I love Christmas but don’t worry, I’m not going to proselytise about it. I won’t pretend it’s any more than an excuse for gluttony and for corporations to sell people tat they don’t need. I go into the festive period with my eyes open, thanks very much, and I’m more fascinated than I am fanatical. But I do love it.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Laura Ashley managed to achieve a rare feat for the High Street today, recording a fall in online sales.
Monday 19 August 2013
Website owners have introduced a range of new features that aim to keep users safer from abuse
Monday 12 August 2013
Covet it or cringe at the thought of it, it’s Britain’s most unstoppable brand
Travel agenda: Brazil tour; The Manor in Hertfordshire; Ibiza Rocks the Snow ski resort; Travel Safety & Survival Show; Humble Hideaway
Friday 09 August 2013
Where to go and what to know
Saturday 13 July 2013
I’m not the only one creeping around charity shops and church bazaars looking for forgotten novels (this is not an age-specific occupation, but something I began at the age of eight – dare to be different, kids).
Sunday 07 July 2013
Many authors are specifically remembered for one beloved book. L P Hartley is recalled with a single phrase: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” It has achieved the status of a British proverb.
Friday 05 July 2013
Laura Ashley is celebrating its 60th birthday by looking back to the 1970s. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Patterns, florals and faux Victoriana are big again, says Trish Lorenz
Friday 14 June 2013
Monarch takes flight
Friday 14 June 2013
Laura Ashley has blamed the cold weather in March and April for weak fashion sales, which took the shine off a healthy performance from its home furnishings.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Saturday 04 May 2013
The prize-winning poet and dramatist has written her first novel. She tells Suzi Feay how it recalls her own journey south
Thursday 28 March 2013
Retailer Laura Ashley has mounted a vigorous defence of its decision to ask suppliers for price reductions, as strong sales of home furnishings produced a leap in annual profits.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Spring florals are given a dark edge this season with an inky palette and a grown-up flavour
Saturday 15 December 2012
Laura Ashley has cemented its status as one of the high street's best performers with a leap in sales ahead of the crucial Christmas period.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Keep the kids warm as the mercury drops this winter with 10 cosy, cute, and stylish jackets
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