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My Kings Heath The Independent directory of businesses serving the residents of Kings Heath

KINGS HEATH EAST Delivered FREE to 2,000 homes

August/September 2011


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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your August issue of My Kings Heath.

IN THIS ISSUE

If your business includes Kings Heath as part of its target market then you should be advertising with us. Or if you have a story of local interest to tell then please let me know.

Summer fun for everyone at mac

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My Kings Heath goes global With its launch on the internet

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A new greenhouse On a shoestring budget

Moseley Folk Festival

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A super line up in an idyllic location

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The Benefits of Frequent Advertising

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There are more than just books at Kings Heath Library

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Tyndallwoods raises money for Birmingham QE Hospital

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REGULARS What’s on

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Where to eat

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Tutor listing

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Sudoku

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Crossword

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What’s on baby

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Index of advertisers

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23/25 Grange Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RN We can offer a safe and secure environment for your children aged between 3 months and 8 years (full and part time) Our excellent facilities include:  fresh food prepared daily

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Learning, caring and educational fun

Qualified and experienced staff

Full-time care starting at £135 per week Part-time care starting at £19.00 per session

OFSTED approved Location 1-minute walk from High Street

For further information, or an appointment to view, call Jackie, Amanda or Emma on:

0121 444 0515 Our other site is Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery, situated on Balaclava Road, Kings Heath. For further information please contact Jackie on 0121 444 0808

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Cullen Plumbing & Tiling

278 Robin Hood Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0EQ Tel: 07896 862 916

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Full Bathroom Design & Installation Shower/Enclosures installed, repaired and replaced Washing Machine & Dishwasher Installation Radiators installed and moved Wall & Floor Tiling – Bathrooms, Kitchens, Porcelain, Ceramic, Mosaic – GET THE SHOWROOM FINISH! Sinks replaced /Taps repaired and replaced Central Heating – Cylinders/ Tanks

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For Toys and Gifts for Babies and Children come and see my shop in Poplar Road, Kings Heath. I have a new range of Organic cotton T-shirts and babygrows that are proving popular for babies. And I’ve just stocked up on BigJigs wooden trains with track and rolling stock and stations and complete railways with play tables and everything. Choo Choo! Oh and a Tree House too for all your Elves to live in. I even have Elves should you have mislaid your own. Come and have a look and do bring your children, there’s lots to play with. Please check my opening times on the website as I give the shop guys a holiday in August. I know it’s generous but they get tired!

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WHAT’S ON

A snapshot of what’s on around Kings Heath in August and September.

COMEDY

GARDENING

MUSIC

Laughing Calves

Kings Heath

Moseley Village Band

Comedy night with a Horticultural fabulous all-female line-up. Society 126th On: 10 August Annual Open Day At: Kitchen Garden Refreshments, raffle, Café, York Road tombola, vegetable and For info: 0121 443 4725 flower displays, homemade food market Laffacino Comedy stalls. Free entry. Cabaret On: 20 August, 1-6pm Fun and friendly At: Manningford Hall night of comedy. For info: 0121 444 4036 On: 7 September At: Kitchen Garden GENERAL Café, York Road For info: 0121 443 4725 Moseley Farmers’

FAMILY Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Give your teddy bear a day out. Bring him or her to the gardens for a teddy bears picnic with games and entertainment. On: 24 August 12-3p At: Birmingham Botanical Gardens For info: 454 1860

FESTIVAL

Market

Award winning market selling fresh and wholesome locally produced farm produce and crafts On: 27 August & 24 September At: Village Green For info: 449 3156

Music in the gardens

Bonsai Demonstration 21 August & 18 September 11.00-3.00 Friends Plant Fair 11 September 10.00-4.00 Cyclamen Show 18 September 11.00-4.00 Dahlia Show 25 September 11.00-4.00

At; Birmingham Bands play in the bandstand at the Botanical Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860 Gardens every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday from April - October SPORT starting at 2pm approx. 7 August: West Midlands Jazzmen 21 August: Martinique Jazz Band 28 August: Old Comrades Jazz Band

Twenty 20 Quarter Finals On: 6-8 August At: Edgbaston Cricket Ground For info:

Twenty 20 Finals

As featured on BBC WM’s Joanne Malin

4 September: Country Music Festival

On: 27 August At: Edgbaston Cricket Ground For info: www.edgbaston.com

Dr James Rousseau gives a FREE Back Pain Talk including Any Questions At: Birmingham Chiropractic Clinic, Moseley On: 10 August and 14 Sept at 6pm For info: to book your place, call now on 0121 449 7766. www.birmingham chiropracticclinic.co.uk.

