Monthly Archives: September, 2004

Treats for face & body

Harvey’s in Earlswood have even more to offer this season. . . Already providing a wide range of health and beauty treatments from nail extensions to...

Rocks & roll

Sally Oldaker discovers the benefits of a massage with a difference. The last time I had anything to do with “Hot Rocks”, it involved a biker-themed nightclub and...

Superior interiors

We ask Barnt Green interior designer Mary Barber Fray for her autumn forecast. It’s usually springtime when people get inspired to redecorate and update their...

Rendering protest grows

The protest against plans for an animal carcass rendering plant at Hopwood has been gathering momentum with a series of public meetings across the...

The (giant) parish pump

Ian Hayes on an ingenious solution to canal water shortages. When “Printer” Heming, proprietor and editor of the Redditch Indicator, visited the upper Arrow Valley...

Blackwell Club: going strong at 100

Blackwell Club is celebrating its centenary this year with a host of special events to mark the occasion. Although the official birthday is November...

Living the dream

A walk past Alvechurch Marina gave Philippa and Martine the idea of escaping the rat race. Just a few months later, writes Philippa, they had...

Why install a library handrail now?

It would be interesting to know how much more money has been wasted on erecting a handrail after all this time to a library...

From the kerbside . . . to the gutter

I have been attempting to get satisfactory responses about Barnt Green street cleaning – or lack of it – for six months. I have...

Labour calls up a major

The man with the task of swinging this area’s voters to Labour should have few problems planning his campaign. As a Major in the...