News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mel Hunter will take on readers’ consumer issues, Amanda Cable will give you the best advice for buying your dream home, Maddy Tooke rounds up the best coupons to save you money and Judge Rinder will tackle your legal woes. FORGET summer being the season of home DIY jobs. Research for AA Financial Services reveals the busiest time of the year for sprucing up our homes is in the run-up to Christmas. In 2018, Brits splurged £29.6billion on end-of-year home improvements, with the most popular jobs including new bathrooms and kitchens and updated paint schemes. This neat two-bed semi in Middlesbrough needs a complete interior overhaul but you can snap it up for just £59,950 at onthemarket.com/details/7532186. Roomfinder site idealflatmate.co.uk has launched a new app using dating-style algorithms to match potential roommates based on a number of personality traits, giving them an overall compatibility score. Dubbed “Tinder for flatmates” there are already 300,000 UK users with 10,000 listings added each month. The site’s co-founder Rob Imonikhe said: “We unders...