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Baby boom for Paper Mill swans
Posted on May 31 2013 at 2:25:32

Listen out for the patter of tiny webbed feet at Paper Mill in Redditch, where a brood of cygnets has recently hatched.

All-American charity bash at the Westmead
Posted on May 31 2013 at 10:34:26

The Westmead Hotel in Hopwood is holding an American Independence Day Party on July 5, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Love where you live
Posted on May 31 2013 at 10:18:03

If you’re fed up with seeing litter in the hedgerows, now is your chance to do something about it - join the Barnt Green Litter Pick on Saturday June 8!

Barnt Green team pulls off footballing Quintuple
Posted on May 28 2013 at 3:22:27

Forget doing the Double – a Barnt Green football team has won a record FIVE trophies this season.

‘Despicable’ burglars con Lickey End woman
Posted on May 24 2013 at 2:18:57

A woman in her 70s had a large sum of cash stolen from her by distraction burglars who called at her home in Lickey End saying they needed to carry out work in her garden.

The ‘any speed’ village
Posted on May 22 2013 at 9:45:11

A village’s speed limits are unenforceable, residents heard at a special meeting called to tackle traffic problems.

Currying cash for charity
Posted on May 21 2013 at 1:35:19

The Deedar Indian restaurant in Barnt Green was full of fun and fundraising as the seventh Annual Sporting Charity Curry Night raised £2,000 for Cure Leukaemia.

Scouting on the river
Posted on May 21 2013 at 1:32:27

Barnt Green Scouts had fun working on their Dragon Boat activity badge on the Severn.  

Spilt milk. . .
Posted on May 21 2013 at 1:29:27

There must have been plenty of crying over this accident, captured in a great picture from the archives of Alvechurch Historical Society.

Two awards for prison garden
Posted on May 21 2013 at 12:19:19

A garden created by prisoners and staff at HMP Hewell picked up a RHS silver medal and was voted the People’s Choice at the Malvern Spring Show.

Police link village burglaries
Posted on May 21 2013 at 1:17:31

Police believe two burglaries in Barnt Green and Lickey End may be linked.

Saddling up for charity
Posted on May 21 2013 at 10:59:27

Two Barnt Green women are saddling up for charity as they undertake a gruelling 400km cycle ride from London to Paris.

A supporter at county
Posted on May 21 2013 at 11:08:02

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Plan presentation
Posted on May 21 2013 at 9:58:27

The Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan team is giving a presentation on progress so far at Hopwood Village Hall (near the Westmead Hotel) on Saturday June 22 from 10am-4pm.

Callum’s sticker success
Posted on May 21 2013 at 9:52:27

A Rowney Green schoolboy has created a sign for the wheelie bins of his village to help keep down traffic speeds.

Girls’ choir wins two awards
Posted on May 20 2013 at 2:12:19

At the recent Worcester Competitive Arts festival, the Dodderhill school senior choir won the under-16 choir category and also the under 19 choir category, despite all their performers being under the age of 16.

Sweet treats for Siena
Posted on May 20 2013 at 10:31:27

A Bromsgrove schoolgirl who suffers from severe food allergies can now enjoy her very own sweet treats thanks to her mum’s ingenuity – and the idea has grown into a successful business.

Aussie bats for Alvechurch
Posted on May 20 2013 at 10:18:27

Alvechurch and Hopwood Cricket Club is putting its faith in the coaching skills of an Australian over this Ashes summer.

Walking for Hannah
Posted on May 20 2013 at 10:11:27

Twenty-five women from Barnt Green – plus one man on behalf of his wife – walked 26 miles around Birmingham last month.

Downhill racer in top place
Posted on May 20 2013 at 10:06:27

You wouldn’t immediately associate Barnt Green with skiing, yet ten-year-old Siena Horton is making a real impression in the ski-racing world.

Bishop’s bells celebration
Posted on May 20 2013 at 9:57:27

After more than seven years of fundraising and hard work, the restored bells of St Laurence, Alvechurch, are to be dedicated in a service led by the Bishop of Worcester.

Bromsgrove chef is in running for top award
Posted on May 19 2013 at 2:21:19

Bromsgrove chef Lorenzo Richards has been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the national Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2013, in the Best Ethnic Cuisine category.

Pupils turn on the power
Posted on May 19 2013 at 12:56:27

Pupils from Bromsgrove School recently competed in an electric car challenge, racing a vehicle they designed and built themselves.

Golfing for charity
Posted on May 19 2013 at 10:02:27

The senior members of Rose Hill Golf Club play charity matches on their course in the Lickey Hills throughout the year, with the money raised going to a charity of their choosing.

A village chuggernaut!
Posted on May 19 2013 at 10:25:41

When a group of friends started running together ten years ago they were at the vanguard of something much bigger.

County poll leaves seats unchanged
Posted on May 03 2013 at 4:53:34

There were no surprises in the Village area elections to Worcestershire County Council – although UKIP and the Independent candidate gave the sitting Tories a wake-up call in Alvechurch.

Bring on the bluebells
Posted on May 03 2013 at 9:57:32

Peck Wood’s annual Bluebell Week takes place from May 13 this year.

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