House prices 'have hit new high'

Wharfedale Observer: House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August, Nationwide says

7:43am Friday 29th August 2014

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of £189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported.

Water bills to be 5% lower - Ofwat

Wharfedale Observer: Most water companies put forward lower bills in business plans submitted to Ofwat in June

8:51am Friday 29th August 2014

Household water and sewerage bills are set to be about 5% lower on average in real terms over the next five years, the industry's regulator said today.

Boy with tumour 'taken' by parents

Wharfedale Observer: Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors.

7:35am Friday 29th August 2014

A "major investigation" is under way to find a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour after he was taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors.

Crisis-hit Tesco cuts dividend 75%

Wharfedale Observer: Tesco said its new chief executive Dave Lewis will now start work a month earlier than planned

7:35am Friday 29th August 2014

The trading crisis at Tesco deepened today as it revealed another profits warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75%.

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

Wharfedale Observer: Flowers outside the Dutch Embassy in London to remember the passengers who were killed on Malaysian Flight MH17

8:52am Friday 29th August 2014

Malaysia Airlines is to axe 6,000 jobs - around a third of the workforce - as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that have hit it this year.

Bake Off's Iain: I'm a rising star

Wharfedale Observer: Iain Watters became the fourth baker to leave The Great British Bake Off after throwing his Baked Alaska in the bin during the contest (BBC/PA)

7:12am Friday 29th August 2014

The baker at the centre of The Great British Bake Off's 'bin-cident' row has admitted he allowed his frustration to boil over, but says since then, public support has been "crazy".

New-look railway seen from the air

Wharfedale Observer: A view of Brighton Station in East Sussex which will form part of the Thameslink rail project

7:12am Friday 29th August 2014

These aerial pictures show the changing shape of the railway in the heart of London.

Ruling due on badger cull challenge

Wharfedale Observer: The Badger Trust is seeking a court ruling to block a new cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset without an independent expert panel

2:54am Friday 29th August 2014

The High Court will rule today on an 11th-hour challenge to a government decision to let the latest badger cull go ahead without monitoring by a panel of independent experts.

Stars rally round comedy queen Joan

Wharfedale Observer: Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital

5:43am Friday 29th August 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in hospital after a health scare, her daughter has said.

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