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Village Features

Exploring the history of Bath

Members of the Kingfisher Probus Club travelled to Bath to explore the Roman Baths, guided by its curator/manager Stephen Clews who had previously given a talk to the group.

If you go up to the woods today . . .

Keith Woolford meets a bear and a Robot in the Lickey Hills.

Title race ramps up

Alvechurch FC are enjoying dominance in league and cup.

Large and small

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Wet, windy and warm

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Incredible edibles

Hannah Genders visits an urban food-growing project in Bristol.

Blue haze

Mary Green takes a closer look at April’s vibrant plant life.

City with stories to tell

Blackwell resident Ludmila Kettle shares her memories of an inspiring trip.

Get ready for LISA

Austin Broad explains the benefits of the new Lifetime ISA, or LISA.

The art of decorating

Now is the ideal time of year to redecorate – and whether it’s just a couple of rooms or the whole house, it’s well worth trusting the experts to deliver a top-quality finish that will give your home the wow factor. 

Learn to make a mosaic

Village readers will recall our photos of the special mosaic at Alvechurch Middle School in memory of pupil Finlay Church – and now its creator is offering workshops where participants can learn to make a mosaic of their own.

Top award for family firm

Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove is celebrating once again after winning a prestigious accolade at the annual DIY Week Awards.

Do yourself and your family a real favour

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

Scent of summer

Summer is on its way and perhaps it’s time to dust off that barbecue. . .

Village Book Review: Securing the Narrow Sea

Barnt Green author Steve Dunn’s fifth book on WWI naval exploits is another incredibly detailed account of a crucial but largely forgotten battle.

Act on alcohol problems

Alcohol problems are being tackled at a growing rate by a private practice owned by Julie Ward, a qualified counsellor and coach with extensive experience in the treatment of alcohol-related issues.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

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

Spring-clean your drive

Now that spring is in the air, thoughts often turn to sprucing up your home – but don’t forget about the exterior!

Inspired by spirit of Six Nations

Kings Norton Rugby Club has been holding club social events in conjunction with the Six Nations Championship.

Eyes on prize at AFC

Alvechurch FC are on target for the league and cup double.

Change how you drink

Julie Ward, a qualified counsellor and coach with extensive experience in the treatment of alcohol-related issues, wants to spread the word that she now has offices located in Worcester, Kidderminster and Kings Norton as well as Bromsgrove.

Giant of the skies

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

One ice day of winter

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Sow seeds of summer

Hannah Genders suggests ways to get your garden ready for the year ahead.