Cold, flu… or COVID-19?

Is it just a cold?

With winter approaching, there’ll be runny noses, coughing and sneezing all over the place, and symptoms for each can be similar. This year, it is more important than ever to prevent the spread of respiratory infections, so how do you tell if you or your someone in your bubble has just got a cold… or something else?

How to get motivated during Lockdown #2

With nights drawing in, and the temperature dropping, many people are finding this second lockdown more of a struggle than the first. Normal routines are out of the window, again, and finding the motivation to get anything done, or even to simply get up and dressed, can be a daily battle for some. 

The simplest way to get yourself some motivation is to set yourself some small goals.

Addressing Global Deforestation

Chelmsford Star has joined Co-ops across the UK in writing to the government, reminding them of their responsibility to hold businesses to account when it comes to practises that affect our planet and its vital ecosystems.

In a letter written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Chelmsford Star praised the government’s proposal to introduce a process of due diligence when it comes to corporate practises, specifically in the role of addressing deforestation, but encouraged them to go further.

Latest update on 'Lockdown 2'

With a second lockdown starting this week, how has Chelmsford Star adapted?


The Co-operative Food

It's business as usual in our food stores at the moment, by which we mean there are no alterations to opening hours and hopefully no loss of availability. If everyone buys sensibly, we won't have to place limits on items and there will be plenty for everyone.


20% OFF Selected Fashion in Chelmsford Quadrant

Now is a perfect time to update your autumn/winter wardrobe.

Starting on Saturday 31st October, there will be 20% off* selected fashion brands in our Chelmsford Quadrant Store (listed below).

Hurry this offer ends 7th November 2020.


  • Robell
  • Joe Browns 
  • Betty Barclay
  • Mama B
  • Esprit
  • Joules


  • Haworth
  • Gant
  • Lyle & Scott

*Full price merchandise only - excludes sale and clearance stock

'Holiday To Help Out' scheme launches on 2nd November...

Consumers urged to “don’t just dream, book” a trip with their travel agent using a raft of discounts designed to breathe life into a stagnant sector hit by Covid-19

Wanderlusters across the country are being urged to turn their armchair dreaming into reality by taking advantage of a host of discounts and special offers launched as part of the new Holiday To Help Out campaign.

New to Quadrant stores - The Weimann Cambridge Range...

Wiemann’s range of bedrooms and wardrobes offers a fabulous choice of designs, styles, finishes and storage solutions to suit large rooms or small, modern or traditional tastes, those on a tight budget or wanting to invest in the best.

From the master bedroom and dressing room, to the kids’ room or the guest room, there’s a Wiemann bedroom or wardrobe that’s just the thing and they’re available in our Quadrant Department Stores.

5 features we love about Totes Cirrus rain boots...

Make sure your little one stays dry during mud season and through every puddle splash with the totes Cirrus Rain Boots.These pull-on rubber rain boots are made with revolutionary Everywear technology and are 60% lighter than ordinary rain boots, plus they’re waterproof and slip-resistant----so your children can fearlessly and comfortably face those rainy-day adventures.Lifetime durability and comfort that lasts, the Cirrus rain boots are ready for fun and games...rain, snow, sleet, or shine.

Available in Braintree Quadrant.