Saturday, December 2, 2023
The new Class 730 Aventra arrives at Alvechurch. Picture/David Bissett

Train of the future takes a test run

There was great excitement among rail enthusiasts when the prototype replacement train for the Cross-City line stopped off at village stations.The new West Midlands...
Tim Roberts stops to admire the view during the Tour Divide race.

Eating up the mountains

ALVECHURCH extreme cyclist Tim Roberts is back in training – this time for The Silk Road Mountain Race through Kyrgyzstan.Tim completed the Tour Divide...
Here to help: Some of Alvechurch station’s new friends.

Friends of the station

A group of villagers have volunteered to adopt their local station to make it better for everyone.The Alvechurch residents have now been given a...
jane michelle

Let’s go on a journey

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to planning a holiday – but the amount of choice can be overwhelming, and not...
Bryce Canyon

Photography as art

Bromsgrove artist Richard McIlwraith hopes to inspire readers with his travel pictures. If they are strong enough pieces of art, the images within this article...
quarry wildflowers

Heart of stone

Mary Green explores an island with a thriving ecosystem. I recently spent a week on a magical island, with amazing wildlife, spectacular views, clean beaches, a...

A seamless service

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Since setting up in business last year, Seamless Chauffeur has attracted plenty of customers – so much so that the firm has been...

How to travel in style

Private chauffeured vehicles have traditionally been considered the preserve of the super-rich and famous.

Coast and countryside

We certainly did have a flaming June this year, and the first part of July. I don’t know what it was about the specific conditions, but the flowering of orchids in the area was the best I’ve ever seen.

Exploring the history of Bath

Members of the Kingfisher Probus Club travelled to Bath to explore the Roman Baths, guided by its curator/manager Stephen Clews who had previously given a talk to the group.