Monthly Archives: August, 2009

A taste of the tropics

Hannah Genders takes a trip to an African paradise – just up the road from here!

Building a new lifestyle

Local firm Lifestyle Building carries out a full range of building work, including timber-framed extensions and fabulous garden rooms (no job too small..!)

Village teen venue appeal

A group of mums in Alvechurch has launched an initiative to find somewhere for their teenagers to meet.

In praise of young inventors

The Chairman of Bromsgrove District Council presented prizes to the winners at the regional final of the Rotary Young Persons Competition for Innovation and Design, held at Bromsgrove School in July.

Best feet forward

Could your child be a football star of the future?

Another wet one for the records

July was quite a notable month with the second highest rainfall locally over the last 20 years: 162.6mm,  which is 324 per cent of the local normal. The other wet July was in 2007 when we had 194.7mm of rain.

Getting good interest from a small investment

The first green shoots of economic recovery are appearing, according to economists, and if you want to get the first green shoots in your garden, then planting a few spring flowering bulbs now will give you a great return for your investment.

Skydive for charity

Alvechurch mum Sue Diprose falls from 11,000 ft to raise money towards finding a cure for pulmonary hypertension.

Making a difference

Barnt Green Youth Parish Council chairwoman Melissa Sykes reflects on what can be achieved for young people - by young people.

Excellence and accessibility

King Edward’s boasts exceptional exam results and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.