Sir Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has warned in a speech tonight that "growth in quarter four will almost certainly turn out to have been considerably weaker than in quarter three" when figures are published on Friday.
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Protesters angry that far-right leader Marine Le Pen is advancing the French presidential runoff are scuffling with police in Paris.
Polling projections show the far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron leading in the first-round of the French election.
Winds veer northerly overnight and a band of patchy rain moves slowly southwards - wintry in places.