The UK economy grew by 0.5% during the final quarter of 2014, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.
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Despite admitting that his requests to extend the party leaders have now been met the Prime Minister still refused to confirm he will definitely be taking part on them.
David Cameron was asked by ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener if he would now take part in the the televised debates, he said:
We're making good progress. I was told that it was appalling and outrageous that I'd suggested you couldn't have one minor party without having the other minor party and i'm delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again.
They've actually come up with rather more minor parties than I had in mind, but I'm sure they've thought it all through and they know what they're doing.
I want to take part and I said they need to do the minor party thing and they've certainly done that.
Two Ukip members have been cleared over any involvement in an alleged electoral fraud relating to council elections in Norfolk.
The men had been standing trial alongside Matthew Smith, the Norfolk County Council member for Gorleston St Andrews who had been selected to stand for parliament in the key target seat of Great Yarmouth at the next general election.
Fellow Ukip members Michael Monk and Daniel Thistlethwaite had both denied one charge of making a false statement in nomination papers. The charges relate to county council elections in the Yarmouth area in May 2013, when Smith stood for election and acted as Ukip's electoral agent.
Prime Minister David Cameron has described the moment he received the hoax call on his Blackberry while taking a walk with his family.
Mr Cameron said the man apologised for waking him up which he said he thought was strange as it was 11am.
He said he ended the call after he asked who it was and the caller told him it was a hoax call.
"No harm was done, no national security was breached", Mr Cameron added.
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It is understood the mobile number given out to the hoax caller for GCHQ director Robert Hannigan was for an unclassified phone rather than one of the secure lines used for sensitive communications.
Security procedures at Downing Street and GCHQ are being reviewed after two hoax calls were made to the Prime Minister and GCHQ today.
A government spokeswoman said a notice had also "gone out to all departments to be on the alert for such calls".
In the first instance, a call was made to GCHQ which resulted in the disclosure of a mobile phone number for the director.
The mobile number provided is never used for calls involving classified information. In the second instance, a hoax caller claiming to be the GCHQ director was connected to the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister ended the call when it became clear it was a hoax. In neither instance was sensitive information disclosed.
Both GCHQ and Number 10 take security seriously and both are currently reviewing procedures following these hoax calls to ensure that the Government learns any lessons from this incident.