11 September: City of Lichfield Concert Band

THEATRE

18 September: C-Jam

Much Ado About Nothing

HEALTH Back Pain Talk

Moseley Folk Festival show, back pain expert 3 days of live folk music showcasing unsigned acts alongside well established international artists. This popular festival includes a mix of traditional, contemporary and experimental folk and acoustic music. On: 2-4 September At: Moseley Park For info: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk

All musicians welcome to join in and make traditional English village music together At: St Columba’s Church Hall, Chantry Rd On; 2nd & 4th Thurs of month from 7-9pm

Alpine Garden Society lecture: ‘Dwarf Shrubs’ 18 August 7.30

29 August: Bridgetown Concert Show Band

Contact: 0121 454 1860

NATURE Plant shows

at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses in July and August.

Rain or Shine Theatre presents this Shakespeare tale about love, jealousy and the ‘merry war’ of the sexes. On: 17 & 18 August, 7.30pm At; Birmingham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

To list your event in or near Kings Heath FREE contact Amy on 689 0432 6

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to the best places to WHERE TO EAT Aeatguide in and around Kings Heath

Blue Ginger

La Banca

Cream

Singapore & Malaysian 32 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Italian 1896 Pershore Rd Cotteridge Birmingham, B30 3AS

Indian/Bangladeshi 40-42 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 8JG

Tel: 0121 444 0999

Tel: 0121 459 2204

Tel: 0121 442 6774

Byzantium

Maison Mayci

Spice Merchant

Mediterranean Tapas 11 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

French Patisserie 8 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Kashmiri 36 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Tel: 0121 444 8167

Tel: 0121 444 1414

Manic Organic

Sweet Chillies

Organic vegetarian cafĂŠ 46 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AG

Contemp Bangali/Indian 836 Yardley Wood Rd Birmingham, B13 0JE

Tel: 0121 444 5444

Kings Indian Dining Indian 13-15 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham. B14 7SA

Tel: 0121 441 3802

Tel: 0121 443 1114

Kitchen Garden

Pangaea

Small plates (Tapas/mezze with British influences) 17 York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA

Indian 27-29 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AA

Tel: 0121 443 4725

Tel: 0121 441 2222

Tel: 0121 443 1086 or 0121 443 2737

Sylhet Spice Cuisine Bangladeshi 27-29 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

Tel: 0121 444 6644

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Summer Fun

The long summer days are stretching out ahead of us and the burning question is what to do with the kids?

We are lucky to have the mac on our doorstep which not only is conveniently located in Cannon Hill Park but also has a summer programme absolutely stuffed with fun things to do for kids of all ages (and adults too). So come rain or shine there is something for everyone.

Age 2-5 years If you are charged with entertaining preschool children then fear not, mac has some lovely art play workshops which encourage the exploration of art and the outdoors. With them you can discover different visual art forms, textures and creativity and learn different techniques and imaginative ways to use 2D and 3D materials at home.

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There is also a baby and toddler art group, family yoga and story making, where your child can explore their imagination through creativity laughter and play.

Age 6 - 11 There are also opportunities for family art and play with your primary school age children. With them you can explore pottery, drawing and painting, animation and making digital music. There are a series of costume making workshops where you can learn about characters from history and make your own costume to take away.

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Themes include Knights and Princesses, Witches and Wizards, Superheroes and Space Rangers. And you can try the calming influence of yoga or the raucous pirate role-play activities.

Age 12 – 16 Every Tuesday throughout August teenagers have the opportunity to try their hand at a range of activities including jewellery design and production, photography, film making or acting. Or, how about a week of high energy dance workshops with Bboy’s Attic Summer School? Would your teenager like to unleash their inner Bboy or Bgirl with acclaimed teacher and choreographer Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere? If they already have some dance experience and want to learn about the culture of Breakin / Bboyin then this course is a must. Or if music is more their thing then they can learn to MC with Feva. Develop freestyle and lyric writing and have the chance to meet and network with other aspiring rappers. And there is a hip hop DJ workshop for them to try out their beatmatching and backspinning skills using a mixture of US and UK tracks. For the budding artists there is a Bboy Hip Hop inspired screen printing and inkwell print workshop led by Inkwell’s Dave Springer, a professional screen printer with a passion for hip hop.

