P110 ORACLE 110 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:10   LABOUR PLEA FOR  MORTGAGE PAYMENT HELP Building societies and banks have been urged by Labour to soften the impact of further rises in the mortgage interest rate. Opposition treasury spokesman Gordon Brown and shadow housing minister Clive Soley said first time buyers especially were facing huge problems. They now want building societies and banks to consider extending repayment periods, fixed interest rate mortgages and special help for first-time buyers. Action was also needed to help home owners falling into arrears and at risk of their properties being repossessed. News headlines 101 Sport 130 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide