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The FTSE 100 has closed up 0.5 per cent to 6,772, while the FTSE 250 rose 0.7 per cent to 21,574. The pound has soared against the euro above €1.17, but has fallen against a strengthening dollar, with £1 buying $1.37 just after the London market close. Wetherspoons is set to invest £145million opening new pubs and upgrading existing ones, creating 2,000 new jobs, the company has announced. The ambitious plans will start within weeks of its pubs reopening fully as the lockdown eases.