Milton comes up trumps in intimate venue to keep audience smiling

Halesowen News: Sell-out gig of Jones the Jeep

5:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Milton Jones is one of those comedians whose face is familiar from the plethora of panel shows on television, writes Phil Barnett.

Mack got back on track after start that lacked

Halesowen News: Lee Mack

5:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

It rarely bodes well when a comedian resorts to a bad impression of the local accent just seconds into a performance, writes Phil Barnett.

The family way

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Mums who do all the cooking at home could make their lives easier by getting the kids to help in the kitchen - perhaps using some of the skills they'll now be learning at school.

Grey matter

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

If black and navy are the fallback colours for autumn/winter, then grey is the new neutral on the block.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The sun may be setting on summer, but that's no reason to sweep away the refreshing, light wines you've been enjoying or replace the ice bucket with a crystal decanter.

Kerridge's recipe for success

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

If Tom Kerridge was still drinking, now would be the time to crack open the bubbly and toast his success.

Acclaimed musical Blood Brothers heading for Birmingham

Halesowen News:

2:01pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ACCLAIMED musical Blood Brothers is coming to Birmingham's Hippodrome in October.

Boycott Joan Rivers? You're having a laugh she's hilarious

Halesowen News:

9:54am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE IRRESPRESSIBLE Joan Rivers is sharpening her knives and pouring acid on her tongue ahead of a gig in Birmingham, writes Steve Zacharanda.

Rudy's Rare Records ready for jump from radio to stage

Halesowen News:

11:38am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BLACK Country funnyman Lenny Henry stars in the stage premiere of Rudy’s Rare Records at Birmingham Repertory Theatre next month.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Whether you're fond of an elegant white wine, a casual, neutral style, or something as sharp as a whistle, summertime always signals bright, young things to sip in the sunshine.

Join the fashion packs

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Forget spotting the Big Five; simply go on the prowl for this season's safari trend instead.

Shady business

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

You may have heard of the word contouring, you may even have seen Kim Kardashian's contoured selfies, but many women don't have a clue how to do it themselves.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens blooming as outdoor theatre venue

Halesowen News:

12:18pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE majestic Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the setting for three outdoor theatre productions this month.

Life's a bowl of cherries for Khoo

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Rachel Khoo barely pauses for breath, as she lists off the reasons why the tiny Parisian flat in which she found fame wasn't as romantic as it seemed.

Six of the best: Running gadgets

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Listen up

All things bright and beautiful

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

If there's an optimum time on the calendar to experiment with colour, it's high summer.

Blackpool's back with fun for all the family

Halesowen News:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Blackpool has always been my favourite seaside resort - I have fond memories of riding a donkey along the beach as a child, exploring the piers and being amazed by the illuminations.

Six of the best: grooming gadgets

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sparkly smile

Back to cool

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A sticky, heatwave can melt away the foundations of your working wardrobe in an instant.

Club Tropicana

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

If you don't have a plane ticket booked for the tropics, get some exotic escapism via your closet.

Get curried away

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

For many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

It's all white

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

If you've overdosed on bright colour, zingy neons and bold prints so far this summer, make a clean break with white. The coolest shade of the season is the ideal tonic for the heatwave months.

Mile high cocktails

Halesowen News: Mile high cocktails

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

If you're lucky enough to fly British Airways First Class, you now won't only have the extensive wine list to consider, you can also taste an award-winning cocktail, courtesy of James Fowler, the World Class UK Bartender of the Year 2014 .

Six of the best: Digital cameras

Halesowen News: Six of the best: Digital cameras

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

It's going fast

Score a style hat trick

Halesowen News: Score a style hat trick

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

The sporting calendar is virtually impossible to avoid this summer. Admit defeat and channel your favourite tournament with this season's sports luxe trend.

Life's a beach

Halesowen News: Life's a beach

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Football isn't the only focus of Rio right now. Famed for their toned curves, some of Victoria's Secret top supermodels hail from Brazil. Just Google the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio or Adriana Lima for some serious beach body inspiration.

Another chapter in Sellers' tasty Story

Halesowen News: Another chapter in Sellers' tasty Story

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Among the truffles and foie gras on the menu at Michelin-starred restaurant Story, sits the unlikely foodie offering of bread and dripping.

Best dressed guest

Halesowen News: Best dressed guest

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Forget the bikini season panic. There's nothing like a summer event dress code to put you in a fashion spin.

