Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Damp days and spring showers

Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

Garden festival

Hannah Genders prepares a stage garden for the Malvern Show.

The Queen of climbers

May! What a glorious month! Spring is well underway and the delicious promise of summer is tantalisingly close, writes Nicci Gow.

Hearts of oak

Mary Green explains the importance of oak trees in England.

Taking on Three Peaks

Students from Hunters Hill Technology College in Blackwell are in training for the arduous Three Peaks Challenge this summer, raising money for their school.

Charity ride called off

An annual charity cycle ride has come to an end after 18 years of fundraising because of participants failing to donate to charity, according to organisers.

Got to sing!

Members of a new Bromsgrove choir celebrated a huge turnout on its opening night.

Village doesn’t need vigilantes

Calls for villagers to organise their own crime patrols after a “spike” in incidents have left police bemused.

Paul’s Wilde life

Keith Woolford chats to fellow photographer Paul Wilde about his ‘all consuming’ hobby.

Meteors and Mercury brighten May nights

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.