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Framlington World Cup challenge

The league table receives another shake-up in the fourth week of the Framlington Investment World Cup Challenge. In the race for the title is Mark Timmons&#39 Marked Card team with an overall gain of 9.98 per cent. Hot on his heels is Brian Ward, whose Guildhouse 2000 team is only 0.28 per cent behind.

But will any of this week&#39s leaders be the lucky winner of the first monthly prize? Don&#39t forget to check Money Marketing on Thursday, April 4 to see if you have won a football shirt and a crate of beer.

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