At the same time, strong retail sales helped lift the pound, which also moved up against the euro by aroud 0.6 per cent to 1.69.
It said: " Anecdotal evidence from retailers suggests that good weather contributed to growth".
The pound jumped above $1.30 against the United States dollar for the first time since September as British retail sales rebounded during a sunny April.
"Today's figures do at least support our view that with credit conditions remaining supportive, employment growth still strong and consumers' confidence robust, household spending growth is likely to slow only gradually this year rather than collapse completely", said Ruth Gregory at Capital Economics.
Spurred by the pound's steep depreciation in the wake of the Brexit vote past year, accelerating inflation means that Britons are now facing a living standards squeeze.
The pound's slump since the Brexit vote has ratcheted up everyday prices as manufacturers pass down soaring costs to consumers and imported goods become more expensive. The annual rate of growth doubled to 4% from 2% in March.
Rising inflation is expected to take its toll on consumer spending this year - knocking the main engine behind United Kingdom economic growth since the end of the financial crisis.
"This coincides with monthly falls in average store prices across all retailers except food stores and textile, clothing and footwear stores", the ONS said.
Fractious House panel at centre of latest Trump probes
Stocks held heavy losses on Wednesday as another Donald Trump scandal put his agenda in jeopardy for the second time this week. On Tuesday, Chaffetz said he had his "subpoena pen ready" if legal action is necessary to force the release of Comey's memos.
Trump left the White House Wednesday morning to head to CT where he was scheduled to give the commencement address at the U.S. He was asked by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2011 to stay on for two more years and was replaced by Comey in 2013.
Vesey pulled the Rangers in front 4-3 with his first career playoff goal when he pounced on a rebound of Brady Skjei's shot. Nick Holden's second tally in consecutive contests made the score 2-0 and quieted the erstwhile enthused Senators fans.
They are fighting, especially in spring and summer, motivated teams- those who want to get into European Cups or avoid relegation. For an expert, it is a reason to ensure a stable income with the competent rates combined with rational management of the bank.
He won the league three seasons in a row during his time with Juventus and was eventually offered the Italian National Team job. It will be a thrilling game, we'll need the right game to take the first trophy of the season home.
President Abbas and I concluded useful and detailed discussion that will add further strength in partnership", he said . This is the Palestine President's fifth visit to India and the third state visit after 2008 and 2012.
"Our goal is to balance the market and to remove the surplus (from stocks)", Novak told reporters in St Petersburg. Ministers from Opec and non-Opec countries meet to decide policy on May 25 in Vienna.
The government and the opposition have blamed each other of sending armed groups to sow violence in the protests . Maduro blames the opposition for the violence, claiming its leaders are fomenting unrest to remove him from power.
He said every single trailer here is damaged to some degree, and as of Tuesday night, no one is being allowed back in to area. The National Weather Service says the storm started Tuesday night in the panhandle of Oklahoma and tracked into Kansas.
En la próxima y última fecha, el Merengue visitará al Málaga , en tanto que Barcelona jugará ante Eíbar de local. Más tarde llegaría Cristiano Ronaldo para ampliar la ventaja del equipo madridista y poner el partido 2-0.
Fonterra announces milk price up to $5.70
Whole milk powder prices were up 1.3pc, with an average price US$3,312/MT, having been on a downward spiral since December 2016. Rabobank analysts still expect milk pay-outs to be near or just above $6.00/Kg for the 2017/18 season from $6.00/kg this year.
Real Madrid derrotó al Celta y quedó a un punto del título
En los 20 minutos finales del primer tiempo, empezó a aparecer Iago Aspas, siendo los mejores minutos del partido del Celta . De esta manera el equipo merengue le sacaría tres puntos de ventaja al Barcelona faltando tan sólo una fecha.
Evo Morales condena asesinato del periodista Javier Valdez
El Ministro dijo que se reunirá con los gobernadores del país para evaluar acciones conjuntas contra las agresiones a periodistas. Funcionarios como el ministro del Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, también repudiaron los hechos.
Cristiano Ronaldo deja la Liga en bandeja al Real Madrid
El estelar delantero no había jugado en un partido de visitante del Madrid desde marzo, contra el Athletic de Bilbao. Tras el descanso, llegó pronto el segundo gol de Cristiano , desarbolando a un Celta que empezó a desquiciarse.
DHS chief jokes to Trump
The graduating class had presented their Commander-in-Chief with the saber as a "token of our appreciation", CNN reported . Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr.