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Village Features

The Bard’s back yard

Hannah Genders visits a newly-restored garden in Stratford.

Battle for a beautiful garden

Dave Morgan describes the difficulties caused by wildlife and weather.

Coast and countryside

We certainly did have a flaming June this year, and the first part of July. I don’t know what it was about the specific conditions, but the flowering of orchids in the area was the best I’ve ever seen.

Learning through play

A Bromsgrove resident is using her expertise to offer fun and interactive educational classes for babies, toddlers and preschools in Bromsgrove, Redditch and beyond.

Welcome to Barney’s!

A new Alvechurch business is proving that it’s not just women who like to be pampered – at Barney’s Barbers, men are offered the full grooming experience, from hot towels to the latest hair styles.

AFC are a cut above!

Alvechurch FC get into shape for the new season.

Summer keeps up heat

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Tale of two eclipses

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Cheers to village store!

Discerning drinkers will be excited by the opening of Village Vineyards, a new Barnt Green shop with a huge range of wines, beers and spirits.

Fusion of old and new

Dave Morgan previews the latest exhibition by an Alvechurch art group.

Third trophy for AFC

Alvechurch FC wrap up their season in the best possible way.

Ravens put on a show

NEW Ravens RLFC recently held their first junior camp weekend at Hopwood, which was very well attended.

Renew love of rugby

Kings Norton Rhinos RFC, based at Hopwood, are looking for boys who will be starting school year 10 in September to join their successful under-15s team for the 2017-18 season.

Spica’s brightness

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Jazz concert is a fizzy delight

Not what you’d expect. No, not at all.

A month of extremes

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Greening grey Britain

Hannah Genders explores a garden project that aims to add greenery to our urban spaces.

Protect the future with a family trust

Austin Broad discusses how inheritance tax could affect you.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was happening around here in July/August 2007.

New leader for arts school

Students at the Bromsgrove Stagecoach School are embarking on an exciting new journey as they prepare to work with a new performing arts leadership team.

A garden for the senses

Village care home unveils vibrant new garden to help residents enjoy time outdoors.

Summer days

Mary Green admires the purple hues of July.

Charity ball to benefit hospital

As Singletons Nurseries marks its 70th birthday, the owners are making sure their celebrations will also benefit charity.

Spot the satellite

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.