The ONS' chief economist, Joe Grice
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UK economy grows by 0.5% in first quarter

The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first three months of the year, alleviating fears of a double-dip recession.

The Office for National Statistics's (ONS) first estimate of economic activity shows a recovery from the 0.5% contraction recorded for the last three months of 2010.

The ONS' chief economist, Joe Grice, made the announcement.

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