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FTSE 100 bolstered by Madame Tussauds owner Merlin

Shares in RBS and Merlin Entertainments were boosted by their latest results, but the market was flat overall.

Shares in housebuilders were hit by a report in Property Week which said the government was reviewing its "Help to Buy" scheme.

Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Barratt Developments were all down by about 5%.

On the currency markets, the pound rose 0.1% against the dollar to $1.3156 and was also 0.1% higher against the euro at 1.1077 euros.