First-time buyers can get on the property ladder with just a 5% deposit under a new scheme

95% mortgage deals backed by the state: First-time buyers can get on the property ladder with just a 5% deposit under a new scheme launching today High street banks including Lloyds, Santander and Barclays will start offering state-backed mortgages under a government scheme launching today Both first-time buyers and current homeowners will be able to … Read more

Pictured: The amazing new ‘sky ladder’ that hangs 400ft above the rugged landscape of Utah

Pictured: The thrilling new ‘sky ladder’ that hangs 400ft above the rugged landscape of Utah (would YOU have the courage to climb it?) Called the Cave Peak Stairway, it has been installed by Amangiri resort and measures 200ft (61m) in length  Amangiri said in a statement: ‘Guests will be rewarded with an incredible panorama from … Read more

Drama teacher, 34, is suing all-girls schools for £50k after he broke his neck falling off ladder

Drama teacher, 34, is suing one of UK’s best performing all-girls schools for £50k after he broke his neck falling off ladder while adjusting theatre lights Drama teacher Harry Wilkinson, 34, is suing Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School He broke his neck by falling 12ft off a ladder while adjusting theatre lights Mr Wilkinson blames school for … Read more

Drama teacher, 34, is suing all-girls schools for £50k after he broke his neck falling off ladder

Drama teacher, 34, is suing one of UK’s best performing all-girls schools for £50k after he broke his neck falling off ladder while adjusting theatre lights Drama teacher Harry Wilkinson, 34, is suing Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School He broke his neck by falling 12ft off a ladder while adjusting theatre lights Mr Wilkinson blames school for … Read more

Detached home prices grow three times faster than flats as Covid makes housing ladder hard to climb

The price of a detached house shot up three times faster than that of a flat in 2020, as lockdown drove buyers to seek out bigger homes with gardens. Detached homes saw their value increase by 10 per cent or £43,364 last year, with the average cost reaching £486,595 by December. This was according to … Read more

Climbing the off-grid property ladder with Brooke and Dave Whipple

The idea of living off grid has huge appeal amid the pandemic, not least due to its association with more space, the lower cost of living, and living more sustainably. But while many of us may have only just acknowledged its appeal during this past year, one couple has been investing in living off grid … Read more

Dog owner is stunned to find his beloved pet on the ROOF after pooch climbed step ladder

Is this your idea of walkies? Dog owner is stunned to find his beloved pet on the ROOF after pooch climbed step ladder Vince Matteson, from Portland, Oregon, had been taking down Christmas lights  His two-year-old golden retriever Ace followed him onto the roof of the house Footage shows the canine scale up the ladder … Read more

Moment bungling burglar knocks over ladder and gets trapped in garden with shovel-wielding homeowner

Moment bungling burglar knocks over ladder and gets trapped in garden with shovel-wielding homeowner Thieves targeted house in the Rafael Castillo suburb in Buenos Aires, Argentina CCTV footage showed thief kicking over ladder as he tried to climb back out The sleeping homeowner then appeared with a shovel and beat the thief up By Amelia … Read more

Councils urged to grant permission for build-your-own home to give more a foot on the housing ladder

Get planning on your DIY home! Councils are urged to grant permission for build-your-own property to give more people a foot on the housing ladder A review to be announced on Friday will check if current measures meet demand Currently around 15,000 families design or build their own home each year  Ministers believe there is … Read more