The recession has partly been brought on by a 3% fall in the construction sector, which has fallen further from -0.2% in the last quarter of 2011.
More top news
Dry and chilly overnight. Warmer in any sunny spells Sunday
Predominantly dry over the coming few days with variable cloud & some sunshine. Cool start but daytime temperatures should recover a little
War veterans taking part in the walk of Britain got a singing send-off from school pupils in Northumberland.