Be a summer smoothie

Halesowen News: Be a summer smoothie

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Most of us rejoice at the start of summer, but there is one serious downfall: depilation - and lots of it. A woman's legs and armpits amounts to around 78,000 hair follicles.

Shades of summer

Halesowen News: Shades of summer

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

It's not officially summer until you've got a shiny new pair of sunglasses on your head.

Rock some Rio style

Halesowen News: Rock some Rio style

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

So what if the World Cup isn't top of your priorities? Revelling in this summer's Brazilian-inspired beauty turns the football thing into a whole different ball game...

Six of the best gadgets for: better baking

Halesowen News: Six of the best gadgets for: better baking

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

All mixed up

Dapper dads ahoy!

Halesowen News: Dapper dads ahoy!

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

When it comes to fashion, fathers can be stuck in their wardrobe ways: unlikely to be swayed by the latest catwalk trends and nonplussed by celebrity style icons.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION

Groom and bloom this Father's Day

Halesowen News: Groom and bloom this Father's Day

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

Most dads are more at home preening flower beds than their faces, but you can still treat him to a grooming gift this Father's Day.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

After nine months of waiting, your new bundle of joy has finally arrived.

Losing one's Temper is never an option for the returning B-Boys

Halesowen News: B-Boys get involved in Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

1:37pm Friday 23rd May 2014

IF I ever could afford to buy a graffiti reworking of a classic album cover it is fair to say I'd never lose my Temper, writes Steve Zacharanda.

Catch-22 to touch down at Birmingham Rep

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3:01pm Thursday 8th May 2014

THE iconic war-time novel Catch-22 is being brought to life on stage at The Birmingham Rep.

Prepare for a nail-biting night of suspense at Dial M For Murder

Halesowen News: Kelly Hotten

3:19pm Thursday 8th May 2014

SUSPENSE, murder and paranoia will all play out during an acclaimed production of Dial M For Murder next week.

Spring coat care

Halesowen News: Spring coat care

10:25am Thursday 17th April 2014

With spring in full swing it is time to give your canine friend a bit of TLC after a long, wet and muddy winter and as the temperature rises. During the colder months we often avoid bathing our dogs to prevent chills and to maintain healthy grease in their coats and we can sometimes get a bit relaxed about completing their regular brush and groom and nail clip too! So why not use spring as inspiration to treat your dog to a full service? Whether you are preparing for spring or summer dog shows or simply giving him a clean up ready to enjoy the warmer weather, he is sure to appreciate your efforts!

How the budget will affect you

Halesowen News: Imagination and desire needed to fulfil your financial destiny

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

This month Mitch Hopkinson, a winner of the Financial Adviser, a Financial Times publication, ‘UK Independent Financial Adviser of the Year’ award, looks at how the budget will affect you. Are you a bingo player or an aspiring Lamborghini owner?

Customers seeking the total freedom that caravan ownership offers

12:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Last summer’s glorious sunny weather, the improving economy and the total freedom offered by owning a caravan or motorhome are fuelling a record start to the year for a business with a base in Stourport-on-Severn.

Fashion's candy crush saga

Halesowen News: Fashion's candy crush saga

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Go sickly sweet in this season's pastel tones for Easter. Lisa Haynes shows you how to hit a stylish sugar high.

Cracking beauty finds

Halesowen News: Cracking beauty finds

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Easter eggs are so last year. Lisa Haynes unveils the beauty alternatives to a serious cocoa overdose.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris hunts down the best bottles to compliment a traditional Easter spread.

Lamb swaps for Easter

Halesowen News: Lamb swaps for Easter

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

With Easter around the corner, it's the perfect time to feast on succulent lamb - but you don't have to stick to the traditional roast. Ewe could try a tasty tagine, and chops aren't baa-d either, as chef Mark Sargeant tells Keeley Bolger.

Six of the best Easter-themed treats

Halesowen News: Six of the best Easter-themed treats

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best Easter-themed treats.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

There's no excuse for kids to sit staring at screens throughout the Easter holidays, says Lisa Salmon. Not when there's a wealth of other fun ideas around, come rain or shine.

Training your puppy

Halesowen News: Training your puppy

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

So you have just picked up a little bundle of joy; your new puppy! But where to begin on training this cute bundle of fluff to be the type of dog you want as an adult? Efficient and effective training is vital from a young age to ensure a happy, healthy and obedient canine friend.

Singin' in the rain

Halesowen News: Singin' in the rain

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Survive the April showers with puddle-proof fashion. Lisa Haynes reveals how to make a splash - stylishly.


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