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4.58pm GMT

It was the 13th best day ever for the FTSE 250 index of mid-cap companies.

The FTSE 250 gained 4.57% to reach 14,819.91 points.

4.53pm GMT

And there is the closing rush on the FTSE 100 again: it gained 4.45% today to close at 5,688.20 points.

That makes it the 19th best day in the FTSE 100’s history (back to 1984). And that comes off the back of its second best day ever. These are quite extraordinary times.

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