For the full programme of activities contact mac on 0121 446 3232 or go to www.macarts.co.uk

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Mrs B H Hill Chiropodist

B.Sc.Pod, M.Ch.S, HPC Reg, Member of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, London 129 Swanshurst Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 0AS

Tel: 0121 777 9440 GENERAL CHIROPODY CARE DIABETIC FOOTCARE NAIL SURGERY LOCAL ANASTHAESIA VERRUCA TREATMENTS

(Home visits available for the housebound)

www.knightspropertyservices.co.uk ROOFING & CHIMNEY REPAIRS FASCIA, SOFFITS & LEAD FLASHING ALL ASPECTS OF GUTTERING PAINTING & DECORATING INT/EXT GARDEN CLEARANCES & FENCING

Moseley B13

Surgery times: Mon 9.30 - 3.00 Tues 9.30 - 3.00 & 6 - 8 Wed 9.30 - 1.00 Thur 9.30 - 3.00 Fri 9.30 - 3.00 Sat 8.30 - 1.00 10 year established practice

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My Kings Heath hits the world wide web Owned by Swan Publishing this delightful local community magazine has now found its way onto the internet. So if you remember an article or advert from a previous issue and can’t lay your hands on it then just go to www.swanpublishing.org where you will find back copies dating back to its launch in May last year. And if you run a business or work for an organisation that sees Kings Heath as a target audience then you can find out all you need to know about the incredibly low cost advertising packages available. You can also look at distribution maps which show exactly where the magazine is delivered each month. My Kings Heath is now taking a new direction with a greater emphasis on community news, so if you belong to an

organisation and want to get your voice heard or have a story you feel would be of interest to the local community then please do get in touch. And if there is anything you would like to see in the magazine that is not already there then please let us know, we are always on the look out for new ways to improve the magazine. Having run the Moseley Directory since its launch in February 2006, editor Amy Watson, a Moseley local, launched My Kings Heath in March 2009 and Edgbaston Directory in February 2010. These three magazines complement each other perfectly and provide a valuable means for businesses to promote themselves to their local area.

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Build your own Greenhouse out of old windows Karen Leach, a local Moseleyite has taken the concept ‘on a shoestring budget’ to its fullest extreme with her construction of a greenhouse out of ‘found’ objects. She explains all. “Maybe it’s a Constant Gardener-esque attempt not to think too much about anything, or maybe it’s middle age – but I’ve been becoming increasingly obsessed with our garden of late, and so found myself hankering after a greenhouse in which to nurture tender seedlings and grow tomatoes out of the blight-carrying wind,” says Karen. “But the idea of buying one of those budget plastic ones that lasts a season was depressing, and so were the prices of proper wooden ones. My tomatoes seemed destined to remain hunched in a coldframe.” “Inspiration struck when I cycled past a skip full of lovely old wooden windows in Moseley, and we now have a beautiful greenhouse built entirely out of windows that would otherwise have ended-up up the chimney of Tyseley incinerator. It took a few months to collect enough windows (we did ask!), including some with coloured glass and one huge, arched beauty from Chantry Rd which forms the roof. “There’s a minimal foundation of a layer of bricks (a quarry tiled floor is the next project), and then the windows are attached to each other simply with long screws from one frame into the next – the roof attaches in the same way, strengthened with a broad supporting post.”

Karen stressed that even for a DIY novice like her it was relatively easy. The hardest part was making all the odd sized windows fit into a neat rectangular structure, but she found a puzzle-solving satisfaction about that too. Oh, and there was a certain amount of channel-cutting to ensure that rain can drain off the roof properly – but she advises that if you choose your roof windows more for practicality and less for aesthetics, that might be less of a problem. Karen made shelving out of discarded pallets and has now had the satisfaction of seeing her first generation of seedlings grow up in the added warmth, as well as an excellent crop of tomato plants. So if you are hankering after a greenhouse but can’t see when you’ll have the funds to afford it then this is definitely a very rewarding way of getting a beautiful and functional greenhouse almost for free.

