HOUSE prices have risen more in Barnsley than anywhere else in Yorkshire and the Humber over the last year, new figures have revealed.

The prices increased by 2.3 per cent in November, contributing to the longer-term trend which seen property prices grow by 5.4 per cent over the last 12 months – the highest across the country.

The average Barnsley house price in November was £175,206, Land Registry figures show – a 2.3 per cent increase on October.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across Yorkshire and the Humber, where prices remained static, and Barnsley was above the 0.8 per cent drop for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Barnsley rose by £9,000.

At the other end of the scale, properties in north-east Lincolnshire lost 4.7 per cent of their value, giving an average price of £149,000.