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Ashley James strips naked to share empowering body confidence message

Ashley James strips naked to share empowering body confidence message

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And Ashley James stripped completely naked to send yet another empowering message to her Instagram followers on Monday.The former Made In Chelsea looked happy and relaxed as she flaunted every inch of her incredible curves in a steamy bathtub snap.Uploading to her 216,000 followers, the blonde bombshell strategically covered her bare breasts and ditched the makeup as she took a soak.The stunning model candidly admitted that despite not working out as much recently she still feels positive about her shape. Related Articles She wrote: “Splish splash, I was taking a bath.“A combination of travelling a lot and being injured has left me a lil’ [sic] less toned than I usually am but am I less able of having fun? No.I've had the best few months of my life. Do I still feel desirable? Absolutely
Mike Ashley releases furious statement after Debenhams collapses

Mike Ashley releases furious statement after Debenhams collapses

Business
By Ganesh Rao, business reporter Mike Ashley has described the administration of Debenhams as a "national scandal", with the Sports Direct owner urging the process to be reversed.The embattled department store was immediately taken over by its lenders on Tuesday after a revised last-ditch offer by Mr Ashley was rejected. Debenhams stores are continuing to trade normally for now, but dozens of branches are already facing closure - and shareholders including Sports Direct, which owned a stake of almost 30%, have been wiped out.Mr Ashley, who has made numerous attempts at a takeover, said in a statement to the stock exchange: "As normal, politicians and regulators fiddled whilst Rome burnt."These politicians and regulators have proven to be as effective as a choc...
Mike Ashley: Debenhams directors should take lie detector tests

Mike Ashley: Debenhams directors should take lie detector tests

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has accused the board of Debenhams of "falsehood and denials" and even suggested that its directors take lie detector tests, hours before a key deadline on the department store's future.Sports Direct, which owns 30% of the struggling chain, wants to install Mr Ashley as chief executive as it seeks either to refinance the business or take it over entirely. But relations between the two companies have descended into acrimony with Sports Direct suggesting that members of the Debenhams board take lie detector tests over a disputed meeting.Without a deal between the two sides by the end of Monday, the 340-year-old chain faces being placed into a pre-pack administration with lenders taking contro...
Debenhams: Mike Ashley says make me boss for £150m

Debenhams: Mike Ashley says make me boss for £150m

Business
Retail tycoon Mike Ashley has offered a £150m cash injection to ailing retailer Debenhams - as long as he can become its chief executive.Mr Ashley, who is Debenhams' biggest shareholder, has been embroiled in a battle for control with its board.Last week, the retailer challenged Mr Ashley to table a firm takeover offer or abandon his attempt to take control and provide funding instead.Debenhams has refused to comment on the offer.Days before a lender-imposed deadline is due to expire, Sports Direct has offered to underwrite £150m of new equity funding for the retailer but only if Mr Ashley becomes chief executive and £148m of debt is written off by lenders, who include banks and hedge funds.'Relieve pressure'The department store chain's financiers are con
Debenhams holds door open for Ashley despite refinancing

Debenhams holds door open for Ashley despite refinancing

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter Debenhams has opened the door to a future under Mike Ashley despite pressing ahead with its restructuring after securing a £200m refinancing.The chain said the deal with its bondholders allowed it to proceed with its previous proposals to slash up to 50 stores and reduce rent bills - adding it was "very likely" existing shareholders, including Mr Ashley's Sports Direct, would be wiped out. However, its statement said that the retail tycoon, who currently holds 30% of Debenhams stock, still had the opportunity to save his holdings - subject to certain conditions being met.Mr Ashley had sought support earlier this week for a possible takeover, which he made conditional on the refinancing being abandoned and on him being i