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The new Lickey Hill?
Posted on June 30 2011 at 9:39:08

Villagers who blamed the ten-year “nightmare” of lorries thundering up the Lickey Hills on too much waste being taken to Marlbrook Tip appear to have been vindicated by a report of over-tipping on a vast scale.

Building battle lines drawn
Posted on June 30 2011 at 9:35:47

As Barnt Green residents refuse to countenance even the idea of building on the sensitive field on the edge of their village, a host of sharp-suited men from Banner Homes rolled up last month with their plans to do just that.

Table top sale success
Posted on June 29 2011 at 2:14:44

A Posh Table Top Sale held at The Lounge Internet Cafe in the centre of Alvechurch raised £280 for the venue’s projects, which support members of the local communities.

Cofton thieves take keys then car
Posted on June 29 2011 at 10:19:23

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Cofton Hackett in which a car was stolen.

Barnt Green field plans on show
Posted on June 29 2011 at 10:09:50

Developer Banner Homes is holding a consultation in Barnt Green this afternoon (June 29) to show villagers its controversial plans for the field beside Fiery Hill Road.

Spice Valley celebrates
Posted on June 28 2011 at 2:29:17

Spice Valley in Bromsgrove is celebrating its 11th birthday and two industry accolades.

Festival of flowers
Posted on June 28 2011 at 12:56:18

Tardebigge Flower Festival saw St Bartholomew’s Church decorated with inventive floral displays created by a diverse range of local groups, businesses and organisations.

Nursing home protest
Posted on June 28 2011 at 9:45:16

Plans for an 80-room nursing home by the main roundabout in Hopwood are being resisted robustly by Alvechurch Parish Council.

Month of parties at Burcot Grange
Posted on June 27 2011 at 12:20:12

It’s been a fun-filled month at residential care home Burcot Grange.

Villager power fights for right to safe roads
Posted on June 27 2011 at 9:49:08

Cofton Hackett residents have joined together to fight for a safer road through their village.

Longbridge ‘town centre’ plans
Posted on June 27 2011 at 9:47:08

A new £70 million Longbridge “town centre”, claimed to be creating more than 1,000 jobs, has been given planning approval by Birmingham.

Village in Redditch?
Posted on June 26 2011 at 10:01:26

Fears that a large part of The Village area could be linked to Redditch have been raised again.

Local police team commended
Posted on June 25 2011 at 10:06:21

Some familiar faces around Alvechurch, Hopwood and Rowney Green have been commended for putting their local knowledge to good use in catching burglars.

Extra trains for village
Posted on June 24 2011 at 10:04:12

Alvechurch could get three trains an hour into Birmingham, if plans to upgrade the line go ahead.

Glowing report from OFSTED
Posted on June 22 2011 at 3:53:17

Barnt Green Pre-School is celebrating after receiving “Good with elements of Outstanding”  in its latest OFSTED inspection. 

Race day raises funds
Posted on June 21 2011 at 1:06:38

An Ascot Race Day held at Blackwell Club raised more than £1,000 for the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity.

Rugby volunteers recognised
Posted on June 21 2011 at 1:41:15

Kings Norton Rhinos, the junior section of Kings Norton RFC, are celebrating two wins at the North Midlands Rugby Football Union Volunteer Awards.

Remembering Lord Austin 70 years on
Posted on June 21 2011 at 10:33:37

A memorial service for Herbert Austin, 1st Baron of Longbridge (November 8, 1866–May 23, 1941) was held at Holy Trinity Church, Lickey.

Volunteers sought for Day Centre
Posted on June 20 2011 at 2:35:44

Barnt Green Day Centre provides care for older people from Barnt Green and surrounding areas, including those who are lonely, suffering from illness, frailty or confusion – and also provides their carers with some respite.

A life of spice
Posted on June 20 2011 at 2:08:18

Anita Sharma-James

Indian cookery expert Anita Sharma-James will be sharing recipes from her brand-new book in an authentic Indian food masterclass in Worcester this coming Saturday, as part of the Worcestershire Literary Festival.

Trefoil challengers
Posted on June 20 2011 at 2:05:58

Three members of the Lickey Valley Trefoil Guild were awarded badges and certificates for completing a year-long challenge.

Village golf pro triumphs
Posted on June 19 2011 at 2:01:10

A village golf pro beat off competition from across the county to win the Worcestershire Professionals 36-hole Championship.

Marlbook Tip is nearly four times too big, according to surveyors
Posted on June 15 2011 at 1:39:44

Villagers who blamed the ten-year “nightmare” of lorries thundering up the Lickey Hills on too much waste being taken to Marlbrook Tip appear to have been vindicated by a damning report of ‘over-tipping’ on an enormous scale.
  More than one million cubic metres too much waste - nearly four times the planned amount - has been transported by lorries through residential areas to the tip, according to report by surveyors.

Swan pub armed robbery plea
Posted on June 15 2011 at 10:21:52

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen armed robbers fleeing Alvechurch after holding up The Swan pub in the village.

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