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Businesses kept busy ahead of Valentine’s Day

Bunbury businesses have once again been worked off their feet in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day today. Bunbury Flower Place owner Treena Jarvis said she started placing orders for supplies as early as July. “Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year the pick-up has been a little slower …

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Valentine’s Day gift for racing fans

Thoroughbred lovers will be in for a treat this Valentine’s Day, with a seven-race program at the Bunbury Turf Club this afternoon. One runner who could be primed for a solid showing is Friar’s Gift, who has been performing solidly for the Giadresco stable. The six-year-old enters the Suncorp Handicap …

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Now it’s flowers and a carton — with love

Around Valentine’s Day every year, Geraldton flower shop owner Jenny Horsley sells a bouquet of flowers, only to see the same bundle eventually end up in her house. It’s just one of the quirks of having her own husband as a customer. Ms Horsley, 62, has owned At The Flower …

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Prada founds diversity ‘council’ after row

Italian brand Prada says it will form a diversity council to “elevate voices of colour within the company and fashion industry at large,” a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world. Two Americans, artist Theaster Gates and film director Ava DuVernay, will chair the council. The …

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Treasury Wine Estate investors pop corks with dividend boost

Treasury Wine Estate has raised a glass to shareholders, upping its interim dividend following a 15.1 per cent lift in first-half profit to $201.1 million. The world’s largest listed winemaker — which counts Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Wynn’s and Lindeman’s among a raft of Australian brands — reported its best-ever sales …

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