Hollywood heartthrob Tom Hardy heading to Brum for premiere of Locke

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Driven: Tom Hardy in Locke

11:45am Monday 14th April 2014

HOLLYWOOD hotshot actor Tom Hardy will be in the Midlands this week for the premiere of his brand new film Locke.

In fine Voice

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Ricky Wilson, centre, with the Kaiser Chiefs

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Ricky Wilson is the man of the moment thanks to a certain TV talent show. But it was very nearly game over for the Kaiser Chiefs, as Andy Welch finds out.

Jim joins the judging panel

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Jim joins the judging panel

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

An interview with horticulturalist Jim Buttress, about the problems of staging a TV gardening competition - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Ape expectations in Rwanda

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A gorilla with her baby at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

April marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide which tore Rwanda apart. Sarah Marshall finds out how, two decades on, gorilla conservation and wildlife tourism are putting this African country on the path to a brighter future.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Billy Bragg,"Live at the Union Chapel London" (Cooking Vinyl)- The atmospheric Union Chapel in Islington provided the venue for a very special Billy Bragg concert in June 2013, as the Bard of Barking and his impressive band regaled their London audience with some choice extracts from his recently released album,"Tooth & Nail" and a generous helping of classic creations from his illustrious back catalogue. Bragg's approach to music-making may be a little more mellow and folksy these days but the passage of time hasn't dimmed the impact of emotionally charged ditties such as "Between The Wars" or "Never Buy The Sun," and this splendid CD/DVD package closes with Billy's solo rendition of the entire "Life's A Riot With Spy Vs.Spy" album.

DVD Review - April 12

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DVD Review - April 12

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

"Grief can be a great force for energy"

Bromsgrove Advertiser: "Grief can be a great force for energy"

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Pottery queen Emma Bridgewater's creations may be bright and breezy, but there's a lot of heartache behind her success. She tells Hannah Stephenson about her mother's tragic accident and how stress took its toll on her health.

Making a break for fitness

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Making a break for fitness

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Lunch breaks can be a great chance to top up your fitness and boost your wellbeing. Lynsey Charleston works out some work-break wonders.

It's fight or flight for Hathaway

Bromsgrove Advertiser: It's fight or flight for Hathaway

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Despite a triumphant awards season, Anne Hathaway's overexposure led to a vitriolic attack from the world's media last year. Now, she's emerged from the shadows ready for the spotlight once more, as Susan Griffin discovers.

The bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

9:58am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Would you spot autism in a colleague?

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Would you spot autism in a colleague?

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Autism may be a more familiar word these days, but misunderstanding about the condition is still rife. As World Autism Awareness Day approaches, Lisa Salmon hopes that will change.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

'Cancer is a constant worry'

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'Cancer is a constant worry'

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

She's never lost for words on the Loose Women panel, but at first, Coleen Nolan "bottled up" her heartache over her late sister Bernie's cancer. Hannah Stephenson finds out when the grief hit hardest.

A blooming great 50th anniversary

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A blooming great 50th anniversary

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

An interview with Alan Titchmarsh as he celebrates 50 years in horticulture - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Life is sweet in the Caribbean

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Life is sweet in the Caribbean

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Bars, beaches and renditions of Bruno Mars songs are attracting a young party crowd to Barbados, says Lauren Turner.

DVD Review - March 29

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DVD Review - March 29

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

A new dawn for Mt Warning

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A new dawn for Mt Warning

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

What's hot and what's not in this week's new releases.

Collette's down but not out

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Collette's down but not out

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

She has talent in spades, but it's her likeability that makes Toni Collette most stand out. As her latest movie, A Long Way Down, is released, the Australian actress tells Keeley Bolger about parenthood, stage fright and why she's pleased she didn't jack it all in.

Never ending stories

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Never ending stories

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

When his elderly father became depressed, entrepreneur Roy Moed decided it was time to start a new chapter. The creator of LifeBook UK tells Abi Jackson his story.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

Revival on the dance floor

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Revival on the dance floor

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Helped by her stint on Strictly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back and riding high in the charts with her new album Wanderlust. With a tour about to start, she tells Andy Welch about her mini-renaissance.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A decade on from the runaway success of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the fuss has died down and Lynne Truss has regained control of her life. As her new horror novel's published, Hannah Stephenson discovers why she's happier being out of the spotlight.

