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Average asking prices in central London and the City tower 41.9% above pre-crisis peak levels
Asking prices 'up 42%' in London

House sellers' asking prices in London, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire and Surrey have made the strongest gains since the financial crisis struck, while those in County Durham, the Isle of Wight, West Yorkshire and Teesside have the furthest distance still to recover, according to a property website.

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New research has found that families are spending an average of £180 on back-to-school supplies for their kids. Does this tally with your experience?

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    15 %
    Yes, that sounds about right to me
    388 votes
    19 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    497 votes
    28 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    722 votes
    38 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
    965 votes

Total Responses: 2,572
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