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National Park's fears over Yorkshire Dales barn conversions

The powers that be in the National Park are worried that a Government idea to let people convert run-down barns into new homes could ruin the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Government says it wants more houses to help local people get on the property ladder, but will barn conversions simply become yet more second holiday homes for the wealthy?

Jon Hill reports.

House prices fall in North East

House prices fell in the North East during May, new figures reveal.

A study by Hometrack showed an overall rise across the country but showed the rise was driven by London, where demand for homes has risen.

The average price of a house in the region has fallen by 0.1%