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0121 449 6218 07790 039 533 geoffreywaldron @yahoo.com

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Moseley Folk Festival What a fabulous way to end the summer holidays – a festival in Moseley’s private park with a serious line up of live music. So if it’s not there already put this down on your calendar or in your diary for the weekend of 2, 3, 4 September. This year will be the 6th Moseley Folk Festival in Moseley Park which continues to get better and better. The program includes a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental folk and acoustic music. Showcasing unsigned acts right next to well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill. This is a very family friendly event with activities for all ages. And the festival is not confined to the leafy boundaries of the park. There will be sessions, dancing and an array of talented musicians in a choice selection of Moseley Village’s finest pubs. Badly Drawn Boy is the headline act on Friday. With a vast back catalogue

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to choose from, his set will surely be a memorable start to the festival. Saturday night headliners are Tinariwen, a group of former Touareg warriors from the southern Sahara. They fought in the early 1990s to win greater freedom for their people and their fight gave birth to a whole new style of desert music. Their roots rock rebellion of the soul is one of the most entrancing sounds to emerge from Africa in years. Billy Bragg will bring the festival to a lively close on Sunday night. Over the past 30 years he has recorded hit singles, composed Top Ten albums and written political anthems whilst blending elements of folk and punk rock and singing honest songs from the heart.

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Doors open at 2pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Each day finishes at 10.30pm.

Ticket prices:

Artists are listed on the website www.moseleyfolk.co.uk in reverse order of appearance with headliners first and opening act last.

Friday Ticket £28.50 Saturday Ticket £37 Sunday Ticket £37 Friday & Saturday Combination Ticket £60

Full performance times will be on display at the festival information tent and at the bar, they will also be in the festival programme.

Adult Tickets:

Saturday and Sunday Combination Ticket £65

Weekend Ticket £79 Children Aged 12-16 (when accompanied by a paying adult) Friday Ticket £12 Saturday Ticket £15 Sunday Ticket £15 Friday & Saturday Combination Ticket £25 Saturday and Sunday Combination Ticket £30

Weekend Ticket £35 Family (two adults and two children aged 12-16 Weekend Ticket £168 Children under 12 go free when accompanied by a paying adult.

You can buy tickets from: Swordfish Records, 14 Temple Street, B2 5BG, Polar Bear Records, 10 York Road, B14 7AZ or The Zen Shop, 3 St Mary’s Row, B13 8HW or through the 24 hour ticket hotline 0844 870 0000. Please mention My Kings Heath when responding to adverts

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The benefits of frequent advertising The economic slow-down, large scale redundancies and the knock on effect of belt tightening across the board is putting the squeeze on many small – and large – businesses. And this is why now more than ever businesses need to make sure they are in the best position to survive the storm by keeping and growing their customer base. And the best way to do this is to keep telling people about yourself. Keep telling them about your services and products. Because when they are ready to spend their money you want to be the first people they think of. Low cost local advertising is worth its weight in gold. And that is why at Swan Publishing we have frozen our rates for the last two years and introduced the new eighth of a page size to make advertising accessible to everyone. But just putting an advert in the media is not enough. It needs to be as regular as clockwork to really work for you. And here’s why:

1. Very few people have a need for any

specific product or service on any given day. So frequent advertising reaches this ‘thin market’ when they are ready to buy, not just when you are ready to sell.

4. Today’s ad may influence – but

tomorrows will close the deal. Like pushing a ball up a hill, it is better to push slowly than to push quickly and run out of energy half way up.

5. Frequent advertising helps you beat

your competition. If you are not advertising as much as your competition does, who is more likely to reach the consumer who is ready to spend?

6. Advertising is one of your smallest

business expenses. Yet not using it often enough can kill your business. If you give up on an advertising campaign before it has had the chance to work, all that investment is wasted.

2. Frequent advertising reaches your

customers regardless of reading habits. Frequency builds awareness. Awareness builds familiarity and familiarity builds trust. Just like dieting, advertising gets the best results over time. Each ad builds on prior brand recognition.

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7. People forget! What are the statistics

about how fast people forget? It used to be that something like 80 percent forgot a message in 24 hours. But, I forget.

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There’s more than just books at Kings Heath Library Whether you are young or old there is more to your local library than you think. For those of you who may not know, Kings Heath Library is a stunning listed grey stone building on the main high street close to the police station. It is free to join and has an excellent range of services and activities as well as an excellent choice of books, cds and dvds for a community library.

They will be offering a range of support and advice including: • Benefits and benefit form filling • Grants • Social Care • Information about respite breaks • Carers groups who offer specialist advice

Are you a Carer? Advice workers from Birmingham Carers Centre will be at Kings Heath Library at the following times/dates: Friday 5 August 11am-1pm Friday 2 September 11am-1pm

Activities at Birmingham Carers Centre specifically for carers such as Tai Chi, pampering, Yoga and day trips out. If you are interested in this free service then please drop in and speak to the workers - they will be happy to help you.

