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Outstanding, says OFSTED
Posted on June 30 2013 at 12:42:44

Staff and children from My First Friends Day nursery in Rubery are celebrating being graded as Outstanding after a recent OFSTED inspection.

How to get urgent medical treatment
Posted on June 30 2013 at 11:43:44

Mary Green explains how to contact medical services out of hours – for patients of Alvechurch Medical Practice.

Festival gripes
Posted on June 30 2013 at 10:55:44

Two festivals held at Alvechurch Football Club led to complaints from residents living nearby, Alvechurch Parish Council heard.

Homes vote victory
Posted on June 30 2013 at 10:56:44

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

At one with Barnt Green
Posted on June 29 2013 at 10:53:44

A plea to keep Hopwood connected to Alvechurch in future district council matters has been rejected.

Helen takes gold
Posted on June 28 2013 at 12:59:44

Marlbrook triathlete Helen Russell has won gold in the European Sprint Triathlon Championships. 

Race for life
Posted on June 28 2013 at 12:23:44

Nine-year-old Alvechurch resident Zoe Lawton and her aunt Victoria (granddaughter and daughter of The Village’s cartoonist Bob) ran the Race For Life at Arrow Valley Park in Redditch on Father’s Day.

60 years outdoors
Posted on June 28 2013 at 12:02:44

An outdoor activities group formed in Alvechurch has celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Village Hall.

Beware bogus lengthsman
Posted on June 28 2013 at 10:21:44

Villagers have been warned to watch out for a bogus parish lengthsman after the theft of his official jacket.

Parking crackdown
Posted on June 28 2013 at 9:32:44

Village centres across the area were freed of long-term parked cars almost overnight after new wardens were introduced.

Toe-tapping treat
Posted on June 27 2013 at 1:15:44

Wet weather couldn’t spoil the fun at Burcot Grange’s annual Garden Party, which raised £600 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Dressing up for cancer research
Posted on June 27 2013 at 1:22:44

Children at St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green have raised £300 for cancer research, inspired by their classmate who is being treated for leukaemia.

Great beer at club of year
Posted on June 27 2013 at 10:31:44

Staff and patrons of Blackwell Club are celebrating after the venue was declared Club of the Year by the Redditch & Bromsgrove branch of CAMRA.

Chari-tees
Posted on June 27 2013 at 10:28:44

Blackwell Golf Club is hosting the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire’s highly popular Annual Charity Golf Day on August 29.

Magic Bob’s next trick?
Posted on June 27 2013 at 9:43:58

Villagers may have seen Hopwood’s Magic Bob conjure a few bunnies from his hat over the years . . . but perhaps he’ll have a new routine after a family of robins set up home in his garden shed?     

The joy of gardening
Posted on June 26 2013 at 2:08:58

Residents at The Lawns care home in Alvechurch have been busy in the greenhouse ahead of their Open Day in September.

Missing cat plea
Posted on June 26 2013 at 12:49:58

A Blackwell resident has appealed for help in finding her missing cat.

Memorial match day
Posted on June 26 2013 at 10:08:58

Max and Amy Rippington are organising another football match this month in memory of their father, Peter, who was killed in the school ski trip crash in France last year.

Rock ’n’ roll reunion
Posted on June 26 2013 at 10:41:58

Alvechurch Village Hall was filled with the sounds of the Sixties (and Fifties) when The Swinging Chimes and The Rockin’ Berries got together for a jam session.

Blackwell thieves escape in stolen BMW
Posted on June 25 2013 at 12:42:50

Thieves who stole car keys and valuable jewellery from a house in Blackwell escaped in the owner’s BMW X3.

Anyone for tennis?
Posted on June 18 2013 at 11:44:53

Barnt Green Sports Club will be holding an Open Day on Saturday July 6, from 10.30am until 1.30pm.

Cherry Hill burglary plea
Posted on June 18 2013 at 10:33:09

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after electrical items were stolen during a daytime burglary in Barnt Green.

Don’t miss final walk of season
Posted on June 04 2013 at 11:43:37

The season of walks organised by Alvechurch Village Society concludes on July 1, so pop the date in your diary if you don’t want to miss out!

Blackwell-on-Sea!
Posted on June 04 2013 at 10:40:06

This year’s Blackwell Festival has a seaside theme, so dust off your deck chairs and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with friends and neighbours!

Learn about town’s nail history
Posted on June 03 2013 at 12:12:25

The Bromsgrove Society is holding its annual Summer School from July 9 to July 11.

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