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Village Features

Did Shakespeare visit Alvechurch?

Alvechurch Dramatic Society’s next production will, for the first time in its nearly 70-year history, have a distinct Shakespearean flavour. Writer and director Alan Clarke explains:

Sights on dark nights

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

’Church’s goal-fest

Alvechurch FC are in great form in both league and cup.

A chilly start to autumn

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

House of healing

Hannah Genders visits a historic house and garden.

Red October

Mary Green points out the month’s colours.

Estate planning . . . with your pension

It may sound strange, but your pension may be the last thing you should draw on in retirement, writes Martin Pryor, of Pryor Portfolio.

An expert in eye care

Consultant clinical optometrist Don Williams, formerly of Eye Opticians in Barnt Green, has set up his own practice in Edgbaston, providing highly-specialised affordable private eyecare.

A simple will? No such thing!

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

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was going on around here in October 2007.

A brilliant year for Bliss

Alvechurch salon Bliss Hair Therapy is celebrating its ninth birthday – and it’s already been a fabulous year.

Our German gentle men

Cofton Hackett resident Marian Gallagher shares memories of the German POWs who became part of the village.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

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

A sight beyond words

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Where did summer go?

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Perfect time for projects

If you’re planning to get your garden growing again, now is the ideal month, says Hannah Genders.

September gold

Mary Green celebrates the bounty of autumn.

Flying start for AFC

Alvechurch FC get their league and cup season underway.

Music can improve IQ

Your children’s schedule may be overloaded with enjoyable activities. But if you’re unsure about adding music lessons to the list, let Vale Pianos show you the many great benefits to playing the piano.

Citizens of the future

Winterfold is a unique school, and this is evident from the moment you enter the school drive.

Be an independent girl

There has been a hive of activity at one small school in Droitwich Spa this Summer.

Start your RGS journey

The RGS schools are inclusive, challenging and academically stimulating.

Cuisine crosses cultures

Award-winning chef Lorenzo Richards dished up a selection of cross-culture fusion food at a special VIP event at his restaurant, The Wildmoor Oak, near Bromsgrove.

Summer of success

Bromsgrove School has once again had a successful summer of exam results.