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Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores amid a push into China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Originally based in Wales, Laura Ashley grew from a small factory in Carno Fashion and home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley will close some 40 stores in the UK as…

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Travellers see pound close to dollar parity

Image copyright Getty Images Travellers at some UK airports are barely being offered one US dollar for each of their pounds, following a month of Brexit uncertainty. Those exchanging pounds at the UK’s biggest airport,…


Dumfries flood scheme inquiry draws to a close

Image copyright Dumfries and Galloway Council Image caption The inquiry has heard four weeks of evidence into the Whitesands scheme A public inquiry into a multimillion-pound flood protection scheme in Dumfries is drawing to a…


Sam Ricketts: Shrewsbury Town close to appointing Wrexham manager

Sam Ricketts played for Hull, Bolton and Swansea Shrewsbury Town are close to appointing Wrexham boss Sam Ricketts as their new manager, BBC Radio Shropshire reports. The League One club have been without a manager…


Michelin’s Dundee factory ‘will definitely close’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Dundee factory will close by mid-2020 Michelin has confirmed its Dundee factory will definitely close despite efforts to keep it open. The tyre manufacturer announced earlier this month…


UWE Bristol project to close race pay gap faced by graduates

Image caption Dr Zainab Khan (far right) set up the programme to help the students improve their job prospects A project to close the race pay gap experienced by graduating black, Asian and minority ethnic…


Ballot set to close in crucial vote over teachers’ pay

Image copyright Rob Parsons Image caption Teachers staged a rally in George Square last month Voting is set to close in a ballot by two teachers’ unions on whether to reject a pay deal. The…


Odiham play centre to close as ‘children too noisy’

Image copyright Little Play Town Image caption The play centre has been set up to allow children to pretend to work in different professions A play centre says it is being forced to close because…


Stricter rules could close salmon farms

Image caption There are more than 200 fish farms in waters around Scotland’s coast Some salmon farms could close because of tough new rules being proposed by Scotland’s environmental watchdog. Sepa wants to reduce the…


New Look set to close up to 100 UK stores in radical revamp

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fashion blogger Sarah Benziane wears New Look New Look may close about 100 UK stores in a radical revamp intended to cut costs and improve profitability. In March creditors…


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