And the winner of the share race is...

After 52 weeks, The Independent's Share Challenge came to a close last weekend – with Colin McLean, our professional fund manager, easily beating both the school pupils from Leicester's Moat Community College and the group of hobby investors from Singleton Birch, the UK's largest lime producer. He receives £2,000, courtesy of our competition sponsors Abbey Sharedealing, and has said he plans to donate the money to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Britain's job 'bloodbath'

Cabinet minister issues stark warning of carnage for private and public sectors as employers delay huge redundancies until the new year