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PEOPLE from the North East move house an average of five times in their lifetime, according to a new survey.

The study, released today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), also revealed that the region’s movers pay an average of £88 each time to get rid of unwanted household possessions.

The top items people wanted to dispose of were beds, settees and wardrobes.

Goods can be collected by the BHF for free. Call 0844 412 5000 for details.