Woodie’s Bray Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The yellow sign warned of “very heavy queues” aheads and asked the public “to bear with us”, but only a handful of customers were present for the big (...)

Grafton, which owns the Woodie’s DIY retail chain, yesterday reported a 27 per cent increase in its underlying operating profits to £77.2 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grafton, the building materials group, is lining up £30 million worth of its Irish property portfolio for sa(...)