Ashley Davies

Ashley Davies

Ashley Davies is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor and the human behind animal satire website thelabreport.co.uk.


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Rated or Dated: Grosse Pointe Blank

Twenty years since John Cusack’s hitman Martin Q Blank looked for redemption at a school reunion, Ashley Davies revisits the film to find out if it’s still bang on target.
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Woman of the Year: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Our writers pick the women who rocked their world in 2016. For Ashley Davies that was Fleabag's creator and star.
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Smells like pure bullshit – more bullshit

Last year, our Ashley Davies unstoppered the bottled bollocks in perfume ads. And by Jove, she’s done it again. It’s sexy sexy sex madness.
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Rated or Dated: Bad Santa

In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some celluloid classics. Billy Bob Thornton’s nasty St Nick is back in cinemas – will Ashley Davies be watching?
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Why I ❤️ Michelle Obama

Strong and seriously smart, the current first lady has spent the last eight years making an impact on America and the world with honesty, humour and kindness. Ashley Davies won’t half miss her.
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Replay: Strictly Come Dancing Live Blog: Week #5

Strictly Come Dancing was back on our screens on Saturday as the remaining couples continued to vie for the judges' big tens. Ashley Davies live blogged every step, shimmy and shake.
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“#Speakbeautiful” just sounds like “shut up and smile”

Dove’s Self-Esteem Project may be well-meaning, but it’s ruined by one infuriating element, says Ashley Davies.
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I Make the Best… Halloumi Salad

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Veggie Ashley Davies dares anyone to better her halloumi salad.
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Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog: Dessert Week

Week Seven of The Great British Bake Off was all about the desserts and Ashley Davies live blogged every last bowl scrape of the in-tent proceedings.
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Eat Here, Love: the Lobster Shack

In our continuing series trumpeting the loveliness of places where we love to scoff when we’re out of the house, Ashley Davies bigs up an East Lothian gem.