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Alison Rose has resigned as chief executive of NatWest after admitting she leaked private information about Nigel Farage’s finances to the BBC. The former Ukip leader – who says his account was closed by Coutts private bank, a subsidiary of NatWest, because of his political views – called for the whole board to step down. There are now an average of 20 requests to view every property available for rent in Britain, according to Rightmove. That’s around three times as many as in 2019, largely thanks to rising mortgage rates making home ownership less affordable and pushing some landlords to sell up. The remains of a miniature lap dog have been found at what was once the villa of a wealthy Roman family near Oxford. Historians say this proves that, just like us, our ancient ancestors kept petite pups as pets.