The UK economy has shown signs of improvement in 2012
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UK economy 'weak but showing signs of improvement'

The UK economy has shown a few signs of improvement in the first three months of this year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said.

The latest quarterly economic survey by the business lobby said that domestic orders and exports were all higher from the previous quarter.

The BCC had previously warned of "stagflation".

Chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym reports.