Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has told ITV News the fall in inflation is a "welcome relief" for families who have been under financial pressures in recent years.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.