Prices dropped

HOUSE prices on a development in a north Northumberland village have been dropped to help struggling buyers.

Annington Homes has adjusted the prices of its two-bedroom properties at the Park Road development in Longhoughton, starting at just under £85,000.

Regional sales manage Anita Brown said: “We understand how difficult it is in today’s economy for people in the county to make their next move, which is why we have adjusted our prices in a bid to help more local house hunters onto or up the housing ladder. With house prices in and around Alnwick now 10 times the average local wage, we hope that the new lower prices provide the opportunity for struggling locals to find the perfect sized home to suit their needs.”