• High-flyer Michelle helps holidaymakers travel 350 times around the world and lands top award

  • Big hearted travel boss opens new store and makes fundraising pledge to help youngsters with special needs

  • Spire Fylde Coast Hospital staff trained in how to spot signs of modern slavery

  • Clothes rail project launches at Stretford Mall to help those in need stay warm this winter

Eco award for Rochdale Exchange after shopping centre slashes energy use

A major project to cut energy use at Rochdale Exchange shopping centre, including a £180,000 investment in brighter and safer LED lighting, has won a top environmental award. Shopping Centre bosses were presented with a prestigious Green Apple award after a raft of eco-friendly changes, also including the introduction of faster ticketless parking. The shopping centre’s […]

Nick makes his mark with new Personalised Gifts shop at Crompton Place in Bolton

A NEW shop which allows customers to create bespoke gifts with their own slogans and designs has opened at Crompton Place shopping centre, creating three new jobs. The venture, called Personalised Gifts, is an expansion for businessman Nick Wood, who has run the Card & Party Centre at the mall in Bolton, for the last […]

South Wirral garden centre strikes partnership with Welsh food firm

A Wirral garden centre has struck a new partnership with a Welsh centre of excellence for food. Gordale Garden Centre in Burton has joined forces with  Bodnant Welsh Food Centre to stock its range of specialist meat cuts, award-winning burgers, BBQ range and bangers. Welsh Retailer of the Year 2015, Bodnant is also seeking to […]

Get ready for Santa Elfies at Golden Square

Youngsters can grab an Elfie photo with Santa at Warrington’s Golden Square Shopping Centre this Christmas. Santa’s sleigh, driven by his Elf Chauffeur, will be touring the centre from December 5 and every weekend throughout the month, then up until December 23. The sleigh will stop outside Debenhams, where youngsters can hop aboard to have […]

Santa’s Elves get set for Christmas fun

Santa’s Elves are heading to St Helens to bring some Christmas fun to Church Square Shopping Centre. The mischievous Elves will be in the centre on Saturday December 5 from 11am to 4pm, and again on December 12 and December 19 to lend a helping hand to shoppers – all for free. They will be […]

X Factor star Josh Daniel star switches on Christmas lights

X Factor heartthrob Josh Daniel spread festive cheer when he helped light up Keighley for Christmas. Hundreds of fans gathered at the town’s Airedale Shopping Centre to hear him perform new tracks and carry out his official duties with Santa and the town’s Mayor, Cllr Javaid Akhtar. The singer, who shot to fame after moving judge […]

Hundreds set to take part in spectacular Warrington Lantern Parade

HUNDREDS of people are set to take part in Warrington Lantern Parade, as it snakes through the streets before a spectacular finale amid the festive stalls at Golden Square’s Christmas Village. The magical procession of sparkling lights organised by Culture Warrington will start at Queens Gardens at 6.45pm on December 10, and finish with entertainment […]

Steady start to Black Friday as shoppers pick up bargains at Golden Square Shopping Centre

Shoppers were out in force at Warrington’s Golden Square shopping centre to pick up Black Friday bargains. The centre opened its doors at 8am and saw a steady flow of shoppers to stores, all hoping to get discounts on a range of goods and Christmas gifts. Officers Club manager Helen Baldwin said: “It’s gone really […]