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Withybed marina unveiled
Posted on August 24 2007 at 11:23:37

Alvechurch’s place at the heart of the UK narrowboat leisure industry could be enhanced by a plan for a new 75-berth marina.

Big Bertha makes return trip for museum show
Posted on August 23 2007 at 1:40:37

You may recall an appeal for photographs and other artefacts relating to the famous Big Bertha locomotive of the Lickey Incline for an exhibition staged last year at Bromsgrove Museum.

July floods remembered
Posted on August 23 2007 at 12:18:37

The people of Worcestershire will never forget the downpours of July 2007 – and while the top end of the county didn’t suffer as badly as those further south, this picture shows that even halfway up the Lickeys roads can flood.

Precinct plan
Posted on August 23 2007 at 11:50:37

A £30,000 project is being proposed to improve the shopping precinct “eyesore” in Alvechurch.

Action plan to oust roving rats of Cofton Hackett
Posted on August 23 2007 at 11:10:37

Ratcatchers have been called in to Cofton Hackett after residents reported increased sightings of unwanted visitors around their homes.

Lovely village occasion
Posted on August 22 2007 at 2:39:37

Everyone visiting Rowney Green Horticultural Society’s Rose Show, held at Rowney Green Peace Hall on June 23, was delighted with the exhibits, despite the awful weather. 

Medal hopes for local chorus
Posted on August 22 2007 at 2:31:37

You may be surprised to know that Barbershop singing has a huge following in the UK, with thousands of members competing each year.

Birthday boy
Posted on August 22 2007 at 1:45:37

We couldn’t resist the opportunity to publish this picture of an Alvechurch railway enthusiast demonstrating a keen interest at age two and a half.

Litter-picking plea
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:51:37

Moves are being made to rectify the fears that have stopped Alvechurch Parish Council’s caretaker picking up litter in the village.

Rendering latest
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:49:37

A pollution control permit is still to be issued for the proposed rendering plant at Mayfield Farm, Hopwood.

Seven steps for charity
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:45:37

Members and Friends of Blackwell Club, some in their seventies, took to the towpath for the seventh annual Blackwell Challenge, on the seventh day of the seventh month, 2007.

International motocross site ‘hits the dirt’
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:28:37

Ambitious plans to make Hopwood a venue for international motocross events appear to have gone off track after complaints from residents.

Planning for the future
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:11:37

Departing Year 4 pupils from Blackwell First School dress for their careers - from left, Robert Millward (Dr Who)  Heather Cooper (West End actress), Edward Welch (Prime Minister) and Joshua Kirby (owner of Birmingham City FC) - for their end-of-year play.

Vital site may lay idle for 20 years
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:08:37

The schools site in the centre of Alvechurch could lie dormant for more than 20 years once it is vacated next Easter.

Longbridge cash hope for library
Posted on August 22 2007 at 11:52:37

When thieves hacked through a wall panel into Cofton Library they dispersed blue asbestos forcing its closure – and even making the books unsafe, writes Janey Hewitt.

Promotions at Burcot Grange
Posted on August 21 2007 at 12:00:37

Burcot Grange residential care home is helping to quash the misconception that young people and old don’t mix by announcing the promotion to key positions of two people (above) who have worked there since their teenage years.

Affordable homes hope
Posted on August 21 2007 at 11:20:37

A breakthrough at the former MG Rover site in Cofton Hackett could ease the affordable homes problem in Bromsgrove.

Enjoy the big picnic
Posted on August 20 2007 at 11:22:37

For the first September in ten years there is no Alvechurch Alight! – but there is still the chance for a community get-together on the weekend usually reserved for the village’s big festival.

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