House prices up 9.9% in 12 months

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%House prices have leapt by 9.9% over the last year to reach a new high of £260,000 typically in April, official figures show.

The annual increase marks the strongest uplift seen in nearly four years and prices are "increasing strongly across most parts of the UK", an Office for National Statistics (ONS) report said.