UK economy grows by 0.5% in first quarter of 2011

The UK has avoided slipping back into recession - just - with growth of 0.5% in the first three months of 2011 according to official figures.

The chancellor said the figures were "good news" after a harsh early winter caused a contraction at the end of 2010, but Labour says it is the sign of a "flat-lining" economy.

Stephanie Flanders reports.

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