Pick of the early market news

Martin Cloake
Commuters cross bridge in London
Commuters cross bridge in London

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Sainsbury and Tesco go head to head with trading updates this morning, and while it's something of a tale of contrasting fortunes, both are still doing very nicely indeed thank you. Results too from Sportingbet and brewer Shepherd Neame, whose beer is bucking a national trend.