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Vodafone rose for a second day as the FTSE closed at 7,031.72Reuters

Vodafone shares continued to rally as the FTSE 100 closed up a quarter of a percent before the bank holiday.

The telecommunications firm was the index's standout performer, seeing its share price soar 4.64% to a little over 253.70p.

The FTSE 100 closed the day up 18.25 points (+0.26%) at 7,031.72, buoyed by news that the UK government borrowed £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn in the same month in 2014.

International Consolidated Airlines Group and easyJet continued to count their losses, as did travel firm TUI.

FTSE 100 biggest risers

Vodafone Group +11.25 (+4.64%) 253.75
Travis Perkins +32.00 (+1.47%) 2,208.00
Dixons Carphone +6.50 (+1.41%) 468.00
Randgold Resources +66.00 (+1.40%) 4,779.00
Weir Group +21.00 (+1.10%) 1,937.00

FTSE 100 biggest fallers

International Consolidated Airlines Group -11.50 (-2.08%) 542.50
TUI
-24.00 (-1.99%) 1,180.00
BT Group
-8.10 (-1.76%) 451.05
Antofagasta Holdings
-11.00 (-1.40%) 774.00
easyJet
-19.00 (-1.18%) 1,591.00