Saturday, December 2, 2023
Alicia and friends

Horses’ happy home

Alicia Stanford (centre) and her horses Treacle and Tuffy settle into their new Alvechurch paddock with the help of (from left) Melissa Crow, Mia...


Dr Alan Woollhead and Chris Tomlin, of the North East Worcestershire Beekeepers’ Association, explain how to identify different ‘buzzy’ insects and what to do...

The secrets of ducks

Mary Green shows why our wildlife is fascinating. During my illness last year, I found watching what was going on in the world around me a...

White on black

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith highlights the stunning art of Eric Watson. Wildlife concealed in the grasses; wildlife art secluded, unsuspected, on the first floor of...

Gentle healing for your pets

A former Alvechurch resident has set up a mobile animal therapy service offering safe, gentle healing for all pets, including horses and livestock.

Snakes alive!

Kieran Blaber of Alvechurch introduces his unusual collection of pets. . .

Pets as therapy

Kelley Sprawson of Cofton Hackett explains how her dog Oscar brightens the lives of others…

Hounds for heroes

Beoley resident Helen Barker is raising funds for a charity that partners dogs with injured soldiers.

A friend in need

Joanne Hayes of Rednal describes how a rescued stray Staffie called Dash came to join her family.

Save our hedgehogs!

Charlie and Jayne of Willows Hedgehog Rescue explain the importance of helping our prickly friends.