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Comedy and charity come together at Artrix
Posted on November 25 2012 at 3:21:07

Audience members at a recent Artrix comedy show joined in the “Movember” spirit by sporting false joke-shop moustaches.

Walking in the Lickeys
Posted on November 25 2012 at 11:33:07

One of the region’s outstanding attractions is the Lickey Hills and a group, whose name neatly describes a special interest, the Lickey Hills Society, has just launched a booklet encouraging people to make more use of this amenity.

A lovely charity gift!
Posted on November 25 2012 at 11:24:07

The Village has produced a charity calendar – featuring monthly walks around the area – to raise money for The Lounge youth project.

Party planners return
Posted on November 25 2012 at 10:39:07

After the success of the Diamond Jubilee Picnic in the Park in Alvechurch, another event is being planned for summer 2013.

The wages of theft: £100
Posted on November 25 2012 at 10:18:07

The thieves who risked life and liberty to scale a village church roof and steal a bell may have pocketed only £100.

Cooks for books
Posted on November 24 2012 at 11:28:07

Members of St Andrew’s, Barnt Green and St Michael’s, Cofton Hackett, often enjoy celebrating by having a Bring and Share meal together, writes Mary Kent.

Allotment lots drawn
Posted on November 24 2012 at 10:38:07

Lots were drawn randomly before Alvechurch Parish Council’s monthly meeting to assign 37 of the 40 allotment mini-plots to villagers who had confirmed an interest.

New Orleans singer comes to Redditch
Posted on November 23 2012 at 3:06:07

Lillian Boutte, known as the Musical Ambassador of New Orleans, will perform in a free concert at St Stephen’s Church, Redditch on Fri Dec 7 from 7pm.

Brothers reunited
Posted on November 23 2012 at 2:55:07

Celebrity guests joined a special party at The Wildmoor Oak pub and restaurant in Bromsgrove, as award-winning chef Lorenzo Richards and his wife Jules celebrated five years in charge of the popular venue.

Homes plans rejected
Posted on November 23 2012 at 10:37:07

An application to build two affordable homes in George Road, Alvechurch, has been turned down by planners who said the Bromsgrove District Housing Trust scheme was too cramped with poor access.

Village speeding shock
Posted on November 23 2012 at 10:30:17

The frightening extent of traffic speeding around Alvechurch parish has been revealed in a report prepared for Network Rail.

Golf Day raises cash
Posted on November 22 2012 at 11:50:07

The fourth John Bromley Memorial Golf day saw 40 golfers tee up at The Abbey Hotel course, which played well despite being closed earlier in the week after heavy downpours

New trophy presented
Posted on November 22 2012 at 10:52:07

A new sporting trophy has been introduced at Alvechurch Middle School, in memory of teacher Peter Rippington who died in the school ski coach crash in February.

Meet the author
Posted on November 22 2012 at 10:48:07

The monthly meeting of Alvechurch Library Reading Group took a significant departure in its normal business last month.

Heating oil alert
Posted on November 22 2012 at 10:41:07

Villagers are being urged to be on their guard following a theft of heating diesel oil worth £350 from a rural home on the edge of Alvechurch.

The Lounge needs you!
Posted on November 20 2012 at 3:27:07

The Lounge in Alvechurch needs a volunteer treasurer for 4–6 hours per week.

Saj-ta Claus!
Posted on November 20 2012 at 2:51:11

Village MP Sajid Javid performed the official opening of Santa’s grotto at Little Heath Garden Centre.

Six in ten parents would choose independent schools
Posted on November 20 2012 at 1:57:11

More parents than ever would choose to educate their child at an independent school if they could afford it, according to research published last month.

Finstall speed warning
Posted on November 20 2012 at 11:54:11

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Roll out the barrel
Posted on November 19 2012 at 11:46:11

Pupils from Lickey End First School “rolled out the barrel” after the school raised £446 for charity in a sponsored word challenge.

Tackling the burglars
Posted on November 17 2012 at 3:43:18

Local Policing Officer Tim Burling offers crime prevention advice for the winter.

Villagers warned over heating oil thefts
Posted on November 14 2012 at 10:29:17

Villagers are being urged to be on their guard following a theft of heating diesel oil worth £350 from a rural home.

Redditch choir’s charity concert
Posted on November 06 2012 at 12:20:16

A Redditch-based choir is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society with a special concert.

‘Outrage’ over theft of bell from Cofton church
Posted on November 04 2012 at 1:08:47

Thieves have stolen a bell from the roof of picturesque St Michael’s Church in Cofton Hackett.

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