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UK stocks are back on investors’ radar. Shares examines why and picks out some key funds and stock investment ideas to play this trend.

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Discover what is behind the recent market volatility and the stocks which are marking one-year highs and lows. Learn about the most exciting play in the fast-growing UK gaming space, read about a big biotech trust, and find out how funerals firm Dignity is looking to fix its problems.

Other articles this week look at the airline sector, Biffa and more.

The number of new highs has shrunk sharply as new lows gather momentum

It looks highly unlikely that 2021 will be a profitable summer holiday period for UK-listed airlines

What this means for investors and how to reposition your portfolio

Capital protection vehicles have done a good job of generating robust, smoothed returns  

Funeral director has staged a Lazarus-like resurrection but is still 70% below its highs

Earnings recovery and attractive valuations strong reasons to see a brighter future for British shares  

Product innovation is setting the path for significant growth across several markets

Company’s underperformance linked to restrictions on investing in vaccine stocks

It is important to find the right home for your retirement savings

The importance of staying invested for the long term is being demonstrated again

In the meantime, the investment trust continues to pay more generous dividends

Owners of quality content should be seen as prized assets in a fast-growing space

Audio technology play Focusrite is maintaining the momentum built up through lockdown

Waste management play remains a compelling investment opportunity

This top-performing income vehicle offers a reassuring balance between defensives and quality cyclicals

Anniversary of the first meeting of the country’s Communist Party is marked by weak sentiment

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby examines the system and how it might change