UK stocks have started the session on the front foot ahead of the release of the monthly US non-farm payrolls report later in the session.
As of 0917 BST, the FTSE 100 was adding 0.27% or 19.09 points to 7,144.19.
The FTSE 250 meanwhile was up 0.35% or 79.78 points at 22,702.32.
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