Sunday, November 5, 2023

Boats & beer

Celebrating our canal’s bicentenary with a day of fun in the sun.

Spilt milk. . .

There must have been plenty of crying over this accident, captured in a great picture from the archives of Alvechurch Historical Society.

Anita needs your votes!

indian cookery expert Anita Sharma-James has seen her culinary skills recognised in high places by reaching the regional heats of a nationwide competition.


Warm up with autumnal cake

In our occasional recipe series, keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, creates a seasonal spiced bake. This cake tastes of autumn; the apples and...

Cheers to village store!

Discerning drinkers will be excited by the opening of Village Vineyards, a new Barnt Green shop with a huge range of wines, beers and spirits.

Good day at Black Rock!

Sally Oldaker samples the unusual cooking technique that’s creating a stir at the Dodford Inn.

Merry Christmas to all!

The Village area is packed with ways to make this Christmas extra-special.

Cricket stars raise cash

Cricket stars Dougie Brown and Ashley Giles hosted the annual charity curry night in Barnt Green’s Deedar Indian Restaurant.

Curry on fundraising

The 10th annual charity curry night at the Deedar Indian Restaurant in Barnt Green raised £3,505 for cancer research.


Pies to please a crowd

Keen baker Jen Morris, of Rowney Green, makes mince pies with non-traditional fillings. The flavours of Christmas are not for everyone, and if you don’t...