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Wetherspoon has six pubs in Dublin including the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has posted a solid rise in sales, bucking the trend in a pub market struggling to beat last year’s World Cup summer. The(...)

An original Axminster carpet from the 1770s, designed by the company’s founder, Thomas Whitty, beside a loom from the 1950s, on display inside the Axminster Heritage Centre in Axminster, England.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

The royal coat of arms is affixed to a sign on the front of the Axminster Carpets factory, near the train station in a town of 6,000 in southwest Engl(...)

Richard Tice and Tim Martin address the crowd from the bus at Towcester. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In the carpark of a garden centre in Towcester around 200 people are gathering around a big white bus bearing the legend “Stop the Brexit Betrayal”. T(...)

JD Wetherspoon’s chair Tim Martin speaks during a “Leave Means Leave” rally in London, on January 17th, 2019.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Profits at JD Wetherspoon are to come in lower in the first half of the year after the firm was stung by a rise in costs, taking the shine off a stell(...)

Bill Gates uses a jar of human faeces as a prop at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing: poor sanitation kills half a million children under the age of five annually. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

The week in numbers: Amazonian affairs 240 US cities that initially responded, with much enthusiasm, to Amazon’s 2017 call for pitches for the honou(...)

Wetherspoon chairman and founder Tim Martin. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

Pub group JD Wetherspoon is to pay its employees more in response to the low rate of unemployment. About 250 workers at its pubs in the Republic will (...)

The Wetherspoon-owned Three Tun Tavern pub in Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

JD Wetherspoon said on Friday that sales have grown briskly as the pub operator has kicked off its new financial year, but it warned that it expects h(...)

Jägermeister will be dropped from Wetherspoon’s pubs. They have  already swapped out French champagne for sparkling wines from UK and Australia. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Auf Wiedersehen, EU - and Jaeger bombs. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, pub chain JD Wetherspoon - whose chairman has extolled the benefits of Br(...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin is known as an ardent Brexit supporter. Photograph: Reuters

Pub chain Wetherspoon will sell more drinks from the UK and non-EU brewers in the run up to Brexit. Champagne and wheat beers produced in France and(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin: “It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion,” he said. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

You have to hand it to JD Wetherspoon. The UK pub group, which has five bars in Ireland, has turned shutting down its lacklustre social media presence(...)

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