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Private housing recovery hopes suffered two further blows this week when new figures showed continued falls in housing starts and prices.Government figures show that 14,400 new homes were started in July, compared with 16,000 last year. During May to July private sector starts fell from 38,300 to 34,900 compares with last year.Housing association starts, representing nearly one-quarter of the market, rose in the same period from 5,800 to 8,000 while other public sector starts fell from ...

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