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A lawyer representing the young person at the centre of the BBC presenter scandal has insisted “nothing inappropriate” happened and dismissed the story as “rubbish”. Director General Tim Davie will face questions over his organisation’s handling of the debacle during the corporation’s annual review later today. Mortgage rates have surpassed the level they reached during last year’s mini-Budget chaos to hit a 15-year high. The average two-year fixed-rate deal has risen to 6.66% and is predicted to top 7% by early next year. An eclectic collection of Charlie Watts’s literary loot is being auctioned off following his death two years ago. Items up for grabs include the Rolling Stones drummer’s first editions of The Great Gatsby and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and a life-sized replica of the Bayeux Tapestry.