UK industry returns to recession


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UK industry went back into recession as it shrank for the second quarter in a row, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Although industrial production rose by 0.3% between February and March, it fell 0.4% over the first three months of 2016 and the last three of 2015.

Compared with a year ago, manufacturing production fell 1.9%, the biggest fall since 2013, worse than most forecasts.

It is the third time UK industry has been in recession in eight years.

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