Friday 7 October 11am-1pm

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You are a carer if you, without being paid for the care you provide, look after a partner, friend, relative or neighbour who can’t manage without your help. This may be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

Looking for that elusive job? Then attending a Work Club at Kings Heath Library will help you. Work Clubs are a free service to help unemployed people get back into work, and support those looking for their first job. They are taking place at Kings Heath Library from 10.30-12.30 on Friday 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November and 16 December. The two-hour sessions, often run in partnership with other agencies, provide self help resources that include CV writing, interview techniques, volunteering opportunities and online application forms, as well as providing computer access in order to search for vacancies and improve your basic IT skills. They also give job hunters the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts and share experiences. Library staff can help signpost customers to other services that cannot be supplied on site, including skills and job search courses. You are always welcome to use free library resources to improve your work opportunities on a daily drop in basis.

Looking for free fun for your pre-schooler? Bring your little one along for story telling and art activities. The Under 5s storytime is every Monday from 2pm to 2.45pm. Staff read a few stories then it’s over to your under 5’s for some hands on craft. This is a free activity and there is no need to book.

Struggling with homework? Kings Heath Library runs a regular homework support club during term time every Monday from 3.45 to 4.45. This is aimed at secondary school children and is a free drop-in service. Kings Heath Library is open 9am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm on Thursday (and closed on Wednesday and Sunday). Parking is free on the high street for up to an hour in between 8am and 1pm and unrestricted parking is allowed on the side roads.

The library is still a free service so go on, take advantage of it. Kings Heath Library High Street Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7SW Tel: 0121 464 1515 Email: kings.heath.library@birmingham.gov.uk Website: http://birmingham.gov.uk/cs/ Satellite/kingsheathlibrary

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Supporting our local hospital Harborne based Tyndallwoods Solicitors is helping to promote a campaign to raise money for the QE.

Solicitor Judy Dyke explained: “What a pleasure it was to visit the fabulous Accident & Emergency Department at our new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Parking was easy, the entrance and reception desk welcoming and the care given was 5 star.

The objective of Troop Aid is to supply ‘basic essentials’ in a Grab Bag when service casualties return from serving their country overseas without their personal effects or clothing.

“I saw the need for the QE ‘Plus’ Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to raise money to pay for items ‘over and above’ those provided by the NHS including the children’s play area in A&E.

Items in the Grab Bag include T-shirt and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, tooth paste, tooth brush, shower mules, socks, underwear, pen and paper.

“The delightful Triage Nurse Claire reminded me of the work carried out by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in the hospital supported by the charity Troop Aid,” she said.

If you want to find out more about the work of these charities please visit their websites at www.qehb.org/qeplus or www.troopaid.info

My Kings Heath SuDoku

solution on page 29

How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

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Advertise in this magazine for as little as ÂŁ17 Contact Amy at Swan Publishing for more details on 0121 689 0432 or amy.watson@swanpublishing.org

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My Kings Heath Crossword

solution on page 29

Across 1 Small part takes just a fraction from his height (6) 4 A wee pest is discovered hiding in the scented flower (8) 9 Calm after mountain is disrupted before police department (6) 10 A dish one uses for joining together (8) 11 Charm a beast of burden with a cuppa (6) 12 To a small degree was quite slender in build (8) 13 Nasty animal enclosure found without North American (3) 14 Medical student pays rent in hospital rooms (6) 17 Ready to go back to as far as one can remember (4,3)

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21 Undo date change before church gets reduced (6)

1 Teach imp to express itself clearly and forcefully (8)

25 Shed a tear for Carol, Rose & Yasmin initially (3)

2 Partner for Mrs. Robinson learned by degrees (8)

26 No time to stop on a hairy run around (2,1,5)

6 Inexperienced youth leader has vitality (6)

27 Mythical beast can be a bit tedious (6)

8 Clearly any son causes a disturbance this way (6)

3 Convenience at railway supplies comb, soap or talc (8) 5 Broadly speaking it’s known all over (6) 7 Small Post Office is rebuilt with a sharp end (6) 12 Agitate small fish for a sizzling Chinese dish (4,3)

28 Go nicely around two points showing mercy (8)

15 The end result of a good catch … (3) 16 … and the possible content of it (3)

29 Origin of food dressing I hear (6)

18 Demolish if not wanted or required (4,4)

30 Don’t forget it is concerning one of the club (8)

20 Under thy darkened skies dost the storm become thus (8)

31 Sweeps partner takes direction to be aloof (6)

24 I ponder, hesitant about seeing the historical building (6)

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19 Jumper not knitted down under (8) 22 Murderer could be said to be tough to deal with (6) 23 Large bottle favoured by Dirty Harry (6) 25 Cheer one hundred toddlers are looked after here (6)

