New mortgage deals more expensive.....

Mortgage rates for new borrowers are continuing to rise. At least 10 lenders, including some of the UK's biggest, have announced rate rises in the past week for people taking out new deals. Also, Bank of England figures show that the average two-year fixed rate deal, with a 25...


Local hosepipe bans come into force.......

Hosepipe bans affecting about 20 million customers have been introduced by seven water authorities in parts of southern and eastern England. People who flout the bans, which follow one of the driest two-year periods on record, face fines of up to £1,000. Suppliers covering...