Puppy love seals deal

Brotherly love counted for nothing compared to man's best friend when it came to Richard Lawson's house hunting.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 12:10 pm
Richard Lawson, Hugo and Alex Lawson.

For the Whitley Bay ice hockey player wasn’t convinced of the need to buy a Story Homes’ property when his brother Alex joined the business as a quantity surveyor.

But when he saw the developer’s Brierdene site in Backworth, he thought it was just the thing for his five-month-old cocker spaniel Hugo.

And thanks to the government’s Help to Buy scheme, he has reserved a four-bedroom house.

“It’s great for a dog owner,” said Richard.

The pair will move in in August.