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George Osborne: UK recession 'disappointing'

25 April 2012 Last updated at 11:20 BST

The UK has fallen back into recession as the economy shrank by 0.2% between January and March.

A sharp fall in construction output was behind the surprise contraction, the Office for National Statistics said.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, said the figures were "disappointing" and blamed both the European crisis and Britain's spending in the "good years".