Miners help FTSE 100 rise 2.87%
(Close): London's leading share index extended earlier gains to stand higher at the close of the market, boosted by miners.
The FTSE 100 was 2.87% higher - a gain of 168.15 points - at 6,030.32.
There was official news of another fall of 60,000 in UK unemployment to 1.69 million.
Anglo American was the best gainer, rising 17.6% after Deutsche Bank raised its target price on the stock.
The bank said Anglo American's plan to sell certain assets would help take its debts to a more manageable level.