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Is it time to change our attitudes to home ownership?

Figures show house prices and sales fell in the West Midlands last month following the UK's vote to leave the EU. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors predicts things will improve over the next 12 months but whilst the struggle to get on to the property ladder continues, some believe it may be time to change our attitudes when it comes to property, as Dani Crawshaw reports:

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  1. Anglia

More than 13,000 households in the East faced eviction last year

Those in Luton, Thurrock and Peterborough are mostly likely to lose their homes. Credit: ITV Anglia

New figures show more than 13,000 households in the East of England faced eviction last year.

The charity Shelter says it's because of a lack of affordable housing and welfare cuts.

The towns in this region where people are most likely to lose their homes are Luton, Thurrock in Essex and Peterborough.


£32.5m lotto jackpot scooped up

A couple from Peterborough have won £32.5m on the National Lotter Credit: Submitted

A couple from Peterborough are celebrating after winning a £32.5m rollover Lotto jackpot.

The husband and wife will be named later today when they are expected to explain why they took a week to claim their winnings.


  1. National

Expanding Aldi to create 5,000 jobs at 80 new stores

Supermarket chain Aldi has announced it is to create 5,000 jobs and open 80 new stores this year under expansion plans.

Jobs at the new stores will include managers, stock assistants and store staff, who join a total work force of 28,000 people.

Aldi's vast expansion plans come amid a price war in the supermarket industry. Credit: PA Wire

The German-owned company has appealed for "long-term" workers as part of an expansion that takes its number of outlets to 700.

Regional managing director Ruth Doyle said: "We're looking for individuals with a real passion for retail who are seeking a long-term career with a growing and ambitious business."

Aldi is notable for paying employees a minimum rate of £8.40 an hour (£9.45 in London) that clearly exceeds the Government's new national living wage of £7.40 for adults from April.

Experts warn of future turmoil due to falling price of oil

Video report by ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin

Oil experts are warning of a crisis in the industry with the price of crude oil at its lowest in more than a decade.

Today oil giant Royal Dutch Shell reported its profits were 80 per cent down and confirmed 10 thousand job losses worldwide.

Globally, the price has fallen because there is too much supply and too little demand.

The East Midlands plays its own part in the UK oil sector. In our final part of our series Pressure at the Pumps, Chris Halpin has been given exclusive access to an oil field and investigates how the crude oil crash is affecting the industry.

How much are drivers saving from falling fuel prices?

Video report by ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin

You might be getting used to petrol and diesel prices being around the pound mark - but it wasn't that long ago they were at record highs.

In March 2012 the average price of a litre of unleaded was 1 pound forty, with diesel in at 1 pound 46. In the second part of our series Pressure at the Pumps, Chris Halpin has been crunching the numbers to see just how much drivers are saving.

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