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Mellow yellow
Posted on March 23 2009 at 10:07:11

Daffodils planted around Alvechurch in a Village Society inspired project last year brought a blaze of yellow to the village in March.

A fair exchange
Posted on March 22 2009 at 10:08:28

A ‘frock swap’ event in Barnt Green raised cash for Thai orphans.

Eggstra help
Posted on March 22 2009 at 9:02:24

Pupils at a local school are looking after a clutch of Easter chicks.

Late author’s book sold for charity
Posted on March 20 2009 at 9:54:41

Ex-serviceman Ron Jones, who published a moving book of his life, died last month.

‘Incinerator’ plan on our doorstep?
Posted on March 20 2009 at 8:59:40

The prospect of a waste “incinerator” serving two counties has been added to the threat of thousands of new homes swamping Green Belt fields in this area.

Old Dogs of Rock
Posted on March 18 2009 at 12:55:00

The Blackwell band making up for lost time and attracting plenty of attention . . .

Upgrade for play area
Posted on March 18 2009 at 9:51:41

The young children’s play area at Swan’s Length, Alvechurch, is to be re-equipped in a £50,000 upgrade by Bromsgrove District Council, according to council leader Roger Hollingworth.

Success at Crufts
Posted on March 18 2009 at 9:12:21

Lickey End schoolgirl Lucy Dearn and her Boston terrier, Roxxi, are celebrating winning a prestigious prize at Crufts.

Join in a trolley good time
Posted on March 18 2009 at 8:37:20

Villages across the district have been challenged to come up with the best “trolley float” for the new-look Bromsgrove Carnival and Procession.

Another £300,000 for hall
Posted on March 17 2009 at 9:08:04

A village hall which last year won £80,000 to replace its roof has just landed almost £300,000 more for further work.

Training for the Marathon
Posted on March 16 2009 at 9:15:35

Village runners are in the last few weeks of training for the London Marathon to raise money for a range of causes.

Workshop for new choir
Posted on March 15 2009 at 1:09:00

The newly formed Alvechurch Community Choir were boosted by a visit from New Orleans singer Lillian Boutté at a recent workshop.

Celebrations for village hall
Posted on March 15 2009 at 9:47:40

Alvechurch Village Hall is organising a weekend of events to celebrate its 80th anniversary, culminating in an open day on May 4.

WalkerWatch scheme launched
Posted on March 14 2009 at 9:44:59

Walkers in the Lickey Hills are being encouraged to report suspicious or criminal behaviour to police.

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