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From the Past

Politics comes to the parish council room
Posted on April 23 2007 at 3:05:34

Alvechurch Parish Council looked to be heading for interesting times on the eve of the local elections.

Beavers enjoy police visit
Posted on April 22 2007 at 3:11:02

A Barnt Green Beaver Scout is helped into the latest police gear by PC Lorette Taylor (right).

Young dancers take to the big stage
Posted on April 22 2007 at 3:08:02

The Palace Theatre, Redditch, hosted a collection of young people’s ballets entitled Dancers of Tomorrow, created and choreographed by Barnt Green-based ballet teacher Maxine Grant.

Can you help schools find a new name?
Posted on April 22 2007 at 1:31:34

It’s now less than a year until the new schools and library site opens in Alvechurch and villagers are being asked to help to come up with a name for it.

Easter crafts for charity
Posted on April 21 2007 at 3:15:02

Two sisters take part in craft activities before joining an Easter Egg Hunt at the Scout & Guide Field in Barnt Green.

The best of friends
Posted on April 21 2007 at 2:58:34

Thomas the kitten relaxes at Cramar Cat Sanctuary, watched over by one of his best friends – a lurcher.

Action plan for young people
Posted on April 21 2007 at 1:32:34

As the evenings get longer the lack of facilities for teengers in our villages becomes increasingly evident.

Budding poets
Posted on April 20 2007 at 3:18:51

Alvechurch Library enjoyed a great response to its poetry competition celebrating World Book Day, with plenty of entries in all three age categories.

Fighting-fit tips
Posted on April 20 2007 at 3:13:34

Alvechurch boxing trainer Gary Blower has written a book passing on the techniques he teaches to help people into peak physical condition.

Elaine’s half marathon
Posted on April 20 2007 at 3:06:34

The former chairman of Barnt Green Parish Council, Elaine Buckett, is preparing for the Tewkesbury half marathon on May 13.

Village burglaries alert
Posted on April 20 2007 at 1:41:34

Police have warned villagers to be extra vigilant after a series of burglaries in this area.

Striking design
Posted on April 20 2007 at 1:34:34

Fourteen-year-old Jon Baker has created a striking design he created for the new front of Barnt Green Baptist Church.

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