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80 years young
Posted on August 25 2011 at 12:32:43

Raising the retirement age means nothing to Doreen Gray as she celebrates her 80th birthday on a normal day at work in Barnt Green.

Pedal power
Posted on August 25 2011 at 12:54:36

A group of cyclists, all members of Blackwell Club, recently embarked on the latest Blackwell Challenge in aid of three charities.

Thank you for the music
Posted on August 23 2011 at 3:05:34

Multiple Sclerosis charity J.A.Y.s would like to say a big thanks to The Old Farts for putting on a brilliant gig in support of them at Barnt Green Social Club.

Save or improve lives by giving blood
Posted on August 23 2011 at 3:02:34

National Health Service Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) will soon be starting sessions at Lickey Parish Hall on Old Birmingham Road.

Beavers bridge the age gap
Posted on August 23 2011 at 8:58:22

The 1st Barnt Green Beaver Scouts were invited to The Lawns residential home in Alvechurch to help them achieve their Fitness Challenge badge.

Lickey thieves caught in the act
Posted on August 22 2011 at 2:34:29

Police are appealing for information after two men were spotted stealing a woman’s handbag from a car parked near the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre.

Villagers win speed pledge
Posted on August 22 2011 at 12:38:43

Cofton Hackett residents are celebrating a pledge to cut the speed limit through their village – but some say it still doesn’t go far enough.

New road ‘paves way for flood of houses’
Posted on August 22 2011 at 12:30:15

Campaigners in Brockhill, on the north edge of Redditch, are warning that development plans to be decided this month could open up a route for new Green Belt housing on the edge of Alvechurch and Tardebigge.

Ex-Services Association remembers VJ Day
Posted on August 21 2011 at 3:13:34

As the years take us further away from the catastrophic events of the 20th century, recollections of those dark days are fading, writes Arthur Pearsall.

Bumper crowd at Burcot
Posted on August 21 2011 at 2:12:49

Burcot village was again blessed with fine weather for its annual fete. A bumper crowd enjoyed the afternoon and the flower tent also saw an increase in entries.

Meadows cash withdrawal
Posted on August 21 2011 at 12:45:43

Planned improvements to playing fields in Alvechurch, including the long-awaited drainage of The Meadows, are in jeopardy after Bromsgrove District Council withdrew its offer to pay for the work.

Alpine challenge
Posted on August 21 2011 at 12:56:40

Bromsgrove triathlete Helen Russell has raised more than £300 for the Primrose Hospice by completing the gruelling Alp d’Huez Triathlon in France.

Tip update
Posted on August 20 2011 at 12:53:43

Lickey and Marlbrook residents are waiting to hear what is to happen at Marlbrook Tip, where 1.08 million cubic metres of spoil has been dumped without permission.

Lickey heritage rocks
Posted on August 18 2011 at 2:07:49

An important heritage site has been unveiled on the slopes of the Lickey Hills in Cofton Hackett, writes Mary Green.

Nursing home plans shelved
Posted on August 18 2011 at 1:04:43

Hopwood is breathing a sigh of relief after plans for an 80-room nursing home in the hamlet were refused by Bromsgrove planning committee.

Afternoon of fun
Posted on August 17 2011 at 11:07:16

There was plenty of entertainment on offer as the Old Rose and Crown Hotel in Lickey hosted a Family Fun Afternoon in aid of local charity Cure Leukaemia.

Anya’s got talent!
Posted on August 01 2011 at 10:34:35

A 12-year-old Redditch girl with a big voice was the deserved winner of the ‘Alvechurch Has Got Talent’ competition, held on Sunday July 31 at the village’s Red Lion pub.

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