Go and grow eco

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Go and grow eco

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tips to make your garden more eco-friendly - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Cracking the Norse code in Norway

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cracking the Norse code in Norway

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Inspired by British Museum's new Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition, Sarah Marshall visits Norway's rugged and mountainous Lofoten Islands, where Norse legends and fishermen's tales abound.

DVD Review - March 22

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DVD Review - March 22

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Follow the stars to this stunning corner of Mallorca

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Hotel Illa D'Or

12:14pm Friday 21st March 2014

Crime writer Agatha Christie did it in 1932 and based one of her celebrated ‘whodunnits’ on it, writes Alf Bennett.

No-one can hold a candle to Scottish trio Chrvrches

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Chvrches

10:00am Monday 17th March 2014

It's reasonable to say that 'Scottish synthpop' is a pretty hard sell in this day and age, writes Phil Barnett.

DVD Review - March 15

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DVD Review - March 15

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Calm and chaos in India

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Calm and chaos in India

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Combining sightseeing with super spas, Nilima Marshall explores the contrasting delights of Delhi and Udaipur.

Wellbeing tips for mums

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Wellbeing tips for mums

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Give yourself the gift of wellbeing this Mother's Day. Experts share their personal tips with Abi Jackson - and show that you don't need fancy spas and endless spare time to boost the feel-good factor.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.

It can be a woman's world, says Trollope

Bromsgrove Advertiser: It can be a woman's world, says Trollope

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope believes women can have the career and the children - and shouldn't feel guilty about it. The vital thing, as she tells Hannah Stephenson, is that we support each other's choices, whatever they are.

Guys and dolls

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Guys and dolls

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

The nation's ears have a lot of affection for Elbow and the band's frontman, Guy Garvey. No wonder, says Andy Welch, as he settles down for a chinwag with the refreshingly honest and down to earth singer-songwriter.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Gardening Gifts for mum

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Gardening Gifts for mum

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Tips on how to choose some of the best mum-friendly gardening gifts - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Aaron Paul: Welcome to the fast lane

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Aaron Paul: Welcome to the fast lane

7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Following his award-winning turn as drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul's career is really revving up. Shereen Low catches up with the American actor and finds out why he's now completely addicted to fast cars.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard has seen a lot of changes during her time as a GP, including a rise in people asking for counselling. She reflects, and tells Hannah Stephenson about her own dramas, including being stalked and the terrifying time an intruder barged into her home.

Lawn care after the flood

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Lawn care after the flood

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Tips on how gardeners can revive their waterlogged lawns and bring them back to their former glory - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Spurred on by America's lone star state

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Spurred on by America's lone star state

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Denise Bailey discovers she's a cowgirl at heart on a trip to Texas.

No smoke without dire risk

Bromsgrove Advertiser: No smoke without dire risk

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

It's common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health - but it's not just people with heavy habits who could be puffing their way towards problems. This year's No Smoking Day is urging part-time smokers to quit too. Abi Jackson reports.

A very clever Foxes

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A very clever Foxes

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Foxes has been busy featuring on other artists' music but is now ready to go it alone. The singer, Louise Rose Allen, tells Andy Welch about her upcoming debut album, her recent Grammy win - and why cake is the answer to life's problems.

Perk up your patio

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Perk up your patio

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Tips on how to prep your patio ready for spring - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - March 1

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DVD Review - March 1

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

A Fiennes romance

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A Fiennes romance

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas teams up with old pal Ralph Fiennes in The Invisible Woman, which tells the story of Charles Dickens' affair with a young actress. She tells Jeananne Craig why being cast as 'the mother' wasn't all bad - and why director Fiennes was a "terrible bully".

Happy Ghanniversary to an Aussie icon

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Happy Ghanniversary to an Aussie icon

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

It's 10 years since The Ghan made its maiden trip across Australia. A decade on, Richard Jones finds that the iconic train is still very much on track.

Pin-pointing the benefits of acupuncture

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Pin-pointing the benefits of acupuncture

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Some 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year in the UK, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies. Ahead of Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 3-10), Abi Jackson channels her inner pin cushion to find out what it's all about.

Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

The latest reviews from Kevin Bryan.








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