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Wales leads property price rises

The 10 counties with the biggest house price gains over the past 12 months are all outside southern England, according to Halifax&#39s regional index. Four are in Wales &#45 Gwynedd, Dyfed, West and Mid-Glamorgan &#45 while two &#45 Dumfries & Galloway and the Highlands &#45 are in Scotland. Three are in the North &#45 County Durham, Cumbria and Cleveland &#45 with North Humberside and the Humber making up the remainder. All saw house prices rise by at least 30 per cent.

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