Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway comes to Britannia

One of Britain’s biggest TV shows, Saturday Night Takeaway, is coming to Britain’s biggest ship

We’re excited to announce that P&O Cruises will be welcoming Ant & Dec on board to host a special episode of ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway live from the top deck of Britannia in Barcelona on Saturday, April 2 2016!

Filmed in front of a live audience of our guests, Ant & Dec will be going overboard with celebrity guests, stunts, incredible performances, competitions and plenty of surprises along the way.

Local Charity Benefits from a ‘Sixties’ night

Chelmsford Star Co-operative joined forces with the Chelmsford Rotary Clubs in a 1960’s evening held in the quadrant department store on Wednesday 18th November. The aim was to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation and the Society’s charity of the year, Southend and Chelmsford MIND.

Over 220 attended enjoying a 60’s style buffet including old favourites such as spam fritters and cheese on sticks washed down with Black Tower wine.

Our taste test winners are ‘possibly the perfect mince pies!’

This weekend, in the Sunday Express magazine’s taste test, our Truly Irresistible 6 Luxury All Butter Mince Pies were crowned the winners – topping the league with an unbeatable score of 10/10!

Sampling the supermarkets’ festive fare to find the best ready-made alternatives, the testers deemed ours to be quite ‘possibly the perfect mince pies!’ The combination of ‘deliciously soft, melt-in-the-mouth pastry’ brimming with ‘big, juicy fruit’ and ‘zesty filling’ scored top points, while the sugar glaze topping was described as ‘just enough… to add crunch without being sticky.’

Star Funerals Hold Special Christmas Service in the Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services are holding their annual Remembrance Service this year in the Trinity Methodist Church Hall, in Rainsford Road, Chelmsford on Friday 11th December from 6.30pm to 8pm.

The event ran for a number of years initially from the funeral home at Baddow Road, but it became so popular that it was re-located in 2012, in the hall at St Luke’s Church. It has now outgrown that to so it has now been moved to the new venue in Chelmsford city centre. 

Funeral Operations Manager Craig Jackson commented;

Blofelds Iconic ‘62’ Chair - exclusive to quadrant

With its strong heritage in handcrafting beautiful upholstery, G Plan Vintage relaunched its famous winged armchair, known as “The World’s Most Comfortable Chair”, in 2013.

The original 6250 chair took the swivel idea from the very best offices in the 1960s and added the hypnotic appeal of rocking, the sheer convenience of gliding and made it perfectly balanced. In the famous 1967 James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice’, Blofeld spins around in the iconic black vinyl version of the chair.

Chelmsford Star Announces Interim Results for 2015

Essex based Co-operative; Chelmsford Star vigilantly announced its half yearly results to members at an evening meeting held on Monday 12th October at the quadrant department store, Chelmsford. 

Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood told the audience that 2015 was the most difficult year he could ever recall. This was due to a number of factors including price deflation on both food and fuel, an increase in direct competition to the society’s food and funeral business plus the growth of the discounters within the area.

An Exclusive Pyrex Collection for Chelmsford Star Food Stores

Chelmsford Star Co-operative is running a Pyrex promotion across all its 40 food stores from Monday 19th October to Sunday 10th January 2016.  

Customers simply collect stickers, one for every £5 on the majority of purchases and adhere them to a collector card. Once they have collected 20, the card can be redeemed against one of 8 items in the collection at up to 83% off the retail recommended price.

Springfield Stores to Receive Major Refits

As part of its refit strategy, Chelmsford Star Co-operative is to refit its two Springfield stores within the next two months.

Both stores at 15 Havengore and 14-15 Torquay Road will close for a short period to enable floor and ceiling work to be carried out.

  • Havengore will close from Saturday 24th October at 5pm and will re-open on Thursday 5th November at 10am.
  • Torquay Road will close from Saturday 14th November at 5pm and will re-open on Thursday 26th November at 10am.

John Clarke, Food Operations Manager commented