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Knife crime hits all-time high in England and Wales

‘Children are not born with knives in their hands, knife crime is a symptom of a much bigger problem’

Sterling continues downward trend after disappointing UK retail sales

Statisticians blamed the Beast from the East for retail sales drop

Inflation falls in February as transport and food prices decline

Food and non-alcoholic beverage prices rose by 0.1 per cent between January and February having jumped by 0.8 per cent a year ago

UK inflation rate falls unexpectedly in June

The rate was down from 2.9 per cent in May, a nearly four-year high. City of London analysts had expected the rate to remain steady in the month

UK wage growth data disappoints again

Three month average real total pay fell by 0.7 per cent in May, the fastest decline since August 2014

UK productivity crawls back to 2007 peak

Output per hour worked is finally back up to level of the final quarter of 2007, when the UK was on the verge of a deep recession

Brexit has had no major impact on the economy, says ONS

Office of National Statistics' view contrasts starkly with Bank of England and the OECD, who have both slashed forecasts.