Any fall must be welcome but progress is still painfully slow for the 2.49 million people still desperately looking for a job.
The number of high street names going into liquidation shows there is no room for complacency. And only yesterday the Government announced more than 5,000 cuts to Army personnel.
We know that many thousands of public sector workers' jobs are under threat as council budget cuts mean that elderly care centres, nurseries, swimming pools and other valued services face the axe.
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Buried here are the men of the 10th West Yorks, the unit that suffered the heaviest losses on the first day of the Somme.
A man has revealed how his grandfather escaped death during the Battle of the Somme when a bullet was deflected by a spoon and a Bible.
Marcus Willis, a current club coach ranked 772 in the world, came through six qualification matches to reach this year's tournament.