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Village Features

How to travel in style

Private chauffeured vehicles have traditionally been considered the preserve of the super-rich and famous.

Healthier drinking habits

Julie Ward is a qualified counsellor and coach who specialises in alcohol-related issues.

Lack of interest as ISA cash flows out

There are good reasons why cash ISAs are out of favour,  writes Martin Pryor.

Normal service resumes

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

What to see in the dark

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Willow weaving

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

Mid-season success for Churchmen

Trevor Ball delivers a ‘half-term’ report as Alvechurch FC look towards promotion.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

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

Ready for a new season

Hannah Genders suggests some jobs as spring approaches.

Squad’s double success

With a gap in first XV fixtures, the Kings Norton (Ash Lane, Hopwood) rugby development squad played two fixtures recently.

Financial firm gives back to community

Provest Financial Solutions, which has offices in Barnt Green and Birmingham city centre, specialises in comprehensive lifestyle financial planning, wealth management, estate planning, and generational and legacy planning services to individuals and the owners or managers of small to medium businesses.

Once in a blue moon

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.

Trio of new garden entries

The bi-annual Alvechurch Open Gardens event will take place again in 2018, with a group of interesting gardens open to the public over the weekend of June 23 and 24.

Wintry end to the year

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Looking forward

Dave Morgan, county organiser for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), suggests ways to plan for the warmer weather.

The trees of life

Mary Green starts a new series on trees in the Celtic calendar.

The hidden Budget buy-to-let headline

Have the scales now tilted too far against BTL? asks Martin Pryor, of Pryor Portfolio.

Start your RGS journey

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

Welcome to Winterfold

At Winterfold, children are given the freedom and security to work and play, giving them childhood experiences they will never forget.

School is a ‘second home’ for happy girls

What’s new at Dodderhill Independent Girls? To start with, it’s the name.

Centre’s grand opening

Distinguished guests attended the Grand Opening of Bromsgrove School’s Performing Arts Centre.

Shoot-out woe for AFC

Alvechurch FC celebrate a wonder goal but rue the curse of penalties.

Your eyes in good hands

Edgbaston Eye Clinic now offers a dedicated Oculoplastic Service led by Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon Mr Y Ghosh MBBS (Hons), FRCSEd (Ophthal).

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was happening around here in December 2007–January 2008.