Cosseted Christmas turkeys destined for top chefs’ tables thanks to delivery firm Delsol

Cosseted Christmas turkeys are winging their way to the tables of top restaurants thanks to delivery firm Delsol. The free-range birds are raised to the sounds of classical music and fed a home-grown grain mix at Lord Newborough’s organic Rhug Estate near Corwen. Every evening Rhug poultry manager Gareth Williams rounds up the turkeys and […]

Fat Face and H&M help deliver ringing tills for Church Square Shopping Centre

Newly-opened fashion stores Fat Face and H&M have helped to make it a busy Christmas for retailers at Church Square Shopping Centre. The busy St Helens mall is on course to welcome more than 900,000 shoppers in December, with sales expected to top £47 million. As well as the 50-plus jobs created by the new […]

Director of Fun names his top five toys for Christmas at Rochdale Exchange

TOYS on sale for Christmas at the Rochdale Exchange shopping centre have been put to the test by the mall’s official Director of Fun. Sam Doherty, nine, chose his five favourite toys on sale at Beales department store in the shopping centre, delivering his verdict on each and picking out his personal favourite. The Meanwood […]

Artistic youngsters have designs on a great Christmas

Artistic children created snowy hillsides, sparkly Christmas trees and glittery gifts when they designed their own festive cards during a special event at a Keighley shopping centre. Youngsters flocked to the Airedale shopping centre to take part in the competition organised by Pulse 1 radio station and to be in with a chance of winning […]

Santa’s magical sleigh a hit at Warrington Golden Square shopping centre

Hundreds of youngsters have been queuing to see Santa on his magical sleigh, and have a S-Elfie taken on their mobile phone, at Warrington Golden Square shopping centre. The giant red sleigh is a new addition to Golden Square this year, enabling Father Christmas to make regular tours around the shopping centre, so few people […]

Santa’s helpers spread festive fun in St Helens

Helpful elves spread Christmas cheer at a St Helens shopping centre by singing, dancing, handing out sweets, wrapping gifts and even carrying parcels. The elves provided a free helping hand to shoppers at Church Square Shopping Centre, and a touch of naughtiness, doing the conga, high-fiving youngsters and even lifting one unsuspecting shopper into the […]

Director of Fun launches Rochdale Exchange Christmas grotto in aid of children’s home

SANTA’S grotto was officially launched at Rochdale Exchange, by the shopping centre’s Director of Fun, nine-year-old Sam Doherty. Families visiting the grotto will help raise funds for the Rochdale Moorland Children’s Home, which provides activity breaks for children from difficult backgrounds. Meanwood primary school pupil Sam cut the ribbon to officially welcome Father Christmas to […]

Antlers all the rage as reindeer fashion takes over at Crompton Place

ANTLERS were all the rage at Crompton Place shopping centre as children got lessons in reindeer fashion. The Big Reindeer weekend launched the Christmas season at the Bolton mall, with special appearances by Santa and Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Festive family activities included storytelling sessions, a glitter tattoo parlour and reindeer face painting, as […]