New figures have shown that the number of people in full-time work has hit an all time high, unemployment has fallen to the lowest level in 45 years - and wages have risen ahead of prices for the 20th consecutive month.
A cold but clear day. First stop, a brief by expanding marina company Dean & Reddyhoff on their plans for improving Weymouth's inner harbour. I have always said that this area in particular is begging for investment.
After Saturday's downpour, I think we were all hoping for a reprieve on Remembrance Sunday. Someone was listening, because that's what we got. A cold, but clear day, and one I enjoyed with residents from both Portland and Swanage.
A cold, clear day at last. Rain up north is causing chaos, but down here it's at last stopped. Chat with the team then out and about. A small river had overflowed in Wyke, so I stopped by and chatted to residents affected.
Back up to London for the last time before the general election (GE) to vote in the next Speaker. I went via Conservative Party HQs to grab a photo with the PM and then to the Commons. The voting for the next speaker began at 1430 with Ken Clark in the chair.
For the fourth time in nine years, I face another general election (GE). There's something invigorating about a GE; this is our democracy in action and, despite the timing, I am confident that most people understand why one has been called.
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