Chancellor George Osborne has tweeted welcoming figures which show the Help to Buy mortgage scheme has been used in 7,313 purchases so far.
New stats show 85% of those using #HelptoBuy scheme are 1st time buyers. Helping hardworking people step onto the property ladder
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The brother of a taxi driver killed alongside the Afghan Taliban leader has asked police to investigate his sibling's death.
The girl's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
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