Laura Chesters is a business reporter and covers the consumer, food, drink and luxury goods sectors on the business desk at The London Evening Standard, i, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday
06 September 2014 01:53 AM
The British retailer best known for its chintzy fabrics and dresses has made a dramatic return to fashion, as profit and shares jumped yesterday.
04 September 2014 01:06 AM
The man behind LVMH has agreed to stop buying into luxury goods group Hermès - for now
02 September 2014 03:42 PM
Redrow unveiled a 91 per cent jump in full-year pre-tax profit to £132.6 million for the year to June
02 September 2014 01:33 PM
Denim manufacturer DNA Limited is selling the brand's intellectual property
01 September 2014 01:06 PM
Tony Pidgley said the market has 'reverted to normal transaction levels from the high point in 2013'
01 September 2014 12:37 AM
Some 70 per cent of counterfeit goods seized at EU borders originate from China
29 August 2014 01:36 PM
The purveyor of €6,000 Birkin handbags has beaten forecasts with half year operating profit up 6.3 per cent despite currency exchange issues.
29 August 2014 01:53 AM
The microchip supplier behind Beats by Dre headphones and Bluetooth speaker docks pulsed up to the top of the mid-tier table yesterday on news that it had received a bid from its American rival Microchip Technology.
28 August 2014 09:51 AM
US jewellery group Tiffany & Co posted forecast beating earnings yesterday with a 16 per cent jump in net profit to $124.1m.
26 August 2014 09:12 AM
A new British handbag brand that is targeting shoppers who have found Mulberry too expensive has opened its first shop as its wholesale sales jump by nearly a third.
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
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- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student