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Monday, March 25, 2019

Village News


Share scouting memories

Marlbrook resident Mike Dodman, whose family has a three-generation connection with the 1st Lickey Scout Group, is trying to document its history – which...

Cup success for village U10s

Alvechurch Athletic FC U10s triumphed in the Central Warwickshire Youth Football League Winter Cup Winter Cup after a nail-biting final against Silhill Saints U10s. Alvechurch...

Success for rugby festival

An Emerging Schools Festival for Year 10s took place at Kings Norton RFC, Hopwood Park, as part of the Greater Birmingham RFU Team’s mission...

Youthful inspiration

A young Alvechurch musician has won a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and will perform at Symphony Hall this month. Violinist Megan...

Star bakers in cake contest

Cofton Hackett residents revealed some hidden culinary skills when they entered The Great Cofton Bake-Off. With 37 cakes on display at the Parish Centre in...
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Bromsgrove boys win BAFTA for short film

Two former Bromsgrove school pupils have won a BAFTA for their short film. Alex Lockwood, who attended South Bromsgrove High School and now lives in...

Age no handicap for Jake

Seven-year-old Barnt Green resident Jake Jeff-Johnston was a big winner at Bromsgrove Golf Club's annual junior awards. He won the C-League champion's trophy plus seven...

Village Life


The Village Archive. . . 10 years ago

A look back at what was happening around here in March 2009. Our March 2009 cover image was taken by photographer Gareth Thomas, whose pictures...

Keeping my cool in TV kitchen

Alvechurch villager Mike Rossiter-Eaglesfield tells how cooking has helped him to handle his anxiety so much that he’s currently starring on TV’s MasterChef. Ever since...

Family-run for 40 years

Paul Warren, Lisa Childs, Brian Warren ADVERTISEMENT FEATUREFamily-run Bromsgrove firm Broad Street DIY celebrated its 40th anniversary in...

City faces and places

Barnt Green photographer Mark Winson gives us a preview of his first exhibition.Village readers may remember our...

Imagination & illustration

Four Little Mice book cover Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith meets local poet and...

Advertisement Features


A decade of expert eyecare

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Eye Opticians of Barnt Green celebrates its 10th birthday with a brand new look. It’s 10 years since Eye Opticians opened a branch in Barnt...

Ringing the changes of the new tax year

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Tie up loose ends and plan for changes to savings and pensions, writes Martin Pryor. The tax year 2018/19 ends on Friday April 5,...
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Happy birthday to tax-free savings

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Celebrate 20 years of the ISA by making an investment, writes Martin Pryor. The arrival of the new tax year on April 6 means...

Reinvention in a box

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Leila Loves Design is an interior design business based in Barnt Green. The founder, Samantha Chorley, has created a concept that allows everyone access...

On course for bright future

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Kings Norton Golf Club is bucking the trend of golf clubs cutting budgets by investing more than £600,000 in its course. The club, at...