Britain moves out of recession
Britain's double-dip recession has ended after the economy grew 1 per cent between the second and third quarters, much more robustly than economists had expected.
The strong rise in gross domestic product will come as a relief to the coalition government, whose austerity programme has come in for fierce criticism as the economy has faltered. Sterling rose 0.5 per cent after the data were released.
David Cameron, the prime minister, who would have seen the figures 24 hours earlier, appeared to hint that GDP figures would be good...