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Village Features

Spot the satellite

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

May turns wet and cool

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Double? No trouble!

Alvechurch FC’s victory in league and cup bodes well for next season.

Top 10 at Malvern

Hannah Genders reports on her experience at Malvern Show.

Flaming June

Mary Green looks at the bright flowers of the early summertime.

Check your pension

Austin Broad advises all employees to examine the details of their new workplace schemes.

The story of my life

By his own admission, Barnt Green resident Cas Amato isn’t rich or famous – so why did he decide to write his autobiography?

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was happening around here in June 2007.

Celebrating the dawn chorus

The only way to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day is to get up early. Very early . . . almost-not-going-to-bed early, writes Keith Woolford.

Surgery in safe hands

If you are considering cosmetic surgery but are not sure where to go or who to trust, why not have an informal chat about the process with Bromsgrove aesthetician Anita Powell?

Gentle healing for your pets

A former Alvechurch resident has set up a mobile animal therapy service offering safe, gentle healing for all pets, including horses and livestock.

The power of singing!

If you fancy joining a choir but don’t think you can sing, there are a number of local groups that might suit you!

For health and heathland

Concerned readers have been asking why so many trees have been cleared on the Lickey Hills.  Head Ranger Steve Hinton explains that it is being done to preserve a very special habitat.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was happening around here in May 2007.

Taking care of trees

We are lucky to have so many beautiful trees in our villages – but sometimes they need a bit of extra looking-after, or even removal if they have become unsafe.

One girl, three men and a bump

Although missing the intro and opening song (a Good Samaritan’s trip to Kidderminster Hospital), I was nevertheless fully sated when the metaphorical curtain came down on this third offering by the Lickey Community Group, a joint venture between two Parish Councils.

Village Book Review: The Will of the State

For his second novel, Rednal author Terry Walsh (writing as Jack Walsh) has tackled an even more epic subject than the Vietnam War setting of his debut tale.

Five-star food at home

Hosting a dinner party but don’t fancy the hassle of cooking and serving it yourself? Barnt Green company The Kitchen Sink Ltd has the answer – chef Jon Powell will come to your home to create and serve a five-star meal for any occasion.

Won the league, now for the cup!

Title winners Alvechurch FC aim for the league and cup double.

Of kites and comets

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Early start to spring

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Just add water

Hannah Genders helps create a natural lake in Burcot.

Cream of the crop

Mary Green celebrates the colours of May in meadows and woodland.

End-of-term blues

Austin Broad offers ideas to those with interest-only mortgages.