The influential Purchasing Managers' Indices - monthly surveys of company executives - have also suggested that GDP for the second quarter of the year grew at twice the rate of the first three months.
The UK economy has started warming up after a winter freeze as activity in the services sector ticked up, compensating for a weaker performance in manufacturing.
However, the new monthly GDP estimate - which the government's statisticians caution is a more volatile measure - showed growth of 0.3 per cent during the month, up from 0.2 per cent in April, with the ONS crediting the royal wedding and warmer weather for a boost to retailers in particular.
The figures will give the Bank of England enough cover to raise rates, barring a continuation of the Conservative party's implosion, according to Jeremy Thomson-Cook, chief economist at Worldfirst. "We have seen a bounceback from the first quarter", he said.
Governor Mark Carney and other BoE officials opted not to raise rates in May because of the winter slowdown and made a decision to wait to be sure cold weather was to blame, not broader problems ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union next year.
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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Judge Thomas Hardiman smiles during a meeting with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Supreme Court shows that we also can no longer count on our highest court to uphold these protections".
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In annual terms, the economy was 1.5% bigger than in May a year ago, the ONS said.
The BoE is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points to 0.75 percent on August 2, according to a Reuters poll of economists.
Over the three months to May, growth in the services sector - which makes up 80% of the economic output - picked up speed to 0.4% from 0.2%.
Services contributed 0.34 percentage points of growth, while manufacturing and construction fell back by 0.08 and 0.1 percentage points respectively.
There was better news from the construction industry, which had struggled in the bad weather of early 2018.
Separate data showed Britain's deficit in goods trade during May was broadly unchanged from April at 12.362 billion pounds ($16.37 billion).
The victor will face either Croatia or England , who play Thursday (2am Malaysia time ), in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. Hazard moved to Lille when he was 14 and he and his brothers used to admire the French 1998 World Cup winning side.
The Duchess of Cambridge paused her maternity leave on Tuesday for a special occasion, close to her heart - literally. The service will be followed by a fly-by at Buckingham Palace and another balcony appearance from the royal family.
There is then the midfield contest between Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne , who plays for United's city rivals Manchester City. So all of the above applies for fans hoping to watch England and Croatia play for a spot in the World Cup 2018 finals.
"I have joined Paris with a child's enthusiasm", Buffon said during the press conference , as quoted on PSG's official website . Buffon posed for photos alongside Al-Khelaifi and with the PSG goalkeepers jersey and club scarf.
The couple got engaged at a resort in the Bahamas on July 7, a date that holds religious significance to Bieber. Stephen Baldwin also is a minister in NY who appreciates Bieber's devotion to Christian values.
Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC , U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC. Winds are still at 70 miles per hour , making it a strong tropical storm approaching hurricane strength.
At the same time , he declared that "Putin is fine" and that he had been preparing for their summit "all my life". Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison assured the overall theme of the summit is "NATO's strength and unity".
15-foot croc captured in Australia
After nearly a decade on the loose, authorities have finally captured a "monster" Northern Territory crocodile. It was snared in a trap moored in the spawling Katherine River system, about 250 miles south of Darwin.
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Assuming 120 percent of the rookie scale, he'd be on track for a two-year deal worth $5,386,800 ($2,481,000 being the cap hit). According to the NBA Rookie Scale, the first-year salary of a 17th pick should be around $2,067,500.
Fireball seen across Midwest skies Sunday evening
More than 200 reports about a fireball visible across the central United States were submitted to the American Meteor Society. One woman who filed a report with the AMS said she heard a loud boom after the fireball passed.
Boys Have Been Rescued From Thailand Cave
It had been feared that sustained heavy rain could raise water levels inside the cave, greatly hindering the rescue operation . Musk posted videos on Twitter of the aluminum sub being tested at a swimming pool Sunday midafternoon California time.
Hazard to go up against adopted France of his hero Zidane
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Widely taken blood pressure drug valsartan recalled
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Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China
Her friends say her inability to leave her home has taken a toll on her mental health, especially following her husband's death. The first, Carl von Ossietzky, died of tuberculosis in Germany in 1938 while jailed for opposing Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.