Unemployment figures are about the same as August, but show the biggest drop since 2001 - double the fall of last month, as the figure reaches 2.51m
There is little change in part time work, and a small fall in the self employed.
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It's another mild day in the north and west, but cold in the south and central England.
The singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the British rock'n'roll band died on Christmas Eve aged 68.
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