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The Sunday TimesPub chain JD Wetherspoon has called time on a supply agreement with Bacardi and will replace the famous rum with the lesser-known...

The Sunday Times

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has called time on a supply agreement with Bacardi and will replace the famous rum with the lesser-known Havana Club.

The government will this week keep open the option of bringing in laws to curb reward-for-failure contracts for company directors, so called "fat cat" legislation.

The Sunday Express

Harry Ramsden's, the fish and chips restaurant operator, plans to open up in city centres and move into traditional takeaway outlets to boost profits.

Sharewatch: Although the cider market has been depressed, Merrydown has benefited from new management and a strong demand for its adult sift drink, Shloer. After profits of £690,000 in 2002, brokers forecast profits of £1.6m this year. Buy at 61.5p.

Experts have criticised a champagne-style children's party drink, saying it will encourage under-age drinking. Children's Bubbly - Special Date is non-alcoholic but it comes in champagne-type bottles and has a popping cork.

Maxxium, which distributes Absolut vodka and is one of the largest spirits companies in the UK, is spending £1m teaching the country's bar staff to mix drinks. The courses, which will be held around the country, will be run by mixologist Wayne Collins.

A scoter rider who marched into a crowded pub with a pistil may have accidentally shot himself as drinkers wrestled with him, said police. They said he entered the Lodge pub in Solihull, West Midlands, to take revenge on a man he had fought with earlier, but staggered outside bleeding and sped off before police arrived.

The Business

Analysts at Credit Suisse have downgraded Heineken to "underperform" on the back of poor trading and currency fluctuations. The broker believes that poor trading ahs already been factored into the share prices of SABMiller, Carlsberg and Scottish & Newcastle.

The Independent on Sunday

Patricia Hewitt will this week signal the start of a three-month consultation with British business on boardroom pay, which is expected to lead to sweeping reforms.

A Dutch motorist has set new standards in alcohol abuse by drinking so much that, when police breathalysed him, their machine first crashed then showed a level off the scale. He was later found to be seven times over the limit.

The Observer

Jersey has warned it may create its own currency or even adopt the dollar if the UK joins the euro.

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