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Wetherspoons

British pub chain

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J D Wetherspoon plc is a pub company based in Watford, England, operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, the company operates nearly 900 pubs, including the chain of Lloyds No.1 bars, and a growing number of Wetherspoon hotels. Wetherspoon is known for converting unconventional premises into pubs. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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Bromley man fined for ordering banana for black man in pub

The piece of fruit was delivered to Mark D'arcy-Smith's table at a Wetherspoon pub in Bromley.
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Murder probe as man dies in fight outside Wetherspoon pub in Sedgley

Police believe he may have been trying to intervene in a fight outside a Wetherspoon's pub.
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Wetherspoon pub closed 'after staff member tests positive for coronavirus'

A Wetherspoon pub in Cumbria has closed after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: 'Pay your staff' scrawled on Wetherspoon pub

The vandalism at the Crystal Palace venue "did not help the situation in any way", a spokesman says.
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Coronavirus: 'Pay your staff' graffitied on Wetherspoon pub after millionaire owner tells workforce to get jobs in Tesco

'Whilst other companies such as Costa have promised their staff eight weeks fully paid, Wetherspoons have left over 40,000 people without their next pay date,' say employees on strike
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Coronavirus: Millionaire Wetherspoon's boss tells staff to consider working for Tesco

Tim Martin indicates employees won't be paid regular wage during lockdown - despite pub company having £1.8 billion turnover
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Coronavirus: Wetherspoons boss causes outrage after insisting he will keep chain open as 'virus doesn't spread in pubs'

Tim Martin also claimed that he would take opportunity to catch the coronavirus 'under supervised conditions'
Independent - Published

Pro-Brexit Wetherspoons chief introduces 'friendship' discounts on European drinks to celebrate leaving EU

Tim Martin has been one of the few business leaders to vocally back leaving EU
Independent - Published

Black Wetherspoon's customer boycotts pub over banana order

Wetherspoon's says it apologised after a banana was sent to Mark D'arcy-Smith's table in Bromley.
BBC News - Published

Black man says 'racist' Wetherspoon's customer used pub's app to send banana to his table

'We looked at each other then looked at the banana. It was clearly sent by someone who was trying to be racist'
Independent - Published

Brexit Party accidentally promotes Wetherspoon boss parody account that says pub chain 'caters to bitter old alcoholics'

'A beyond parody account links to an actual parody account,' mocks one respondent
Independent - Published

Brexiteer Tory MP spotted wearing police uniform in Wetherspoons

'We can confirm Mark Francois MP is not a police officer.' Essex police force say in statement
Independent - Published

Trump supporters barricaded in Wetherspoons by police after being surrounded by protesters chanting 'Nazi scum off our streets' during heated clashes in London

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