Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pound Notes

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HOUSE BUILDING LEVELS 'ENCOURAGING' HOUSE building has got off to its best start to the year since 2007, with most of the UK seeing strong growth, an industry body has reported.

The National House Building Council (NHBC) said that 40,281 new homes were registered between January and March, marking the highest total for the first three months of the year since 53,420 new registrations were recorded in early 2007.

The "encouraging" figures seen so far for 2015 also represent an 18 per cent increase when compared with the first three months of 2014, the NHBC said.

CHILDREN ADD TO PARENTS' BILLS PARENTS spend an average of PS20 more on their grocery bill when they take their children to the supermarket, research suggests.

And almost one fifth (17 per cent) of parents said that taking their kids shopping can see them going as much as PS40 over budget, the research among more than 1,000 people for bank account provider thinkmoney found.

Common habits among children which add to their parents' costs included asking for sweets, drinks, toys or games, persuading their parents to buy items not on their shopping list, asking their parents for food branded for children and sneaking items in the shopping basket. …

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