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From the Past

First look at new station plans
Posted on April 23 2012 at 12:20:00

Plans for new platforms and a pedestrian bridge at Alvechurch Station have been revealed by Network Rail.

Memories of ‘an inspiration’
Posted on April 22 2012 at 12:10:00

One of Pete Rippington’s former pupils has created a commemorative book using pictures and stories sent from around the world.

Party in the park to mark jubilee
Posted on April 22 2012 at 11:50:00

Alvechurch is putting the finishing touches to plans for a big party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Remembering Titanic
Posted on April 21 2012 at 12:28:00

Residents at The Lawns, Alvechurch, were enthralled by a talk on the Titanic 100 years to the day after it set off on its fateful maiden voyage.

George Lord gets 4 years
Posted on April 21 2012 at 12:25:00

The former Conservative county councillor for Alvechurch George Lord has been sentenced to four years in prison for sex assaults.

Barnt Green presents a united front
Posted on April 21 2012 at 12:01:00

Barnt Green villagers have formed a fully fledged residents’ association in response to the imminent bulldozing of green fields which will change their village forever.

New bells from old
Posted on April 20 2012 at 12:15:00

A group of Alvechurch bellringers travelled to the Whitechapel Foundry, London, to see the casting of three new bells for St Laurence Church.

Anger over homes plan
Posted on April 20 2012 at 12:04:00

Sarah Rees reports from Bromsgrove’s biggest estate – which may get bigger . . .

Search for cause of major Barnt Green house blaze
Posted on April 19 2012 at 11:01:07

Investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire that ripped through the first floor and roof of a house in Barnt Green and took 60 firefighters all night to bring under control.

Do you want fewer Bromsgrove councillors?
Posted on April 16 2012 at 8:46:41

There are just a few weeks left for villagers to have their say on reducing the number of councillors on Bromsgrove District Council.

Alvechurch cottage burglary plea
Posted on April 08 2012 at 12:31:56

Police are appealing for witnesses and in particular motorists who passed the scene of a burglary as it was happening in Alvechurch.

Bluebell bonanza
Posted on April 05 2012 at 12:07:28

Flower fans will have the chance to view a carpet of beautiful bluebells when a local wood opens to the public.

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