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Queen’s jubilee party plans take shape
Posted on February 21 2012 at 1:12:25

Plans for a large event in Alvechurch to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are forging ahead.

Bliss stylists in national competition
Posted on February 20 2012 at 3:25:13

Good luck to Zoe and Jennifer of Bliss Hair Therapy in Alvechurch, who have entered the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2012.

88 homes appeal shelved
Posted on February 20 2012 at 3:22:25

Hopes of a successful legal challenge to approval for 88 homes on the green fields behind The Barnt Green Inn have been dashed.

Sailor’s high seas drama
Posted on February 20 2012 at 1:15:03

Barnt Green amateur yachtsman Nick Woodward had to be checked out in hospital after being flung across his yacht cabin in rough seas off the coast of Taiwan.

Hopwood traffic plea
Posted on February 19 2012 at 1:17:25

A petition bearing the signatures of just about everyone in Hopwood was handed to police at the Alvechurch PACT meeting pleading for help with the busy A441 through their hamlet.

Village in shock over crash
Posted on February 19 2012 at 11:28:49

The Alvechurch teacher killed in a school ski-trip coach crash in France has been named as Peter Rippington, known to everyone at Alvechurch Middle School as Mr Rip.

Cyclists’ terrific total
Posted on February 18 2012 at 1:18:25

A cheque for nearly £4,500 was handed to Joanne Danaher and Leonie Hudson, of Acorns, by charity bike ride organisers Pete Joannides and Jeremy Roberts.

Sinfonia welcomes return of founder
Posted on February 18 2012 at 1:15:17

The Midland Sinfonia’s founder, Nigel Morley, is back by popular demand.

Finstall cycle star Jess takes gold in new world record time
Posted on February 18 2012 at 10:58:14

Finstall Olympic hope Jess Varnish has pedalled into the record books with her sprint partner Victoria Pendleton at the Track Cycling World Cup.

Table sale boosts funds
Posted on February 16 2012 at 12:26:47

Emily Yates reports on the latest activities at The Lounge in Alvechurch.

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