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From the Past

Eyes on the prize
Posted on August 23 2010 at 3:04:29

Barnt Green business EYE Opticians, run by Shafik Haji, has been selected as a finalist in the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Sun shines on flower show
Posted on August 22 2010 at 4:54:09

Another success for Burcot’s annual event.

Pope in the park
Posted on August 21 2010 at 3:03:29

Cofton Hackett and the surrounding areas are bracing themselves for the influx of up to 70,000 people for the Pope’s mass in Cofton Park on September 19.

Peak performance
Posted on August 21 2010 at 3:31:37

A group of parents from the Pre Prep and Prep sections of Bromsgrove School completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity.

Border skirmish escalates
Posted on August 21 2010 at 2:48:37

A boundary dispute between two villages has led to a standoff over a new “Welcome” sign.

Volunteers up for award
Posted on August 20 2010 at 3:18:37

Barnt Green residents Wendy Pepper and David Richards have both been nominated for a prestigious national award to recognise the work they do for people with macular disease (MD).

Lions meet legend
Posted on August 20 2010 at 2:53:37

Young Alvechurch Lions footballers met Midland goalscoring legend Cyrille Regis, TV sports presenter Ray Stubbs and the FA Cup on the historic turf of Lye Meadow, Alvechurch FC’s ground.

Rhinos meet namesake
Posted on August 19 2010 at 3:06:37

Hopwood-based Kings Norton Rhinos tag rugby team members met their namesake when they came face to face with the Armoured Indian Rhinoceros during a visit to West Midlands Safari Park.

MUGA findings under scrutiny
Posted on August 18 2010 at 5:46:57

The future of the Alvechurch MUGA was to be considered at a meeting of Bromsgrove’s Scrutiny and Overview Board on August 31.

Summer fun at Burcot Grange
Posted on August 17 2010 at 4:39:20

Friends of Burcot Grange residential care home enjoyed an afternoon of music, fine food and summer refreshments to help raise funds for the Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Goodbye to the Swan
Posted on August 16 2010 at 2:45:29

Steve and Jane Fletcher have pulled their last pints at the Swan Inn, Alvechurch.

Champion beer
Posted on August 16 2010 at 2:55:22

Weatheroak Brewery has made the most of having a foot in two counties by winning first prize in the Warwickshire Championship Beer contest.

Brickworks blaze
Posted on August 15 2010 at 2:57:37

Firefighters spent more than two hours battling a blaze among old tyres and rubbish near the old brickworks in Alvechurch.

Ex-services celebration
Posted on August 14 2010 at 3:20:37

Alvechurch Ex-Services Association’s Anniversary Dinner took the theme of a Street Party, marking 65 years since the end of World War 2.

People’s forum returns
Posted on August 11 2010 at 2:52:29

The Partners and Community together (PACT) forum in Alvechurch is to be re-launched next month.

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