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Stamps mark seaside architecture

The new set of stamps of UK piers (Royal Mail/PA)

Ten new stamps celebrating the variety and originality of the UK's seaside architecture are being launched by the Royal Mail today.

More cheer for Government on jobs

The jobless total was down by 146,000

The UK's improving jobs market delivered more cheer for the Government today after the largest annual fall in unemployment since 1988 .

Fears for 'clipped wing generation'

Rising house prices are making it difficult for people to get on the property ladder

Fresh concerns have been raised for the "clipped wing generation" of young people aspiring to get on the property ladder, as official figures show the typical starter home is 13.5% more expensive than it was a year ago.

New record high for property prices

Property values in London are rising faster than the rest of the country

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 across the UK as the average property value in London has topped half a million pounds for the first time, an official report shows.

Passport delays compensation urged

MPs said passport applicants who were forced to pay extra for a fast-track service in the face of severe delays should be compensated

Passport applicants who were forced to pay extra for a fast-track service in the face of severe delays should be compensated, an influential group of MPs has said.

Young adults admit to money regrets

Nearly three-quarters of twentysomethings said that they had made a financial decision early on in their adult life which they now regret

Nearly three-quarters of young adults aged in their 20s admit to making money mistakes in their first few years of financial independence, according to research for a Government-backed body.

Price wars keep inflation low

An ongoing supermarket price war is expected to help keep inflation figures low

Inflation slowed to 1.5% last month as consumers benefited from lower petrol prices and the ongoing supermarket price war.

Yes vote house prices fall tipped

The impact of a vote for independence could see the average property sell for 31,000 pounds less than current prices, a property website has claimed

A Yes vote could see a sharp fall in the average house price in Scotland in the short-term, property pricing website Zoopla has suggested.

Strong housing market due in autumn

Asking prices jumped by 0.9% month-on-month in September to reach an average of £264,875, figures show

The housing market has picked up earlier than usual after the summer break in signs that strong activity is set to return this autumn, a property website has reported.

Call to restrict payday loan ads

Youngsters find payday loan firms' adverts to be fun, tempting or exciting, a survey found

Almost three quarters (74%) of parents want payday loan companies to be banned from broadcasting television and radio adverts before the 9pm watershed, according to a new study.

37% 'feel worse off post-recession'

Some 37% said utility bills, food and transport costs were among common financial worries, a poll shows

More than one-third of people feel that their finances have worsened over the last year despite signs of wider economic improvement, a survey has found.

54% 'fear debts will worsen'

Research found 54 per cent of people questioned fear their existing debt problems will escalate if Scotland votes to break away from the UK

More than half of Scots who are dealing with debt fear they will be worse off if their country votes in favour of independence, a survey suggests.

Card fraud hits record £174.5m

The growing trend of online shopping has helped to push up the amount lost on cards due to fraudulent internet, telephone or mail order purchases

A record £174.5 million was lost on cards due to fraudulent internet, telephone or mail order purchases in the first half of this year, new figures show.

£1 coin design competition launched

Artists are being sought for a competition to design the 'tails' side of the new one pound coin (HM Treasury/PA)

A nationwide art competition which will see someone win the opportunity to have their design featured on the "tails" side of the new one pound coin has been launched.

Support for fuel duty pothole plan

The Government is being urged to inject a further £1 billion a year into roads maintenance

More than four in five people would support a plan in which money raised from fuel duty was used to repair potholed roads, research has found.