FTSE 100 charges back towards five-year peak

The UK's blue chip index is trading back near a five-year high this morning after a near 1% gain, as a bumper set of results lift shares.

The FTSE 100 touched 6,407 points in early trading - higher than last month's peak closing level and just off the 6,412 intraday mark reached on 20 February - and was up 0.8% at 6,396 shortly after 11am....

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