Should I use the help-to-buy scheme for a new-build home?

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/01743721071c9b5bffacbfb11abe72912ae6168a/0_72_3367_2020/master/3367.jpg?w=140&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=5dd573b34b0adfd7bf8eb8d0102508fd I’ll need to repay 12.5% of the value when I pay the loan off – I might lose out if it’s worth more Q My wife and I have reserved a new-build property in…

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Halep beats pain, Osaka to reach quarter-finals

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep shook off a sleepless night racked with ankle pain to sweep past rising Japanese star Naomi Osaka and into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2…


United Airlines has a weird new trick to save money

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/istock-497582463.jpg?quality=90&strip=allUnited Airlines has lightened the load on its flights – and wallets – by using lighter paper to produce its inflight magazine. The carrier said it has started printing the magazine, Hemisphere, on light paper,…



Andy Carroll could face three months out with foot injury

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/01/22/09/48481B3D00000578-0-image-m-14_1516614482420.jpgWest Ham striker Andy Carroll will see another specialist on Monday amid concerns he is out for three months with a hairline fracture of his foot.



NHS 111 calls could be answered by ROBOTS within two years

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/01/22/09/48718E9900000578-0-image-m-14_1516613979597.jpgNHS England says it is likely smartphones will become ‘the primary method of accessing health services’. By 2020, nearly 16 million queries may be processed by algorithms.



US shutdown: White House phone message blames Democrats

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/eb8dd2877917ad82e4550d25fc48deab9307b4f9/0_0_4667_2801/master/4667.jpg?w=140&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=2927745e1b210936a6b4b1d05765103eRecording says Democrats are prioritising immigration over ‘funding for our troops’ Members of the public phoning the White House during the US government shutdown are being played a recorded message blaming congressional Democrats for the…


Carles Puigdemont: new bid to arrest Catalan ex-president

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cd242953ad08d1613710cda6673c1431dbae6151/0_75_5568_3341/master/5568.jpg?w=140&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=038f1fb2edfff6724b7b40c99df27b4cSpanish prosecutors ask court to reactivate international warrant as he flies to Denmark Spanish prosecutors have asked the country’s supreme court to reactivate the international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont after the deposed Catalan president…