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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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.
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The line of duty

For the first time in her adult life, Ashley Davies has the space to hang her laundry outside and it’s become a source of simple joy.
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WTF pop lyrics

Sexist, demeaning and deeply inappropriate lyrics have been embedded in pop songs for decades. Ashley Davies has rounded up some of the best and worst.
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A foot in the door

Getting work experience is crucial when you’re breaking into the world of employment. Ashley Davies has some useful advice - some of which she wishes she’d known about when she started.
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Tell you what we want…

A joyful new video set to the Spice Girls’ breakthrough hit highlights what all girls and women really really want - equality.