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UK economy falls back into recession

25 April 2012 Last updated at 14:41 BST

The UK economy has fallen back into recession after shrinking by 0.2% at the start of this year.

The latest figures showed the economy shrunk by 0.2 per cent in the last three months and sparked a furious row in the Commons.

The Labour leader Ed Miliband said this new period of recession was "made in Downing Street".

David Cameron acknowledged the figures were disappointing but said the government would stick to its plans to reduce the deficit.

Hugh Pym reports.