LAURA Ashley is offering some massive discounts as it prepares to close its Taunton store this week.

The closing down sale at its premises in Belvedere Retail Park, off Station Road, includes up to 70 per cent off items - with a further 20 per cent off customers' total spend today, according to a notice in the window.

There is also "at least" 80 per cent off luggage items.

The notice says the closing down bargains are in their "last five days".

Laura Ashley has been struggling for some time and administrators were called in earlier this year.

It had been hoped a deal could be reached that would save the Taunton shop, but it was not to be.

The Laura Ashley stores has been in its current location for several years after relocating from High Street

The neighbouring premises is currently vacant after Bathstore closed down last year.