Jayalal Madde with the mayor of Liverpool
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Liverpool family buys house for £1

House prices are on the rise again, but today a cabbie from Liverpool bought his new home for £1.

The keys to the first £1 home sold in Liverpool have been handed over to its new owners.

Jayalal Madde applied for the council's "house for a pound" scheme, designed to regenerate areas with lots of derelict properties.

Andy Gill reports.

  • 09 Oct
  • From the section UK