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First-time Buyer Mortgage Lending Reaches Ten-Year High

New data published by UK Finance has revealed that mortgage lending for first-time buyers, home movers and buy to let purchases all fell in December 2017 compared to the previous year, however, 2017 overall saw the highest number of first-time buyers (365,000) since 2006. 

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Men More Likely to Wait for ‘The One’

A new survey has revealed that more men in the UK are holding out ‘to meet the right person’ before getting married than women, reports the Marriage Foundation. 

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Woman Imprisoned for Encouraging Suicide

In a rather unusual case from England, a woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of encouraging a man to commit suicide. 

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Kinship Carers Need Greater Support

The challenges faced by kinship carers across the country have been brought to light in a new report by national charity Grandparents Plus. 

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Analysis Reveals Sharp Increase in Total Value of Fraud

2017 saw another increase in the total value of fraud committed in the UK, with the amount rising by 6.5% compared to 2016 to reach £2.11bn. 

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Value of British Residential Property Market Rises

New analysis has revealed that the value of the British residential property market rose by 3.5% over the course of 2017 to £8.29 trillion. 

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Research into Why Women are More Likely to File for Divorce

New research from the US has investigated why women are twice as likely to file for divorce than men. 

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Man Receives Fine for Wildlife Offence

A 65-year-old man has received a fine of £500 after being found guilty of committing an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. 

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Figures Reveal Dip in Prime Property Market

The prime property section of the Scottish housing market has seen a sharp decline in property sales, according to new research from Bank of Scotland

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International Operation Targets Organised Crime

A large scale operation coordinated and supported by Europol and Frontex has targeted organised crime groups and their infrastructures across the EU.

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