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Village Features

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.

Sunshine yellow

Mary Green celebrates the return of springlike colour.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

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

Act now to claim your marriage allowance

Austin Broad advises on who can claim and how to do it.

Points are piling up

Alvechurch FC are leading the pack as promotion hopes rise.

Greek legends meet in February’s big sky

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Frost followed by mist

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Magic of Alhambra

Hannah Genders tours some unusual gardens while on a cycling holiday in Spain.

White on green

Mary Green explores the colours and traditions of February.

Prepare to save tax

Austin Broad suggests we make future plans as the tax year ends.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

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

Care in the community

The owner of a new independent home care agency is keen to go “back to basics” by offering a traditional, person-centred care service.

Top-quality carpentry

With spring around the corner, thoughts often turn to home renovations – and trusting an established, family-run business is the best way to ensure you get a top-quality result.

Cruising in the Adriatic

Blackwell travel counsellor Jane Ward arranges an informal cruise.

A busy start to juniors’ season

Junior rugby at Kings Norton Rugby Club – based at Ash Lane, Hopwood – re-started for the new year on January 9, with most age groups in training.

It’s not just cricket!

Even some Barnt Green residents may not be aware that their village contains a hidden gem. . .

Bantock book bonanza

Some of our readers will recall the feature we ran in 2011 when author Gavin Bantock, who grew up in Barnt Green in the 1940s and 50s, launched a book about his eccentric family’s exploits and their memories of the village.

Success enables upgrade for club

A very successful autumn season has heralded further investment at Kings Norton Rugby Club.