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New builds suffer catalogue of problems

Families who've bought new houses on a Reading development are being forced to temporarily leave their homes because they say they've been badly built.

Several houses at Loddon park in Woodley - where prices can be more than half a million pounds - have faults including missing insulation, wrongly installed air bricks, problems with landscaping and drainage, and wobbly walls.

Some families have been offered alternative accommodation during emergency repairs and the local MP is taking up their case. Cary Johnston reports