Monday March 25 2019




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Village Features

On course for bright future

Kings Norton Golf Club is bucking the trend of golf clubs cutting budgets by investing more than £600,000 in its course.

Reinvention in a box

Leila Loves Design is an interior design business based in Barnt Green.

AFC unbeaten in seven

Alvechurch leap back into play-off places with an unbeaten run.

Keeping my cool in TV kitchen

Alvechurch villager Mike Rossiter-Eaglesfield tells how cooking has helped him to handle his anxiety so much that he’s currently starring on TV’s MasterChef.

The Village Archive… 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in March 2009.

The Village Archive. . . 20 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in March 1999.

Tricky politics of trade war

This is Steve Dunn’s seventh naval history book, and with two more already in progress, you’d think there wouldn’t be many aspects of the Royal Navy’s WWI exploits the Barnt Green author hadn’t already covered.

Tales of mice and men

Four very different books form the latest offering from Rednal author Jack Walsh.

Happy birthday to tax-free savings

Celebrate 20 years of the ISA by making an investment, writes Martin Pryor.

Mild end to the winter

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Here’s a health to the bird in the bush

Mary Green praises ‘good’ hedges and the birds that use them.

All things green and growing

Hannah Genders looks forward to another busy Malvern Show.

Beyond traditional lace

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith encourages readers to visit a contemporary lace exhibition at Artrix.

Treats for Mum

Keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, suggests pretty ‘daisy cakes’ as a simple gift for Mothering Sunday.

The food of love

Keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, creates a chocolatey treat for the most romantic day of the year . . . (contains sugar!)

Chance to look after a classic

An unusual project is enabling younger drivers to truly experience ‘classic’ motoring.

The Village Archive. . . 10 Years Ago

A look back at what was happening around here in February 2009.

The Village Archive. . . 20 Years Ago

A look back at what was happening around here in February 1999.

‘Moderate February’ live seminar

If you are doing Dry January then keep going, writes Julie Ward, alcohol specialist and managing director of ACT Alcohol Ltd.

Make plans now to fund a child’s future

Financing a child’s path to adulthood is a long-term commitment, writes Martin Pryor.

Could winter still bite?

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Plant wisdom

Mary Green looks at the hidden powers of our plants.

Don’t miss a garden treat

Dave Morgan looks ahead to garden openings across the Village area.

Imagination & illustration

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith meets local poet and illustrator Penny Turner.