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Fun and games in Blackwell
Posted on May 26 2012 at 2:09:26

The 2012 Olympics may be taking place 100 miles away in London, but residents of Blackwell will only have to travel down the road to get involved in the spirit of the Games.

Homes views sought
Posted on May 25 2012 at 11:01:51

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Scout & Guide HQ officially opened
Posted on May 25 2012 at 10:47:37

Villagers packed into the new Barnt Green Scout & Guide HQ to see its official opening by Digby, Lord Jones.

Hitting the right notes
Posted on May 24 2012 at 1:57:26

A Barnt Green youngster hit all the right notes when she won her first-ever singing competition.

Heavy work
Posted on May 24 2012 at 11:22:51

The recast and refurbished bells of St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, are finally ready to be rehung.

Under-threat social club’s decision day
Posted on May 24 2012 at 10:44:51

A village social club is facing closure after a slump in revenue over the winter left losses mounting.

Award for dedicated volunteer
Posted on May 23 2012 at 1:47:26

A volunteer who helped to set up a thriving support group for people affected by visual impairment in Barnt Green has been nominated for a national award.

Residents can show they care
Posted on May 23 2012 at 10:05:51

The newly formed Barnt Green area Residents Association is to hold walkabouts so villagers can identify those parts of the area they particularly care about.

In case anyone hadn’t noticed . . .
Posted on May 22 2012 at 11:58:36

For weeks, Alvechurch villagers watched workmen transform the old Midshires branch and adjoining shop into a Lloyds pharmacy.

Bromsgrove chef feeds TV celebs
Posted on May 21 2012 at 1:54:26

The culinary skills of an award-winning Bromsgrove chef are proving to be increasingly popular with hungry celebrities.

Party at the playgroup
Posted on May 21 2012 at 1:49:26

Two events held to celebrate the 25th birthday of a village playgroup proved a massive success and raised hundreds of pounds.

Secrets of the Lickeys
Posted on May 21 2012 at 11:14:51

Visitors to the Lickey Hills will have the chance to find out more about the land beneath their feet with a special event on Sunday June 17.

Save Our Sinfonia
Posted on May 21 2012 at 10:52:57

An orchestra founded in Alvechurch has launched an appeal to ensure its survival, writes fundraiser Keith Woolford.

New name, new home
Posted on May 20 2012 at 2:01:37

A local branch of the WI has relaunched under a new name to reflect its brand new home.

Victory after thrilling final
Posted on May 19 2012 at 2:13:37

Bromsgrove Rugby Club’s Under-14s are celebrating after they won the North Midlands Plate Final, beating Shrewsbury with a convincing scoreline of 39–3.

A fitting tribute
Posted on May 18 2012 at 11:30:51

More than 1,300 people watched a charity football match between family and friends of Pete Rippington, captained by his son and daughter at Alvechurch FC.

Greg shows how it’s done
Posted on May 17 2012 at 2:10:37

Visitors to Barnt Green Tennis Club’s Open Day witnessed a tennis masterclass as former British number one Greg Rusedski officially opened three new artificial clay courts.

Rail closure theory in spate of village shed break-ins
Posted on May 09 2012 at 9:34:10

Bicycles worth more than £2,500 were among property stolen from a number of sheds in Barnt Green and Alvechurch in raids residents link to the closure of the rail line for engineering work.

Helen takes European duathlon title
Posted on May 02 2012 at 3:43:16

Marlbrook triathlete Helen Russell powered her way to victory in the European Sprint Duathlon Championships, not only winning the 35-39 age group title but finishing first female overall, taking the European title outright.

George Lord victim speaks of ordeal
Posted on May 01 2012 at 1:22:54

One of the victims of George Lord, the former Conservative county councillor for Alvechurch who was jailed for sexually assaulting two teenagers, is encouraging other victims of historic sexual abuse to come forward.

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