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Village Features

Once in a blue moon

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Trio of new garden entries

The bi-annual Alvechurch Open Gardens event will take place again in 2018, with a group of interesting gardens open to the public over the weekend of June 23 and 24.

Wintry end to the year

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Looking forward

Dave Morgan, county organiser for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), suggests ways to plan for the warmer weather.

The trees of life

Mary Green starts a new series on trees in the Celtic calendar.

The hidden Budget buy-to-let headline

Have the scales now tilted too far against BTL? asks Martin Pryor, of Pryor Portfolio.

Start your RGS journey

The RGS Journey offers an outstanding education for boys and girls aged from 2 to 18.

Welcome to Winterfold

At Winterfold, children are given the freedom and security to work and play, giving them childhood experiences they will never forget.

School is a ‘second home’ for happy girls

What’s new at Dodderhill Independent Girls? To start with, it’s the name.

Centre’s grand opening

Distinguished guests attended the Grand Opening of Bromsgrove School’s Performing Arts Centre.

Shoot-out woe for AFC

Alvechurch FC celebrate a wonder goal but rue the curse of penalties.

Your eyes in good hands

Edgbaston Eye Clinic now offers a dedicated Oculoplastic Service led by Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon Mr Y Ghosh MBBS (Hons), FRCSEd (Ophthal).

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was happening around here in December 2007–January 2008.

It’s here at last!

The Village area has everything you need for a Christmas to remember.

Davies Timber open to all

Davies Timber is well-known as one of the largest independent timber merchants in the Midlands – but many people are unaware that it is open to the public as well as for trade.

Frosts after a mild start

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Purple people power

Spice Valley Balti (SVB) in Bromsgrove will host a special fundraising dinner on Monday January 29, to raise money for the Stroke Association in Bromsgrove.

Launch of a dragon

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Being bold in the garden

Hannah Genders helps clients ‘go for it’ with a new design.

Colours of Africa

Sally Oldaker meets an artist whose work reflects his roots.

Reduce sight-loss risk

In many eye conditions, early detection is crucial to reduce the risk of sight loss as a result of retinal damage.

Sweet victory at Stourbridge

Alvechurch FC have plenty to look forward to as the year ends.

The holly bears a berry

Mary Green looks at the role of wildlife in our songs and carols.

Report reveals the real value of advice

You could save more money with the right guidance, writes Martin Pryor, of Pryor Portfolio.