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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley apologises for lockdown stance

Ashley 'deeply apologetic for the misunderstandings of the last few days'

‘Pay your staff’ graffitied on Wetherspoon pub in message to owner

‘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

Mike Ashley funding lawsuit to ‘eliminate Debenhams as a competitor’

Such an aim ‘would be consistent with Sports Direct’s recent modus operandi’, barrister says

Sports Direct rescues Jack Wills in £12.75m deal

Struggling fashion retailer becomes latest addition to Mike Ashley’s high-street empire

What does Mike Ashley own and how much is he worth?

House of Fraser, Debenhams, Sofa.com, Evans Cycles, Newcastle United and more

Four House of Fraser stores set for closure have been saved

Branches at Chapelfield in Norwich, Lakeside in Thurrock, Metrocentre in Gateshead and Victoria Centre in Nottingham to stay open

Mike Ashley: from Sports Direct to 'Harrod's of the High Street'

The 53-year-old has been an entrepreneur from the time he left school aged 16

Unions warn of job fears as Mike Ashley takes over House of Fraser

Unite official said discount sports retailer is a 'leopard that has not changed its spots' when it comes to a poor record on pay and employment practices