If the GDP figures are poor tomorrow morning, Nick Clegg's admission could be deeply unhelpful for ministers trying to defend the Government's record.
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Two suicide bombs in a crowded market place in the north-western city of Parachinar have left 40 people dead and a further 12 injured.
Expect cloudy conditions with some light rain on Saturday morning before brighter spells develop later in the southeast.
More than 140 people are missing and feared to have been buried under debris following a landslide in China.