NEWS DIGEST 01.10.2022: Wetherspoons to shutter pubs across UK, other stories found on Facebook

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Spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “On occasion, Wetherspoon does put some of its pubs up for sale. This is a commercial decision. We understand that customers and staff will be disappointed with it. The pubs will continue to operate as Wetherspoon outlets until they are sold.” CBRE senior director Toby Hall said: “The excellent mix of locations in this portfolio is rarely seen in the market. With more than half of the portfolio located in London and the south-east and other strong locations in the south-west, Midlands and the north of England we believe the pubs represent an excellent opportunity for existing pub operators and new entrants”. The company began opening more pubs in north London, and went from there, opening more and more branches around the country. The company floated on the Stock Exchange on 1992 and became JD Wetherspoon plc. In July 1998 Wetherspoons opened 20 pubs in one month – including seven on the same day – JD Wetherspoon puts 32 pubs up for sale across UK – see if your local makes the list (Mirror)

A man with the word “BEAST” prominently tattooed across his forehead is being sought on an outstanding warrant, police say. Jaimes Sutton is known to visit the town of Deniliquin in the Riverina region of NSW, near the Victorian border. Sutton has distinctive tattoos covering his entire face, and on his neck, including the word “BEAST” on his forehead – Man with ‘BEAST’ tattooed across forehead wanted over outstanding warrant (7News.com.au ~ NSW News)

Prince George warned classmates who were on his bad side that they’d better “watch out” because his father, Prince William, will one day be king, according to royal author Katie Nicholl. George was recently bumped up to second in line for the throne — with his dad, William, 40, being first in line — after King Charles III was proclaimed monarch following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “My dad will be king so you better watch out,” the royal expert claims the future monarch, 9, once said in her book, ‘The New Royals.’ According to the Daily Mail, Nicholl also writes about how George is very much aware that he will one day be king himself – Prince George Told Classmates ‘My Father Will Be King So You Better Watch Out’ In Cheeky Exchange (9gagnews/9GAG)

The multihyphenate is set to develop and write a new installment of the long-running sex comedy franchise for Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. The original 1999 film, written by Adam Herz and directed by Paul Weitz, grossed more than $235 million worldwide and spawned three sequels with the core cast, as well as spinoff franchise American Pie Presents from Universal’s home entertainment division. Her feature directorial debut Definition Please, in which she starred as a former spelling bee champion reconnecting with her estranged family, won the grand jury award for best narrative feature at San Francisco CAAM Fest, best feature at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, outstanding directorial debut at the South Asian Film Festival of America and a special jury award for Fresh Narrative Voice at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as best narrative feature at the Next Generation Indie Film Awards. Day, who also previously directed the LeVar Burton-narrated YouTube series This Is My Story, has served as a Sundance Lab fellow, Sundance Film Festival influencer and HBO Visionaries ambassador. She was the inaugural recipient of Women’s Voices Now’s inaugural Women Making Waves award and was profiled on NBCUniversal News Group‘s Inspiring America series for Definition Please’s exploration of race and mental illness on film – New ‘American Pie’ Movie in the Works From Universal, ‘Definition Please’ Filmmaker Sujata Day (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter ~ HOME – MOVIES – MOVIE NEWS)

Comedian Trevor Noah has announced he is standing down as host of The Daily Show. The 38-year-old has hosted the satirical news and talk show since taking over from Jon Stewart in 2015. Noah began his career in his native South Africa, releasing a string of stand-up specials and hosting a late-night talk show before relocating to the US in 2011. He was still a relative unknown when he was chosen to take over the Daily Show on the Comedy Central network, but has since become an internationally-recognised star and won numerous television awards. Noah made the announcement at the end of his show on Thursday night, prompting shocked gasps from the studio audience – Trevor Noah to step down as host of The Daily Show (BBC News ~ Entertainment & Arts)

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