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Osborne hails 'milestone' as GDP hits pre-2008 levels

The UK economy grew by 0.8% during the second quarter of 2014, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.

The figures put the economy 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak in early 2008, the ONS said.

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Nick Clegg: Growth figures show 'rescue has worked'

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg hailed the GDP growth figures as proof the "rescue" has worked.

The Chancellor George Osborne said the figures were a "major milestone".

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