Consumer news with Winifred Robinson
A scheme launched earlier in the year to help first time buyers has successfully produced the first new home owners. Councils guarantee the bulk of their deposits, the buyers have to find just five per cent of the mortgage. The councils involved say there are no strings attached and it is helping to stimulate the local economy.
It is three years since Todmorden, on the border of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, announced its aim to become the first town in the country to be self sufficient in food. We examine what they have achieved so far.
And the vintage mobile phones which are selling for around a thousand pounds- why are they proving so popular?