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Yelena’s memory to benefit students
Posted on November 29 2006 at 4:17:55

A charitable foundation is being established in memory of Yelena Watkins, the doctor who established a leading cosmetic treatment clinic in this area.

Joanne’s Grand challenge
Posted on November 29 2006 at 11:17:55

ITV Central News presenter Joanne Malin has agreed to take part in a challenging trek to the Grand Canyon next June, in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospices.

£8m community boost
Posted on November 28 2006 at 3:37:55

The £8 million project to build new schools in Alvechurch to serve many pupils from the Village area has been officially launched with a commemorative sod-cutting.

O Christmas Tree…
Posted on November 28 2006 at 10:48:55

Reeves Tree Surgeons have supplied a Christmas tree to be erected in the centre of Alvechurch – it should be in place and lit up by now!

Pausing to remember
Posted on November 27 2006 at 1:50:55

Villagers gathered at 11am on November 11 at the Memorial Green, Alvechurch, to remember those who have died serving their country.

Mystery solved?
Posted on November 27 2006 at 10:56:55

Light has been thrown on the origins of the hand-painted Christmas card found by workmen in Bear Hill, Alvechurch, and featured in the November issue of The Village.

Bells Fund gets musical boost
Posted on November 26 2006 at 2:59:55

Geoff Franklin reports on recent developments for the St Laurence Church Bell Restoration Fund.

Pumpkins rock!
Posted on November 26 2006 at 2:16:55

On Halloween night, the village of Burcot was full of famous faces ...

Roll up for the school circus!
Posted on November 26 2006 at 11:13:55

Blackwell youngsters got the chance to learn skills like juggling and tightrope walking when Kevin’s Community Circus paid a visit to Blackwell First School.

Fun at Crown Meadow
Posted on November 26 2006 at 10:32:55

Pupils enjoyed a French day at Crown Meadow First School, which now includes the language in its curriculum.

WI president retires
Posted on November 25 2006 at 1:28:55

Blackwell & Burcot WI’s AGM in November marked the retirement of President Pearl Prior, who was presented with gifts by Jean Bromley and Ivy Elvins.

Hirsute pursuit
Posted on November 24 2006 at 2:32:55

Rob Griffin, of Michelle Griffin hair and beauty salon in Barnt Green, raised £250 for Children in Need by having his chest hair removed.

MP’s cameo in panto
Posted on November 24 2006 at 2:42:55

All & Sundry present their latest production – the enchanting and timeless pantomime, Cinderella – at the Artrix in Bromsgrove.

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