BREAKING NEWS: Snow causes watch and jewellery stores across the country to close

WELLS, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 01: People walk around the near empty main shopping street as the forecasted snow arrives in Wells on March 1, 2018 in Somerset, England. Freezing weather conditions dubbed the "Beast from the East" combines with Storm Emma coming in from the South West of Britain to bring further snow and sub-zero temperatures causing chaos on roads and shutting schools. Red weather warnings for snow have been seen in the UK for the first time and five people have died as a result. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Laings has announced on social media that all four of its stores are closed due to the snow.

In a post at lunchtime on Thursday, the company said: “Due to adverse weather all Laings stores in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southampton & Cardiff are closed We apologise for any inconvenience.”


The nationwide shut down followed postponement of a major customer event in Cardiff, where the Parkhouse store, owned by Laings of Edinburgh until it was bought by Laings last year, was due to re-open under the Laings name.

The store has been re-branded and given a “sparkling makeover” according to Laings.



Michael Spiers, which has a network of watch and jewellery stores in the Southwest of England, has been hit by some of the heaviest snow storms, and announced yesterday that the majority of its stores would be closed. “Our Taunton, Truro and Exeter stores will be closed for the day due to weather conditions. Our store will be open,” the company said on Twitter.

Beaverbrooks, with around 70 stores nationwide, issued advice yesterday for customers to check with their local stores to see if they were open. “Please note that due to adverse weather conditions, a number of our stores have closed today. We advise customers to visit their local store webpage before travelling to see if they are affected,” the company said on Twitter.

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