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Family pay tribute to stabbing victim
Posted on March 30 2011 at 10:23:12

Jonathan Crow, aged 41, of Rubery.
The family of a man who died following a stabbing in Rubery have paid tribute to him.
  Jonathan Crow (left), aged 41, who was living in Rubery but used to live in Alvechurch, died after being stabbed in Maple Road last Friday. He was a “much loved son and brother who would be greatly missed”.

Barnt Green hires £5,000 expert to fight homes plan
Posted on March 29 2011 at 10:35:16

Barnt Green Parish Council has hired a planning consultant to help it fight proposals for as many as 200 houses on fields between the village and the Lickey Hills.

Murder charge after Rubery stabbing
Posted on March 28 2011 at 9:01:25

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after another man died following a stabbing in Rubery.

M-way ‘shanty town’ clear-up plea
Posted on March 28 2011 at 3:28:42

Promised work on the lay-bys between Hopwood and Junction 2 of the M42 to prevent lorries parking overnight and creating what Alvechurch parish chairman John Cypher called a “shanty town” has still not begun.

U-turn x 2 = circle?
Posted on March 28 2011 at 3:09:48

Do two U-turns make a circle? The Alvechurch PACT panel is hoping so after concluding it would be better to retain the mini-roundabout at the junction of Tanyard Lane and Red Lion Street and improve road markings and signage.
  This will be among the topics raised at the public PACT meeting at Alvechurch Village Hall at 7pm on April 12, when the Annual Parish Meeting will also be held.

Planning chief ‘personally on the case’ at Marlbrook Tip
Posted on March 28 2011 at 11:09:02

The Head of Planning for Bromsgrove and Redditch has told villagers that she has taken control of sorting out the “nightmare” caused by heavy lorries laden with muck plying up the Lickey Hills to Marlbrook Tip.

Alvechurch win cup in first year
Posted on March 28 2011 at 11:05:30

Alvechurch Lions’ first season in the Bromsgrove and District Football League saw Cup Final success in the Rose Bowl against league leaders and favourites Selly Oak United.

Towpath cycle date
Posted on March 26 2011 at 3:18:49

The annual towpath cycle ride from Withybed Green, Alvechurch, to Diglis Basin, Worcester to raise money for Acorns children’s hospice takes place on Saturday June 25.

Bible marathon marks anniversaries
Posted on March 25 2011 at 3:44:52


Getting ready to read
If you went into St Laurence Church Alvechurch at any time during the week of 14-19 March, you would have seen a remarkable celebration taking place.

Lickey post office robber jailed for ten years
Posted on March 24 2011 at 3:15:14

A man who robbed Lickey Hills Post Office with an imitation firearm and threatened to shoot a woman in her 80s waiting to collect her pension has been jailed for 10 years.

From little acorns . . .
Posted on March 23 2011 at 3:40:22

In the autumn of 1999 Marian Gallagher, of Ashmead Drive, Cofton Hackett, picked up five acorns, one for each of her children and grand children, from under the oak tree on the boundary of Cofton Park and Groveley Lane at the end of Ashmead Drive . . .

Jean to stand down after 40 years
Posted on March 22 2011 at 3:35:06

Long- standing local politician Jean Luck is standing down at the council elections next month. “I will have done 40 years on Beoley Parish Council and 20-odd years on Bromsgrove District Council and so I think it’s time to go,” she said.

Jess beats 8,000 to win top chef title
Posted on March 21 2011 at 8:54:59

Jess Higgins The Village delivery girl Jess Higgins, of Alvechurch, is congratulated by TV chefs Ainsley Harriott and Brian Turner after winning the FutureChef 2011 title in London.
  The 16-year-old South Bromsgrove student beat nearly 8,000 other competitors to win a prestigious family trip to Rome and other great prizes, including £350 for her school.

Baptists launch £70,000 appeal
Posted on March 21 2011 at 3:38:58

The Baptist Church in Alvechurch has launched an appeal to raise around £70,000 over the next year as part of a programme of renovation of its buildings.

Worthy winners
Posted on March 21 2011 at 3:03:07

Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club’s unbeaten Under 7s are celebrating another victory.

Marathon man
Posted on March 20 2011 at 2:34:02

Children’s nurse Gus Taramasco, of Rowney Green, hopes to raise cash by running the London Marathon.

The cake fairy
Posted on March 20 2011 at 1:59:31

Alvechurch cake-maker Abbie May is using her skills to raise funds for Marie Curie.

Golf challenge
Posted on March 16 2011 at 1:46:25

The Abbey Hotel, Bordesley, marked the opening of two new challenging holes on its golf course with a keenly fought competition.

Cakes for charity
Posted on March 15 2011 at 2:51:44

The Rising Fives group at Barnt Green Pre-School held a cake stall and raised £50 for charity.

Dramatic licence
Posted on March 14 2011 at 1:13:03

Alvechurch Dramatic Society is preparing for a production of Hay Fever, by Noel Coward, at Alvechurch Village Hall next month.

Packed meeting objects to Barnt Green homes plan
Posted on March 13 2011 at 2:01:21

More than 100 people crammed into the Friends Meeting House, Barnt Green, to hear how the parish council planned to respond to proposals for as many as 200 new homes on a field on the edge of the village.

More on bridge mystery
Posted on March 11 2011 at 1:43:38

Readers may remember recent correspondence about the ‘Mystery of canal bridge 63’ at Alvechurch. . .

Blast from the past
Posted on March 11 2011 at 10:40:46

Alvechurch Historical Society held a successful Annual General Meeting with the same committee serving for another year.

International rescue
Posted on March 10 2011 at 11:51:51

An Alvechurch fireman has been helping earthquake victims in New Zealand.

Year of the rabbit
Posted on March 08 2011 at 9:38:46

The children of Sandhills Nursery School at St Andrew’s Parish Centre, Barnt Green, celebrated the Chinese New Year and raised money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Marlbook Tip nightmare ‘is over’
Posted on March 07 2011 at 1:09:18

The nightmare of dirty, heavy lorries plying their loads of spoil up the Lickey Hills to Marlbrook Tip could soon be over.

‘Have your say’ over Green Belt homes
Posted on March 04 2011 at 6:12:34

A Bromsgrove councillor is urging villagers to find out more about the plans to create “Development Sites” in the Green Belt and have their say before it’s too late.

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