropriate to comment upon it." View the full article Read this Form 696: 'Racist police form' to be scrapped in London Source - BBC Read this Read More Police News