Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Rain turns to heatwave

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.


JUNE 2012

‘Community’ is a very interesting concept. It lies at the heart of existence for most living things, from a host of daffodils on a hillside to the teeming streets of a city of 15 million humans.

Fun and games in Blackwell

The 2012 Olympics may be taking place 100 miles away in London, but residents of Blackwell will only have to travel down the road to get involved in the spirit of the Games.

Musical treat in Barnt Green

St Andrew’s Church will host the renowned Sinfonia of Birmingham on Saturday July 7, for an evening of orchestral delights.

Village Archive: 10 years ago…

A look back at what was happening round here in June 2002.

UFO picture plea

We would like to ask if anyone takes photos of the Queen (or already has photos of her and Prince Philip) we might be able to include them in the forthcoming Silver Jubilee edition of Haunted Skies covering the 1977 period of unexplained activity.

Homes views sought

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Scout & Guide HQ officially opened

Villagers packed into the new Barnt Green Scout & Guide HQ to see its official opening by Digby, Lord Jones.

New art on show in Rubery

If you missed artist Neil Buchanan last time he came to Rubery, now is your chance to meet the former Art Attack presenter as he launches a brand new collection of limited edition fine art.