Young Britons looking to get on to the property ladder are making big sacrifices to achieve their goals, research has shown. More than a third of people aged between 18 and 34 are cutting back in the hope of buying a property in the near future.
The mayor of London has pledged £1 billion to house the capital's growing population over a three-year period. In his latest draft housing strategy, Boris Johnson has revealed a target of building 42,000 new homes each year for the next decade, with the first phase to run from 2015 to 2018.
Londoners have experienced the biggest improvement in life expectancy since 2006, official figures have shown. The latest results from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have highlighted an improvement in life expectancy for both women and men in the capital.
Despite a reputation as one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, London isn't rated highly by young Brits in terms of quality of life. In fact, the British capital has just come 15th out of the top 20 UK cities for quality of life, with Cardiff taking the number one spot.