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Will George Osborne’s Budget boost Britain?

The Chancellor’s speech has been met with a mixed response from civic leaders in Hartlepool.

Mayor Stuart Drummond welcomed plans to create an Enterprise Zone – which aims to create new investment – in the Tees Valley and the move to cut the fuel duty by 1p a litre.

But he said the £100m pot of cash to repair potholes, which Hartlepool Borough Council will receive part of, did not go far enough and called for a long term solution to improve the roads.