Wednesday July 06 2022




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Village Features

Beauty at Bellissimo

The start of spring is the perfect time to treat yourself to a bit of pampering, and Burcot’s beauty salon Bellissimo offers the perfect relaxing atmosphere.

BeautyBox is growing fast

Since BeautyBox successfully relocated from Barnt Green to Catshill, the salon has gone from strength to strength.

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in March 2000.

The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in March 2010.

Reversal of fortune: value versus income

Martin Pryor explains where you can find value in today’s investment markets.

Cup final date for AFC

Alvechurch FC hope for silverware against Bromsgrove Sporting.

Wet, wild weather

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Hiding in plain sight

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Food for thought

Mary Green looks at the way our diets have changed over the years.

Garden jobs for March

Hannah Genders offers some tips for getting your garden spring-ready.

An extraordinary exhibition

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith discovers some passionate, uplifting local art.

Recital by virtuoso guitarist

Unmissable! A word which well sums up any recital by world-famous guitarist Craig Ogden, who will be paying a visit to Alvechurch in March.

Go nuts for this cake

Keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, bakes something special for Mother’s Day.

Let’s go on a journey

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to planning a holiday – but the amount of choice can be overwhelming, and not everyone has the time or the skills to organise the perfect trip themselves.

Meet your dentist: Dr Dipesh Parmar

Dr Dipesh Parmar of Acorn Dental is an internationally-renowned cosmetic and reconstructive dentist and dental educator.

Reduce bathroom waste

Cleaner Greener Alvechurch offers tips on how to go green in the bathroom.

Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was going on in February/March 2000.

Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in February 2010.

All new at Alfredo’s

There’s a new location and a new look for Alfredo’s, the traditional barbershop in the centre of Barnt Green.

A simple will? No such thing!

Lickey Wills specialist Sue Jenden offers advice on making the right Will to protect your loved ones.

It won’t happen to me. . . protecting your income

Guard your money against redundancy or ill health, says Martin Pryor.

Mild winter so far. . .

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Crucial victory in derby

Alvechurch FC have the bragging rights over Redditch United.

What can I do for biodiversity?

Mary Green provides 10 ways to ‘think global, act local’.