15.40: The Footsie was clocking up solid gains in late afternoon trading, but the pound has slid into reverse after Chancellor Philip Hammond hinted there could be more quantitative easing to come.
John Lewis makes its annual bonus announcement at the Oxford Street store in 2015. How will Paula Nickolds tackle the rising wage bill?
At Premier Inn hotels, profit increased by 8.9% but Costa's profit fell 4% as it spent on IT, store revamps and paying the 'national living wage'.
A transatlantic British Airways flight from San Francisco to London made an emergency landing in Vancouver after crew members fell ill.
LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index climbed on Tuesday, boosted by basic resources stocks, with Anglo American leading the market higher after a production update, though a slew of broker downgrades weighed on UK midcap stocks.