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Buying and renting: Your biggest financial decision – in 10 charts

Buying and renting: Your biggest financial decision – in 10 charts

Business
Buying a home is the most significant financial decision in most people's lives. For tenants, paying the rent is the biggest monthly outgoing.So it is little wonder that house prices are an obsession for some, and a source of frustration for others.The financial crisis had huge implications for those wanting to buy or sell property.Here is the story of what has happened to the UK housing market in the past 10 years. 1. House prices are rising... or are they?The price of the average UK home has risen in the past 10 years, as you would expect. Prices of goods and services in general, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation, have increased faster.So, in real terms, the average UK house price has fallen compared with a decade ago.2. Price rises or falls depend on where yo...
Listen: ‘It was an astonishing decision’ – Former Northern Ireland star slams Romanian referee for penalty call

Listen: ‘It was an astonishing decision’ – Former Northern Ireland star slams Romanian referee for penalty call

Sports
Former Norther Ireland star David Healy has slammed Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan for his ‘astonishing’ penalty decision which leave the nation’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.Northern Ireland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in the first-leg of their play-off at Windor Park on Thursday night, with Ricardo Rodriguez’s controversial penalty putting the Swiss in the driving seat of their tie.MATCH REPORT: Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balanceThe AC Milan star slotted in from the spot after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled inside the area, although replays showed the ball hitting his shoulder, and from point-blank range.It was a harsh decision and one of many questionable calls from the ref, having earlier waved pl
'Scandalous' decision annoys Wenger, Deeney responds with scathing Arsenal assessment

'Scandalous' decision annoys Wenger, Deeney responds with scathing Arsenal assessment

Sports
Arsene Wenger bemoaned a "scandalous decision" to award Watford a penalty as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose 2-1 in injury time at Vicarage Road.The Gunners led through Per Mertesacker's header but the Hornets equalised when Troy Deeney converted from the spot after Hector Bellerin was adjudged to have fouled Richarlison.Substitute Deeney's strike with 19 minutes left set the scene for a stirring Watford finish, with Tom Cleverley converting in the closing seconds to send Watford fourth."I would say it was not a penalty," said Arsenal manager Wenger. "It came at a moment in the game where it was absolutely important for Watford. No penalty, no goal."Deeney gave a scathing assessment of Wenger's comments and the Gunners in general, telling BT Sport: "I've heard Wenger's already saying the...
Monarch airline awaits package holiday licence decision

Monarch airline awaits package holiday licence decision

Business
Monarch is in last-ditch talks with the aviation regulator about renewing its licence to sell package holidays.The travel company has until midnight to reach a deal for its Atol licence or ask for more time from the Civil Aviation Authority.The regulator extended Monarch's licence for 24 hours on Saturday because of uncertainty about the company's future.About 10,000 people on holidays sold by the airline are thought to be abroad.The CAA is understood to have contingency plans in place to bring those passengers home on other airlines if Monarch faces difficulties.If the regulator decides not to renew its package holiday licence, consumer confidence in Monarch's scheduled airline operations could also be undermined. Monarch's Atol licence extended for 24 hoursPackage holidays accounted for ...
Trump says he will make Fed chair decision in the next 2 to 3 weeks

Trump says he will make Fed chair decision in the next 2 to 3 weeks

Finance
An announcement on who will lead Federal Reserve in 2018 and beyond could come in the next few weeks, President Donald Trump said Friday.The announcement comes amid reports that the president has interviewed former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh and current Governor Jerome "Jay" Powell in recent days."We've had four meetings for Fed chairman, and I'll be making a decision over the next two or three weeks," Trump told reporters at an impromptu afternoon question-and-answer session.Current Chair Janet Yellen will see her term expire in February and has been circumspect about her future. She said last week that she has met with Trump only once since he has taken office and is committed to focusing on the job at hand and not her future.Trump was critical of Yellen during the 2016 presidential campai...