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UK economy back at pre-crisis level
The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the economy is now 0.2% ahead of its pre-crisis peak, which was reached in the first quarter of 2008.
'Big day for Britain' as economy bounces back to pre-recession levels  
UK Economy Emerges From Six-Year Downturn  
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Top stories

LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders who focus on the domestic market outpaced a flat FTSE 100 index on Friday after strong results from Royal Bank of Scotland and solid economic output data.
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay $9 billion (5.3 billion pound) to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers.
London's Tube network will accept contactless payment cards from 16 September, Transport for London has announced. The cards, which are already issued as standard by all banks, will work for pay-as-you-go fares and eliminate the need for users to top up ...
Royal Mail has hinted at legal action unless regulator Ofcom stops rival TNT Post UK "cherry-picking" its most lucrative mail delivery services.
Vodafone suffered in all its major European markets as new EU rules and tough competition took their toll at the world's second-largest mobile phones company.

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