The United Kingdom may just be on its way out of recession as new figures show the economy picked up in January.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the economy grew by 0.2%, boosted by sales in shops and online and more construction activity.

The services sector comprising things like hairdressing and hospitality, was the biggest contributor to the monthly rise overall, helped along by a strong performance on the High Street and spending in supermarkets.

Some experts said it could suggest the economy may be turning a corner after dipping into recession at the end of last year.

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