The FTSE 100 hit its third record high in just one week, with stocks buoyed by signs of continued improvement in the trading relationship between the US and China.
Sterling surged after Britain and the EU finally reached agreement on a transition deal that will allow talks on the future trade relationship to begin later this week.
The FTSE 100 gave up gains to finish in the red on Wednesday, with European stock markets following Wall Street lower as turmoil in the White House continues to weigh on sentiment.
Sterling rose and the FTSE 100 was left nursing heavy losses as political developments on both sides of the Atlantic played their part in markets on Tuesday.
Engineering firm GKN and miners dragged the FTSE 100 into the red on Monday, with a broker downgrade for Just Eat also weighing on London’s top flight.
The FTSE 100 gained more than half a percent as European equity markets continued to recover from the sharp sell-off earlier this month.
A man who was denied entry to a city centre bar launched a tirade of abuse — including making homophobic comments to door staff and police officers.
One of Scotland’s most popular towns is set to host a Christmas market with a twist this year.
The new owner of Dundee’s landmark Capitol pub has revealed it will remain a watering hole for locals.