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Evening Standard apologises after premature Budget report

The editor of the London Evening Standard has apologised today and launched an investigation after details of the Budget were published on Twitter before the Chancellor's speech. Sarah Sands has said a staff member had been suspended.

The paper had been given a copy of the Budget but agreed not to publish it until the Chancellor had presented it in the House of Commons. However, a copy of the Standard's front page appeared online before George Osborne spoke.

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