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Village sport, curry and song for charity
Posted on January 27 2011 at 12:33:11

Dougie and Amelia Brown
Cricketer Dougie Brown and his singer wife Amelia are hosting two charity fundraisers at village venues. The Finstall couple, already training hard for this year’s London Marathon in April, are holding a curry night in Barnt Green and a karaoke night in Lickey.

Warning after sex-attack on teenager
Posted on January 25 2011 at 3:12:54

A second sex attack in Bromsgrove – this time on a teenager – has led to a new warning from police for women take extra care.

Pepper spray robbery blinds businessman
Posted on January 25 2011 at 3:07:33

A Bromsgrove business owner was blinded by pepper spray in a robbery of what police say was a “large quantity of cash” in the town centre

Barnt Green hut appeal hits £300,000
Posted on January 24 2011 at 6:11:24

The Barnt Green Scout and Guide appeal has passed the £300,000 mark with the announcement of the latest £10,000 grant.

Man appears before court in Worcester on murder charge
Posted on January 24 2011 at 1:32:10

A 20-year-old West Heath man has appeared before Worcester Crown Court charged with murder following an incident at a pub in Alvechurch.

Village surgeon honoured
Posted on January 24 2011 at 11:15:44

Rowney Green surgeon Keith Porter is to be knighted for his services to the armed forces.

Fish fears allayed
Posted on January 22 2011 at 12:12:02

A number of Villagers have contacted British Waterways expressing concern over the effect on fish of the new walkway at the dead arm of the canal in Alvechurch.

Life after 76!
Posted on January 21 2011 at 2:10:18

Mr and Mrs Cowley

76-year-old Alvechurch resident Jose Nash and new husband Alan Cowley cut their cake after tying the knot at the Abbey Hotel on Saturday January 8. 

Barnt Green festival date
Posted on January 21 2011 at 11:42:39

Barnt Green is to hold its Summer Festival on June 11, with the High Street again closed for an afternoon of activities.

Land Rover thieves strike again
Posted on January 19 2011 at 1:11:29

Another village Land Rover has been stolen, this time from a house in Cofton Hackett.

Hopwood’s bare, naked ladies
Posted on January 19 2011 at 11:15:22

Hopwood Women’s Institute celebrated its 90th anniversary with a cake bearing 90 bare ladies.

The Hopwood WI cake bearing 90 bare, naked ladies.

Grit gripes miss target
Posted on January 15 2011 at 5:26:52

The parish lengthsman was abused by villagers while out helping to keep maintain grit supplies during the cold spell, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

From Barnt Green to Westminster
Posted on January 14 2011 at 4:32:26

Villagers have been invited to join a Commons coach trip - including the chance to meet their MP, Sajid Javid, in Westminster.

The Lounge opens its doors
Posted on January 13 2011 at 5:16:22

Tracy gets to grips with the coffee machine on the first day of The Lounge.
The Lounge has opened its doors to village teenagers in the evenings and from this Friday morning will also be serving coffee and cake to adults.

The 29-car frozen takeaway!
Posted on January 12 2011 at 3:13:52

Village motorists who still think it’s safe to leave their engines running to defrost cars should beware after police found 29 vehicles ready to be stolen in one morning.

Car-sex blights village road
Posted on January 12 2011 at 2:13:22

An Alvechurch side road has become a site for sex in cars, police told last night’s Partners and Communities Together meeting. 

£9,500 county pledge to The Lounge vanishes
Posted on January 11 2011 at 2:39:36

A promised £9,500 contribution from Worcestershire County Council towards The Lounge community venture in Alvechurch “does not exist”.

Christmas criticism over parish lights
Posted on January 11 2011 at 3:03:50

After aiming to bring as much Christmas spirit to village life as possible, with new lights turned on earlier than ever, Alvechurch Parish Council is still on the receiving end of criticism.

Email flummoxes councillor
Posted on January 11 2011 at 2:18:21

The new county councillor for Alvechurch has admitted that she doesn’t know how to send an email.

Taxi ‘sex attack’ arrest
Posted on January 11 2011 at 12:35:00

Police investigating a reported sexual assault by a taxi driver on a teenage passenger on her way home from Bromsgrove have arrested a man.

Shotgun stolen in £4,000 Tardebigge raid
Posted on January 11 2011 at 10:16:03

Thieves made off with cash and possessions worth more than £4,000 - including a £1,200 shotgun - from a house in Tardebigge.

Home oil thefts warning
Posted on January 10 2011 at 12:23:38

Police are warning villagers with oil-fired heating to be on their guard after a raid on a tank at a home in Beoley.

Funeral thieves drive off with puppies
Posted on January 07 2011 at 5:59:24

Jack the puppyOtto the puppy
Thieves who stole a Land Rover from outside a funeral also took two puppies that were in the back, leaving their owner distraught.

‘Cheryl’ adds X-Factor to New Year
Posted on January 01 2011 at 3:09:40

'Cheryl Cole'‘Cheryl Cole’ was among the cast of characters summoned by the Alvechurch Morris to spread news of the past year during their New Year mummer’s play. She was joined by ‘Simon Cowell’, ‘George Lord’ and the infamous Scottish Doctor for the medieval-style ‘newscast’ at the Crown Inn, Withybed Green, on New Year’s Day. Picture Gallery

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