Dog gives dementia couple life back

Delighted Debbie and Ste Hodge are finally quids in after buying a house for a pound and turning it into a £120,000 asset.

They put “blood, sweat and tears” into the two-bed dump, bought under a council regeneration scheme.

Debbie and Ste were shaken when they first stepped through the door – armed with a £60,000 schedule of works from Liverpool City Council to bring it up to scratch.

The 19th century terraced house had been hit by fire and had crumbling walls, broken bricks and burnt joists.

But the couple worked 24-7, did most of the renovations themselves and in 12 months transformed it into a cosy home for just £30,000.

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