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How's the recession affecting you?

Louisa Compton | 11:49 UK time, Friday, 23 October 2009

So, Britain is STILL in recession. Official figures released this morning show the economy shrank for the sixth quarter in a row -- that's the longest downturn since records began in the fifties.

The 0.4 percent slump came as a surprise to experts who'd predicted the economy would grow between July and September.

Shelagh Fogarty's standing in for Victoria today and she's been presenting the programme from St Stephen's shopping centre in Hull as part of 5 Live's Octoberfest.

Shelagh Fogarty in St Stephen's shopping centre in Hull


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