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Plans to make new homes freehold unveiled

The vast majority of newly built houses are to be sold as freehold in a bid to stop families being forced to pay exorbitant ground rents and fees on leasehold properties. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire will tomorrow launch a consultation on plans to improve the leaseholder sector for home owners. …

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Courthouse scuffle as defendant lunges for gun

A courtroom in Lincoln County, Oregon was witness to a dramatic scuffle when a defendant on trial lunged for a police officer’s gun. CCTV footage shows the moment 27-year-old Scott Lemmon tried to grab a police officer’s gun and make a break for freedom. A judge had denied a request …

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Jared Kushner ‘paid no income tax for years’

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, likely paid little or no federal income taxes between 2009 and 2016, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing confidential financial documents. The documents were created with Mr Kushner’s cooperation as part of a review of his …

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