Let's hope 2017 is a happy and healthy year for everyone. Plenty to do to get the New Year underway perhaps a walk around Hagley to get some fresh air and burn off some of that Christmas fayre! - click here.

Advance notice of 2 events coming up - Hagley Music Festival and the Resolution Run around Hagley Hall. Don't forget to get your tickets early for the Rotary event in February- this is always very popular and sells out quickly- see back cover for details.

A bit of history in the making when The Flying Scotsman passed through Hagley under the historic railway bridge that Hornby based it's model on. Thanks to Julie Lamb for the photograph on the front cover and hope she didn't mind we tweaked it slightly.

Nichola Trigg, Temporary Editor