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Burglary figures fall
Posted on April 20 2011 at 11:07:31

Burglary figures have fallen in the Alvechurch policing area, Sgt Simon Albutt told the PACT meeting.

Takeaway driver robbed at Hopwood
Posted on April 19 2011 at 1:19:15

A takeaway delivery man has been robbed at Hopwood after he got out of his car to help a woman who appeared distressed.

Lickey Hills quarantine alert
Posted on April 19 2011 at 1:16:52

Two sites in the Lickey Hills have been quarantined after the discovery of serious plant disease infecting bilberry and rhododendron..

Parish’s £5,000 objection
Posted on April 19 2011 at 12:16:12

Barnt Green Parish Council has submitted a professional rebuttal of proposals to build as many as 200 houses on fields between the village and the Lickey Hills.

Lorry park plan
Posted on April 19 2011 at 11:55:56

A lorry park may be built near the M42/A435 junction to help to alleviate the Hopwood “shanty town” of overnight parking.

Funny specs for charity
Posted on April 19 2011 at 11:32:16

Barnt Green pupils put the fun into fundraising. . .

Football returns to Blackwell
Posted on April 19 2011 at 11:09:17

There’s no longer any need for Blackwell youngsters to use jumpers for goalposts. . .

Green fun for whole family
Posted on April 18 2011 at 10:33:36

An Eco-Community Energy Fun Day was held at Alvechurch Baptist Church Hall, with plenty of green activities to educate and entertain.

Towpath trip
Posted on April 18 2011 at 12:53:08

A kind-hearted local schoolboy is getting on his bike for charity.

Anita needs your votes!
Posted on April 18 2011 at 11:00:35

indian cookery expert Anita Sharma-James has seen her culinary skills recognised in high places by reaching the regional heats of a nationwide competition.

Jess back in the mix
Posted on April 18 2011 at 11:43:31

Village delivery girl and award-winning teenage chef Jess Higgins has reached another final.

Young rugby teams celebrate
Posted on April 18 2011 at 10:18:44

Two young teams are celebrating after recent wins in rugby festivals.

Stage show to celebrate cancer survivors
Posted on April 17 2011 at 11:13:30

Rednal film producer Martin Nigel Davey has a brand new project in the pipeline – a very special stage show in aid of UK cancer charities.

Weekend of events at St Laurence
Posted on April 16 2011 at 11:02:20

A celebratory Flower Festival and a very special concert. . .

Wallet stolen from Cofton garden
Posted on April 15 2011 at 11:22:18

A tree surgeon’s wallet containing almost £400 in cash was stolen from a garden in Cofton Hackett where he was working.

Celebrating English Song at Tardebigge
Posted on April 14 2011 at 11:16:17

Jennie McGregor-Smith introduces this year’s series of concerts.

Second skydive
Posted on April 14 2011 at 11:48:08

An Alvechurch mum is preparing for her second skydive.

Real ale award for reborn Swan
Posted on April 14 2011 at 10:09:26

Swan Award
Just six months after reopening, The Swan in Alvechurch has been named Pub of the Season by Redditch & Bromsgrove Campaign for Real Ale. Celebrating the achievement above are (from left) licensees Tom Adams and Louis Hemming and barman Paul Amison.

Stars on stage
Posted on April 13 2011 at 12:04:51

Fourteen dancers from the Barnt Green-based Star Project Theatre School joined a cast of 400 on stage at Birmingham Town Hall.

Taxi driver killer gets life
Posted on April 06 2011 at 5:43:34

A man has been jailed for life for stabbing to death a taxi driver in Hopwood.

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