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Wetherspoon to extend breakfast opening

Early risers will be able to eat their breakfasts at a JD Wetherspoon pub from next month after the chain today announced plans to extend its morning opening hours.

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Character Group; Oxford Biomedica

Opening time for Wetherspoon

Pubs across Britain are closing at a record rate. So how does JD Wetherspoon feel confident enough to promise to open 250 new outlets in the next five years?

JD Wetherspoon to serve up 10,000 new jobs

Pubs chain JD Wetherspoon said today that it would create 10,000 jobs over the next five years with the opening of 250 new pubs.

Wetherspoon's plans new pubs despite slump

JD Wetherspoon vowed to press on with its pubs opening programme in a soft property market, despite posting a 17 per cent drop in annual pre-tax profits hit by writedowns.

Investment Column: Wetherspoon shares will lose their fizz

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Album: The Enemy, Music for the People, (Warner)

The bafflingly popular Enemy are a band with their heart in the right place but an inability to express themselves in anything other than the most clichéd and graceless ways.

Cut-price beer cheers Wetherspoon sales

JD Wetherspoon today reported a surge in sales after the pub chain slashed the price of a pint of beer to 99p.

Morrisons checks out of year with rise in sales

Supermarket chain Morrisons is expected to buck the trend of post- Christmas gloom this week when it reveals that sales over the period jumped by as much as 9 per cent.

All Starbucks' coffee to be Fairtrade

Starbucks is to make every cappuccino, mocha and latte it sells in Britain Fairtrade in an attempt to reverse a sales slump that has hit its global expansion.

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Balfour Beatty; Wetherspoon (JD)

No Pain No Gain: Restaurant chain a bland choice for hungry investors

Prezzo, the Italian restaurant chain that once graced the No Pain, No Gain portfolio, is feeling the bitter bite of the credit crunch. Although the likes of the Restaurant Group and JD Wetherspoon have managed to serve up relatively robust trading dishes, the pasta and pizza business has acquired a lean and hungry look.

Celebrity binge-drinking bad for the pub trade, says Wetherspoon

It is hard to imagine any of the luminaries from the United Nations nipping into a Wetherspoon pub for a cheeky pint of York Guzzler, but the UK pub group yesterday showed itself a surprisingly kindred spirit with that most august of international bodies.

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