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Barclays' Q1 results drive shares higher as we discuss the BP dividend and promising updates from two small caps

In today's podcast we digest the Q1 updates from Barclays and BP, discussing the two sides of the argument for the continued maintenance of the BP dividend. Updates from Versarien and Tiziana Life Sciences provide insight on recent progress.

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