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Hopwood actor in Indian film controversy
Posted on March 28 2013 at 1:11:55

Hopwood actor Mitch Powell is set to hit the big screen this weekend, in a film that’s causing a stir in India.

Diamond smiles
Posted on March 21 2013 at 11:06:33

On March 21 1953, newlyweds June and Trevor Collett posed in front of a privet arch in the garden of the Red Lion pub, Alvechurch, after their marriage at St Laurence Church.

Now it’s praise in the park
Posted on March 20 2013 at 11:29:33

The Alvechurch Big Lunch is growing as more groups come up with ideas for the May Bank Holiday bash, including a “songs of praise”.

The parish strikes back
Posted on March 20 2013 at 10:14:35

Parish councils across The Village area have been alarmed by remarks emanating from Bromsgrove political leaders calling for their abolition.

What a Re-Leaf!
Posted on March 19 2013 at 3:34:33

Littleheath Garden Centre welcomed the start of spring with a special charity event.

Healthy holiday of a lifetime
Posted on March 19 2013 at 1:00:33

A group of children whose lives are still being affected by the Chernobyl disaster have arrived for a month’s stay in the Village area

Policing questions
Posted on March 19 2013 at 10:43:33

Plans to shake up policing in this area, including the possible closure of Wythall Police Station, will come under the spotlight at the quarterly Alvechurch PACT public session on April 15.

Finstall speed appeal
Posted on March 18 2013 at 2:48:50

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Rail inquiry ‘should be expanded’
Posted on March 18 2013 at 11:56:33

A planning summit of the bodies involved in the rail and station upgrade in Alvechurch has been called by the inspector to tackle what should be done about car parking.

Towpath dog bin
Posted on March 18 2013 at 10:45:33

A dog-bin has been installed on the canal towpath near The Crown Inn, so dog-walkers will have no excuse for discarding poo-bags in the hedgerow.

Meat the winners!
Posted on March 18 2013 at 10:17:55

Two village butchers are celebrating winning top awards for their produce.

Hockey champions
Posted on March 17 2013 at 3:06:33

Bromsgrove School’s U14 boys hockey team have been crowned Midlands Champions following a strong performance at the Midlands Finals.

Fun events for all ages
Posted on March 17 2013 at 3:50:33

The Lounge’s Publicity Events Manager provides an update on recent activities.

Swan song
Posted on March 17 2013 at 1:34:33

Readers may remember the lovely swan photo from the weather article in our March magazine, taken by local photographer Paul Wilde on his daily walks around Paper Mill in Redditch.

Zoe’s colour creation
Posted on March 17 2013 at 1:16:33

An Alvechurch hair stylist has made it through to the regional final of a top competition. 

Fun for over-50s
Posted on March 17 2013 at 11:53:39

There was plenty of fun, food and friendship to be had at Burcot’s annual Over-50s Party which brings older residents together in the Village Hall.

Lickey paths sealed in outbreak
Posted on March 17 2013 at 10:27:27

A disease that could devastate plants and trees has reappeared in the Lickey Hills.

Have a Wilde time with Dramatic Society
Posted on March 17 2013 at 9:46:27

Alvechurch Dramatic Society presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at Alvechurch Village Hall on April 25, 26 and 27, all at 7.30pm.

Alvechurch footballer picked for England
Posted on March 17 2013 at 10:46:04

Former Alvechurch schoolboy Josh Poole, of Rowney Green, was picked to play for the England Schools Under 18s Centenary Shield match against Wales.

25 years of fun run fundraising
Posted on March 16 2013 at 12:41:27

A Bromsgrove charity which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for blood cancer research is gearing up for its 25th annual fun run.

Young foresters
Posted on March 16 2013 at 11:25:27

1st Barnt Green Scouts have planted a tree at Hopwood Park services as part of their Foresters badge.

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