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Travel agency with a twist
Posted on January 27 2006 at 10:29:35

Blackwell resident Jane Ward will be offering expert advice to holidaymakers in the Bromsgrove area through her new business, a travel agency with the emphasis very much on personal service.

Band of familiar faces
Posted on January 27 2006 at 11:11:35

Local band Junction II got the crowd dancing at Alvechurch Sports & Social Club in November.

China Challenge
Posted on January 27 2006 at 8:31:35

Rowney Green resident Liz Cain was one of 24 fundraisers who trekked the length of the Great Wall of China in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

Chimney protest plea
Posted on January 27 2006 at 8:03:35

Campaigners are urging as many people as possible to make their feelings known by attending the public inquiry into plans for an animal rendering plant at Hopwood.

Cycle cash for Acorns
Posted on January 26 2006 at 10:40:35

A group of Alvechurch cyclists who raised £8,728 from a sponsored bike ride presented the cheque to Dawn Pawlett, Community Fundraising Team Leader for the Acorns children’s charity.

Ringing out an ap-peal
Posted on January 26 2006 at 8:42:35

The bell ringers at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch had a good year in 2005 – having started the year very short of members, with only five ringers, there are now eight ringers who perform regularly on Sundays plus five more under training.

Villagers rally to boost Andy’s Fund
Posted on January 26 2006 at 8:05:35

The fund set up for Alvechurch teenager Andy Perrygrove, who was severely injured in a road accident in the village, has already raised well over £10,000.

In the pink
Posted on January 25 2006 at 11:23:35

“Fairy godmother” Darren Oliver, proprietor of The Lawns residential care home in Alvechurch, entertained the residents in a performance of Cinderella.

Redemption on a plate
Posted on January 25 2006 at 8:52:35

There’s a new place to eat in Alvechurch – thanks to the film The Shawshank Redemption.

Artistic talent on show
Posted on January 25 2006 at 8:46:35

Blackwell First School pupils showed off their skills in the school’s recent art exhibition.

Flushed with success
Posted on January 25 2006 at 8:17:35

Alvechurch Village Hall treasurer Max Gray handed over a cheque for £40 to Caroline Giles, who won a word game organised to raise funds towards the refurbishment of the women’s toilet at the hall.

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