Given the challenging economic conditions at the end of last year, it's unsurprising that we're now seeing fewer people in work. What's encouraging, however, is that economic conditions seem to be improving and that full-time jobs are still being created. With these figures showing the highest number of vacancies since 2008, this reflects businesses' more positive view of the year ahead."
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Rain will turn heavy and persistent at times this afternoon.
Youth work charity Kids Company is to stop running services from Wednesday evening, it has been reported.
Lingering rain and showers this morning.