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Cautious optimism over fixed hours for zero-hours contracts workers

A Government-commissioned inquiry that recommends employees on zero-hours contracts are given a right to request fixed hours has been given a cautious welcome by one trade body.

Ongoing review: fixed hours request may be possible for zero-hours contracts staff

Turnover of largest pub groups continues to outpace inflation

23-May-2017 - The average turnover of the 50 biggest pub companies in the UK is continuing to outpace inflation.

JD Wetherspoon plans to transform sixth Liverpool city centre site

16-May-2017 - JD Wetherspoon plans to spend £2.5m converting a derelict office building into its sixth site in Liverpool’s city centre.

Conservative pledges to cut migration are ‘too restrictive’, says JDW

09-May-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has expressed concern that Theresa May’s election promise to cut net migration into the UK to the tens of thousands is “too restrictive”.

Brexit: employers concerned as future of EU workers remains unclear

29-Mar-2017 - Article 50 will be triggered today and the official countdown to Britain leaving the EU will begin in earnest, but the detail that is worrying most who work in the pub trade is...

Wetherspoon customers can now order and pay using new app

13-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon has rolled out a new phone app that allows anyone with an iPhone or Andriod phone to order food and drink, and pay for it without leaving their...

JD Wetherspoon faces £20m post-Budget cost hikes

10-Mar-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin has blasted Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's spring Budget, claiming it will “weigh heavily” on already pressured pubs.

JD Wetherspoon buys London site for £4m

03-Mar-2017 - Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has bought the George pub in Croydon for £4m.

JDW will be first pub chain to show drinks calories

19-Feb-2017 - Calorie information for all pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) drinks will be shown on its menu and website for the first time from next month.

JD Wetherspoon takes top brand spot

05-Feb-2017 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has been ranked the highest on a YouGov BrandIndex poll as the best operator of pubs or fast-food chains in the UK.  

Gallery: pub openings January 2017

02-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.

JDW pub refuses to serve football fans

18-Jan-2017 - JD Wetherspoon has apologised to football fans who were refused service at a Staffordshire pub.

Tim Martin calls EU predictions 'catastrophically poor'

18-Jan-2017 - JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has accused economists, politicians and intellectuals of failing to understand the implications of leaving the EU, while JD Wetherspoon reports positive results.


JD Wetherspoon apologises to 'disgusted' customer for 'half' eaten dish

11-Jan-2017 - JD Wetherspoon has apologised for not replacing a woman’s dish that had been already partially eaten by another customer.  


JDW apologises for wrongly ejecting disabled customer

09-Jan-2017 - JDW has apologised to a multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer after one of its doorstaff threw him out after accusing him of being drunk.


December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.


2017 predictions: JDW boss slams BBPA Brexit warnings

16-Dec-2016 - JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has hit back at BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds following her claims that Brexit and its consequences will be the main challenge for the sector...

Pest control

Mouse spotted in JDW pub

08-Dec-2016 - Pest-control operators were called to a JDW pub in Kent after a mouse was seen scurrying across the floor.


'Taxes killing pubs while supermarkets surge'

22-Nov-2016 - Two taxes in particular are killing pubs according to Tim Martin: business rates and VAT. Here the JD Wetherspoon chairman has his say on the situation... 

JDW vs Travellers

JDW agrees £44k settlement for travellers refused entry to pub

18-Nov-2016 - Travellers who were controversially refused entry to one of JD Wetherspoon’s London pubs in November 2011 have reached an out-of-court settlement with the pub giant.


Wetherspoon closure 'due to outbreak of diarrhoea'

11-Nov-2016 - JDW pub, the Opera House, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, was forced to close yesterday due to a suspected norovirus outbreak.


JDW boss: Under-18s drinking in pubs could help to stop binge drinking

08-Nov-2016 - JDW boss Tim Martin has said 16 and 17-year-olds being able to legally drink in pubs could help prevent binge drinking.


JD Wetherspoon boss attacks 'bullying and hectoring' European leaders

02-Nov-2016 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) boss Tim Martin has accused EU leaders of “bullying” the UK following the country’s decision to leave the union. 


JDW developing one of the largest sites in the UK

02-Nov-2016 - Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has invested £4.5m into a large site in Ramsgate, Kent including one of the biggest pubs in the nation.


Gallery: Pub openings October 2016

01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.