Pick of the early market news

Martin Cloake
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There are some strong sets of results from housebuilder Bellway and hospitality giant Whitbread, the name behind Premier Inns and Costa Coffee, this morning. Bellway's profits for the year rose 50% and the company boasts a healthy forward order book, while Whitbread's interims show revenue has increased by nearly 11%. There's a good set of results too from comms group Next Fifteen which, it says, vindicates its digital strategy.