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The UK economy grew 2.3% in April, its fastest monthly growth since July last year.
Shoppers spent more on the High Street as non-essential shops reopened, and people bought more cars and caravans.
There was also more spending in pubs, cafes and restaurants as restrictions eased the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
Despite the surge in activity, the UK economy is still 3.7% below its pre-pandemic peak.
Construction fell in April, compared to strong growth the previous month, but the sector remains above its pre-pandemic peak.
But Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that the figures