A rise in consumer-focused shares helped push the UK's benchmark share index ahead despite profit-taking in miners and banks.
The FTSE 100, which closed at the highest level in a week yesterday, added 10.8 points to 5,165.42, in the first hour of trading. Pub and hotel group Whitbread dominated the gainers, up 3.8% to £12.96,...
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