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Irish shares fell sharply as investors took fright as British prime minister Boris Johnson said he would seek an election if MPs fail to back his new Brexit deal in the coming days.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2019
Irish shares fell sharply as investors took fright as Boris Johnson said he would seek an election if MPs fail to back his new Brexit deal in the coming days.
Premier Inn owner Whitbread said it has completed a programme to return £2.5bn (€2.8bn) to shareholders after it sold its Costa Coffee chain to Coca-Cola last year.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
Premier Inn owner Whitbread, which is now focused on the hotel business after the sale of its Costa Coffee chain, reported lower-room revenue over the past three months as companies cut back on business travel.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
Premier Inn owner Whitbread has revealed a sharp drop in UK sales as Brexit uncertainty continues to take its toll on business travel.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
Ched Evans feels “no anger or bitterness” about his time spent in prison after being accused of rape in 2011.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2018
A woman who was caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire at three months pregnant has revealed she gave birth to possibly the disaster's youngest survivor.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
A dog breeder in England who made more than £100,000 by trafficking women onto a "sexual conveyor belt" across England and Wales has been jailed for four years.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
Whitbread, Britain’s biggest hotel and coffee shop operator, reported a sharp slowdown in revenue growth at its Premier Inn business, helping knock its shares which had risen sharply the past month.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
Hundreds of people are still desperately trying to trace loved ones in the aftermath of the terror attack at Manchester Arena which left 22 dead and at least 59 injured.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
Anthony Joshua can still recall the culture shock of walking into the GB Boxing gym for the first time as an impressionable amateur ill-equipped to begin a journey which would sweep him to the top of his sport.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
A woman arrived at a friend's house in a hysterical state hours after allegedly being raped by footballer Ched Evans, a court has heard.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2016
The woman allegedly raped by footballer Ched Evans said she woke up naked in a hotel room alone and could not remember how she had got there, a court has heard.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2016
Whitbread said underlying sales at its Costa Coffee chain recovered over the last three months and its Premier Inn hotel brand continued to grow, sending shares in the company 3% higher.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
Whitbread, an operator of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops, stood by its expansion plans in the UK and international markets, after posting a near 12% rise in full-year profit.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Threesomes involving Premier league footballers have been tabloid fodder for years. But a new book looks at how the macho, cossetted professional sports environment has created a horrific world where rape is a form of male bonding, writes Richard Fitzpatrick
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
Whitbread one of Britain’s biggest employers, plans cost savings and will raise some of its prices to counter the substantial impact of enforced wage increases at its Premier Inn hotels and Costa Coffee businesses.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
A Galway-based construction firm showed plenty of vision to shrug off the recession and expand in the UK, writes Trish Dromey.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
Rose Martin looks at a new book on the life’s work of the self-taught and New Zealand-born creator of the boutique hotel concept.
Sat, 22 Nov, 2014
NAMA is expected to pick up the pace of Irish hotel sales in the coming 18 months — so far, it has sold just 19 of the 136 in its control, and so has 117 left to sell, a conference organised by the Irish Hotel Federation heard this week.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2014
Britain’s burgeoning coffee shop culture has helped Costa grow annual profits by more than a fifth as sales and store numbers surged.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Penguins given ‘happy pills’ in soaking Britain
Sat, 08 Feb, 2014
The world’s first ad break made entirely from Lego is to be screened by UTV on Sunday.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
Profits at coffee shop chain Costa have risen by a fifth after more strong sales and a surge in the size of its UK estate to more than 1,600 stores.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
Hopes of an international compromise on the Syrian crisis fuelled gains on the FTSE 100 Index as oil prices also eased back from recent highs.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013
Justin Timberlake snubbed a five-star hotel to stay in a Premier Inn, going for the standard option instead.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
Whitbread unveiled a compact version of its Premier Inn hotel brand today in an effort to attract city centre visitors who favour price over space.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2013
A number of leading hotels in Cork and Limerick have more than doubled their room prices for the night the cities play host to Bruce Springsteen next summer.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012
Hotel chain Travelodge was thrown a lifeline today as landlords and creditors backed a controversial rescue deal.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
One of the UK and Ireland's biggest budget hotel operators is set to walk away from 49 of its hotels and write off £700m (€892m) of its debts under a controversial rescue deal.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
One of Britain’s biggest budget hotel operators was today considering walking away from up to 50 of its sites to help tackle its £500m (€638m) debt mountain.
Mon, 13 Aug, 2012
The rapid growth of Premier Inn and coffee chain Costa continued today after their owner Whitbread reported better-than-expected sales figures.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2012
Worrying economic data in the US and Europe overshadowed encouraging corporate results today and halted the recent recovery in world markets.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
Sheffield United and Wales’ striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years today after being convicted of raping a woman who was “too drunk to consent” to sex.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
A jury in Britain has begun deliberations in the trial of two footballers accused of raping a woman who was “too drunk to consent” to sex.
Two British footballers “procured” a drunk teenage girl and raped her as two of their friends watched and filmed, a Welsh court has heard.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
The squeeze on consumer spending is failing to deter coffee lovers after the owner of Costa today reported a surge in half-year sales.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
Leisure group Whitbread said the casual dining market in the UK had become “more difficult” as it reported a slowdown in sales growth today.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2011
The London market was dragged down today by fears over the impact higher oil prices will have on inflation and global economic growth.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index rose to its highest level for two-and-a-half-years today amid market rumours of a bid from Royal Dutch Shell for rival BP.
Tue, 14 Dec, 2010
Whitbread and retailer Carpetright suffered share price falls today after failing to shake off worries over a New Year spending squeeze.
Leisure group Whitbread reported stronger sales at its budget hotel brand Premier Inn today after a pick-up in demand from business customers.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
POLICE were called to a London hotel after X Factor contestants who were staying there got out of hand.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
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