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ATX 2,293.29 -4.13 (-0.18%)
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IBEX 10,755.00 +8.50 (0.08%)
WIG 52,643.48 +227.17 (0.43%)
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GBP/USD 1.6468 -0.0146 (-0.88%)
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National Grid highlights potential for power shortages this winter
Electricity pylons in the sunset. National Grid has formally asked power generators how much spare capacity they could provide. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA.
UK seeks extra electricity ahead of 'uncertain winter'  
Letter: Green electricity more likely to cause a power blackout  
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Top stories

Colum Eastwood MLA has welcomed a pilot project to allow Royal Mail customers in Derry to pick up their parcels on a Sunday for the first time.
The Mayor of London has called for "clarity and boldness" in finding a solution to London's airport capacity shortage, after his preferred option of a new hub in the Thames Estuary was rejected by the Airports Commission.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index steadied near a two-month high on Tuesday, with some caution before the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday offsetting a rally in miners prompted by stronger metals prices.
Dropping below the key 50-point mark for the first time this year, Singapore's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell 1.8 points to 49.7 in August, dragged down by lower levels in new orders, inventory, and stockholdings of finished goods.
More than 2,600 people have been killed in the continuing crisis in Ukraine that shows no sign of slowing more than eight months after it began.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.80M
ASC ASOS plc 4.74% 2,259.91M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 4.20% 2,819.40M
WEIR The Weir Group PLC 3.25% 5,814.11M
SPI Spire Healthcare Group PLC 2.67% 1,041.81M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.80M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,308.85M
EVR EVRAZ plc -3.14% 1,630.49M
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc -2.44% 40,145.41M
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