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Village Features

The rise of Jupiter

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

September harvest

Mary Green continues her series on trees in the Celtic calendar.

Tai Chi for all abilities

Whether you want to learn a gentle but effective martial art or you’re looking for health and relaxation, Tai Chi and Chi-Kung (Qigong) can help.

Mars is star of show

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Your journey to recovery

A new physiotherapy and acupuncture clinic in Alvechurch aims to reduce health problems as well as boosting general wellbeing.

Great British blooms

Keen garden photographer Judy Lawrance shares some of her favourite locally-grown flowers.

Summer cooling down

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in September 2008.

Facelift for your kitchen

Dream Doors, the UK’s largest kitchen makeover company, has opened a brand-new showroom in Barnt Green.

Character through art

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith visits Bromsgrove Art Society’s annual exhibition.

We’re learning for life

The happiness of the children lies at the heart of everything at Winterfold. Good manners, a cheerful smile and a sense of purpose are seen in every pupil.

An outstanding journey

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

Develop love of learning

Applications from aspiring astronauts welcome! Or future Prime Ministers, architects, physicists. . .

Morris merriment

Pam Morley of Ælfgythe Women’s Border Morris dances through the past year’s activities.

Aiming high and wide

At Bromsgrove, pupils are treated as individuals. Everybody is expected to work hard and to accept that if they choose Bromsgrove, they are aiming high and wide and never settling for anything other than their best.

Winning start for AFC

AFC have their first trophy of the season in the bag.

Let loved ones know your final wishes

Lickey Wills specialist Sue Jenden explains why you need a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.

Cake with surprise centre

In our occasional recipe series, keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, creates a treat using fruity preserves

Care company in West Midlands top 20

Recommendations from clients gave Home Instead Senior Care Redditch and Bromsgrove the accolade for a fourth year.

Don’t get stuck in a frozen tax threshold

Martin Pryor suggests ways to lessen the impact of ‘fiscal drag’.

Our long hot summer

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Bright planets, space shuttles and meteors

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Hazel & heather

Mary Green continues her series on trees in the Celtic calendar.

Choose the right ISA to maximise savings

Martin Pryor provides a guide to the different types of ISA available.