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UK economy has grown by 0.5%

The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The growth in the July-to-September period compared with a 0.1% expansion in gross domestic product (GDP) in the previous quarter.

But analysts said growth in the second quarter of the year had been dampened by one-off factors.

As a result, the third-quarter figures should not be interpreted as a big economic rebound, they added.

Hugh Pym reports

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