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Dispute Resolution Preliminary Evaluation Dispute Avoidance Advice Mediation Employment Matters General Litigation Specialist Property Litigation

Conveyancing Team Commercial Property Investment Transactions Sales and Purchases of Business Property Development Commercial Leases & Renewals

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Ian Buchanan, Judy Dyke, Clare Sillery & Nicola Beggan Members of our Private Client Team

Do you have any queries on any of the above? Please contact Judy Dyke or Clare Sillery jdyke@tyndallwoods.co.uk csillery@tyndallwoods.co.uk

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Hornton Grange is also available for private hire and our team can help you organise your special occasions

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What’s on around Kings Heath for you and your little ones Baby Daze

Informal weekly drop in for parents and babies Thurs 12.30-2.30 At: All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath

Water Babies

Swimming sessions for babies Mon & Sat At: St Thomas CofE School, Edgbaston For details call: Laura 01283 814 766

Happy Yoga

Yoga classes for children aged 5-7 yrs Thurs & Sat At: Kitchen Garden Café, York Road For details call: 07813 1434 887

Music Shakers Enjoy music and dance with your baby or toddler Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs At: Institute Road, Kings Heath For details call: Marcella 449 5120

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Toni’s Tots

Drama and storytelling for pre-schoolers from 18 months up Every Monday, 10am At: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road For details call: 07976 242 835

Mini Movers Soft play for babies and toddlers Tuesdays 10-12pm At: Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath For details call: 464 1996

Music Within Antenatal music sessions to relax mum and stimulate baby Flexible timing At: Dacer Close, Stirchley For details call: Lindsay 459 1426

Music with Mummy

Small friendly groups for parents and babies Most week days At: Dacer Close, Stirchley For details call: Lindsay 459 1426

Baby Sensory Music, instruments, fibre optic light shows, glowing bouncy balls, bubbles and much more At: The Scout Hut, Colmore Road, Kings Heath For details call: Karen 747 4720

Rhythm Time Music and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Age appropriate classes available. At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road, Kings Heath For info: Vicky 447 7632

Get Crafty

Craft sessions for 5-11 year olds Last Sat of month At: Kings Heath Library For details call: 464 1515

Storytelling

Story time for preschool children Mondays at 2pm At: Kings Heath Library For details call: 464 1515

Garden Club Outdoor nature activities for preschool children Wednesdays at 1pm At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road For details call: 464 6717

Stay & Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Wednesdays 10-12 At: St Agnes Church Hall, Billesley Lane

Stay & Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30 At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road For detaisl call: 464 6717

Stay and Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 At: Kings Heath Baptist Church, High St, Kings Heath For details call: 444 1230

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Cost: £30 for a course of 6 sessions When: Mon & Wed 10-11am other sessions available - call for details

Where: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7NH Limited places so book now for a taster session To book call Toni on: 07976 242 835 www.tonistotsdrama.com tonisdramatots@hotmail.co.uk

Membership and day-use rates start at just £10 per month!

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Index of Advertisers 11 Plus Support 11 Plus DIY

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Graphic Design Tickle Me Creative

Builder

Hair & Beauty

Conlec 13 JMS Roofing & Building 22 Moseley Building 23

Hedshed

Print Services 31

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Able Chimney Sweep

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Knights

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Ironing Service

Chiropodist Chiropody Surgery

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IT Services

Co-working Space Moseley Exchange

Mopheads

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RF Networks

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Kings Heath Grange

Toni’s Tots

Property Maintenance Moseley Building

Restaurant Guide Spice Merchant Sweet Chillies Hornton Grange

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8 9 9 27

Roofing JMS Roofing & Building 22 Knights 12 Moseley Building 23

Solicitor Tyndallwoods

Nursery

Drama for pre-schoolers

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Restaurants

Interior Decorating

Chimney Sweep

NN Daya

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Tilers Cullen Plumbing & Tiling 4

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Optician Pabari

Electrician James Finney

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Togademus

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Photographer Paul Berry

Gardening Services Evans Landscapes General Services

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Gas Showroom Moseley Fireplaces

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2

Toy Store

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Venue Hire

Plumbers Attenborough Plumbing Cullen Plumbing KW Plumbing MG Heating

Tutor Listing

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12 4 7 23

University of Birmingham 27

Windows Harborne Sash windows 36

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