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Chancellor says recession 'worse than thought'

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Chancellor Alistair Darling has said the UK recession was worse than he predicted but will start to grow again at the start of 2010.

Setting out his pre-Budget report, he told MPs the economy would shrink by 4.75% in 2009 compared with his Budget estimate in April of 3.5%.

Ben Wright reports.

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