Saturday, December 2, 2023

Sci-fi tale on sale

An Oakalls author has seen her debut novel go on sale as an ebook, available from major booksellers.

Show of community spirit

Sarah Rees explores life on Bromsgrove’s biggest estate in our monthly column all about the Parkalls, or should that be Oaklands?

Life after dark . . .

Sarah Rees enjoys some community spirit on the Parklands/ Oakalls . . .

When the clocks went back and the earlier dark nights arrived, there was a sudden resurgence of outdoor life on the estate. It seemed as if every child living here was dressed up and braving the chill to offer neighbours the option of a trick or a treat on October 31.

Cyclists have rights, too

Sir – This morning my father, who is 79, was almost barged off his bike on a cycle track through the Oakalls on his morning journey to the newsagent to fetch his paper.

Meet local author at book signings

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes

Bromsgrove author Sue Watson will be signing copies of her first novel, Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes, at local branches of Waterstones over the next few weeks, starting in Worcester this coming Saturday.


Family left homeless in car crash mystery

A car stolen from The Oakalls in Bromsgrove on Sunday night was deliberately crashed into a house in Redditch hours later leaving a family homeless.

Fran puts Finstall on the map in style

An exhibition of paintings to be held in Bromsgrove Library throughout October explores the village of Finstall in watercolours. Cottages and houses in the centre are mixed with views of the Finstall Lanes in all seasons to give a pictorial description of this charming village.

Fran's map of Finstall