Live drama returns to West Malvern next week for the first time in several years, with the re-formed Brewers Troupe of the West Malvern Players staging a full length play the village hall on Friday and Saturday. Daisy Pulls it Off by Denise Deegan is described as a ripping comedy. It features the adventures of a group of boarding school girls.

We are promised fun for all, with mystery and intrigue, midnight feasts and japes in the dorm - all overseen, we hear, by a very unusual headmistress! The play is at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets £4 (£2 concs) can be booked with David Matthews on 567328 or bought on the door.

Traffic in the village is likely to be considerably affected by the proposal to close 100 metres of West Malvern Road to buses and HGVs for drainage works at the Redan Bend.

The closure is provisionally due to start on February 14 and could last for up to two weeks . Bus services are likely to be particularly affected.

We understand that, contrary to the official notice in last week's Malvern Gazette, daytime 675 services operated by Newbury's will be redirected via Cowleigh Road and Old Hollow to serve West Malvern. This means the stop at the Lamb will not be in use, and probably not the one opposite the St James's Crescent bungalows, but buses will stop at the nearest safe place. However, it looks as if the DRM weekend evening service may not be able to operate for those two weeks because the bus is too large for the alternative route. Regular bus users are advised to keep in touch with the situation.