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St George’s celebrations
Posted on April 23 2013 at 10:52:17

St George’s Day celebrations organised by local WIs saw Alvechurch Village Hall packed with people enjoying tea and cakes.

Big Lunch packs a punch
Posted on April 22 2013 at 10:27:28

Organisers of a big spring bank holiday party are hoping the weather gods will smile on them.

New policing tsar in village speed pledge
Posted on April 21 2013 at 10:46:17

Traffic speeding through our villages has been highlighted as a priority by the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia.

Thieves stay home
Posted on April 21 2013 at 10:38:17

There were only three house burglaries in Alvechurch parish between January to March this year, according to police figures.

Bordesley homes vetoed
Posted on April 21 2013 at 10:36:17

The threat of a sea of houses spreading into the Village area from Redditch has eased.

Try sailing at open day
Posted on April 20 2013 at 3:09:17

Barnt Green Sailing Club hosts an Open Afternoon on Saturday May 11 from 2–5pm.

Busy season ahead for concert band
Posted on April 20 2013 at 2:53:17

Blackwell Concert Band, now based in Catshill near Bromsgrove, is about to embark on an incredibly busy 2013 playing season.

Behaviour crackdown
Posted on April 20 2013 at 12:16:17

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Pedal plea
Posted on April 20 2013 at 10:39:17

Organisers of the annual Alvechurch Bike Ride are urging villagers to get their entry forms in.

From Pope to pop
Posted on April 20 2013 at 10:38:17

Thousands of pop music fans are set to follow in the footsteps of Christian pilgrims when the Fusion Festival takes over the same site at Cofton Park as that used for the Pope’s visit in 2010.

Swan update
Posted on April 20 2013 at 10:44:06

Last month we reported the sad story of a female swan at Paper Mill in Redditch, who had died and left her partner all alone at the start of the mating season.

Comic stress relief
Posted on April 19 2013 at 12:32:17

Three local businesswomen raised more than £400 on Red Nose Day when they provided “Comic Stress Relief” in Barnt Green.

Olivia’s got talent
Posted on April 19 2013 at 12:30:17

Talented Marlbrook youngster Olivia Withey brought home a bumper haul of prizes from the Worcester Competitive Arts Festival.

Village composer’s modern hymns
Posted on April 19 2013 at 10:40:17

First there was Crimond and Jerusalem, now there is Lickey End and Barnt Green.

Tournament success for family-run club
Posted on April 18 2013 at 3:05:17

Family-run club Rubery Taekwon-Do has gone from strength to strength since it began two years ago with just six students.

Award for Barnt Green chips
Posted on April 18 2013 at 10:48:12

Peter’s Pan fish and chip shop in Barnt Green celebrated second place in the ‘Best Chippy Chips’ Award, out of 500 chip shops across the Midlands.

Mysteries of the map revealed
Posted on April 17 2013 at 3:14:12

The 2013 Bromsgrove Lecture, a premier event in The Bromsgrove Society’s year, was held on the evening of April 9 and proved to be an outstanding success.

Easter fun for all ages
Posted on April 17 2013 at 12:21:12

There was Easter fun for everyone when Burcot Grange Residential Care Home invited children from nearby Blackwell First School to join residents on an Easter egg hunt around the gardens.

Garden event raises funds
Posted on April 14 2013 at 11:18:12

A special event at Little Heath Garden Centre in Lickey End provided fun for all the family as well as raising cash for the Bromsgrove Armed Forces Memorial Fund.

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