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Maths wins in Rip memorial
Posted on August 26 2013 at 11:12:52

The second football match in memory of Alvechurch teacher Peter Rippington raised £540 for Alvechurch Football Club, where the game was played.

John O’ Groats to Land’s End
Posted on August 21 2013 at 1:01:59

An intrepid group of Village teens completed a cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’ Groats as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

Jacket shows up
Posted on August 21 2013 at 10:03:59

After The Village reported on the disappearance of the Parish Lengthsman Ron Rand’s fluorescent jacket, it was handed in at “a local hostelry”, he tells us.

A walking celebration
Posted on August 21 2013 at 9:57:59

Barnt Green is holding a community walk followed by an evening pig roast to mark an agreement to promote footpaths around the parish.

Beoley skull ‘is Bard’s’
Posted on August 21 2013 at 9:45:59

The skull entombed beneath a Village church is that of William Shakespeare, if the series of events revealed in a new book is true.

Victorian Fair at Avoncroft
Posted on August 20 2013 at 11:12:07

Roll up, roll up and sample life from a bygone era at Avoncroft Museum’s Victorian Fair over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Lounge holds AGM
Posted on August 20 2013 at 11:11:24

Anyone with an interest in Alvechurch’s youth project, The Lounge, is invited to attend an AGM on Monday September 23 at 7.30pm.

Stars boost charity fun day
Posted on August 20 2013 at 1:21:59

Brilliant sunshine attracted around 700 people to the grounds of the Old Rose and Crown hotel for the third Annual Family Fun Day in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

Cycling to France
Posted on August 20 2013 at 1:19:59

An Alvechurch man will cycle all the way to France to raise funds for of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

7 in Seven
Posted on August 20 2013 at 1:16:59

Marlbrook resident Clair Andrews is taking part in a charity cycle challenge which will see her riding 700 miles in seven days, crossing seven European countries.

Riders in hot gear
Posted on August 20 2013 at 12:05:59

The sun shone on the 16th annual charity canal cycle ride from Withy­bed Green in Alvechurch to Worcester’s Digliss Basin.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Lickey crash
Posted on August 20 2013 at 11:28:30

Police want to trace witnesses to a road collision in Lickey which led to a motorcyclist being airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Rowney Green Calendar Boys strip for charity
Posted on August 20 2013 at 9:53:59

The men of Rowney Green have dared to go bare for a charity calendar raising money to combat a cancer that currently kills one man ever hour.

Competition: What my village means to me
Posted on August 20 2013 at 10:09:39

Submit your picture for a chance to win £125

Parish plots’ fruition
Posted on August 20 2013 at 10:05:53

Alvechurch’s new allotments, where villagers are at last able to get growing after years of fruitless searching, have received their official opening.

25 more homes
Posted on August 20 2013 at 10:01:59

Plans for 25 homes in Alvechurch, 10 of which will be “affordable”, have been given the green light by Bromsgrove planners.

Sinfonia goes from strength to strength
Posted on August 19 2013 at 2:03:59

Among the many professional and amateur orchestras and ensembles in the region today, The Midland Sinfonia, a professional chamber orchestra based in Alvechurch, has been entertaining music lovers since 1995.

Blackwell-on-Sea!
Posted on August 19 2013 at 1:35:59

The third annual Blackwell Festival took place in blazing sunshine – perfect for this year’s seaside theme!

Double celebration for local triathletes
Posted on August 19 2013 at 12:54:47

It was a double celebration for local triathletes Helen Russell and Andrew Cunnell after both won medals at the England Sprint Triathlon Championships.

Two men remanded over Hopwood cash van robbery
Posted on August 19 2013 at 1:27:32

Two Birmingham men have appeared in court charged with robbing and kidnapping the driver of a cash in transit lorry at Hopwood Service Station.

Behaviour boost
Posted on August 19 2013 at 11:04:47

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Open your garden
Posted on August 19 2013 at 10:03:47

Alvechurch will open its gardens for the National Garden Scheme on June 21-22 next year.

£50,000 grant for Barnt Green sport
Posted on August 19 2013 at 10:00:47

Barnt Green Waters has been awarded £50,000 Olympic legacy funding from Sports England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

Delightful story on stage at Artrix
Posted on August 05 2013 at 3:34:19

WORDS, the Bromsgrove group which promotes interest in the written and spoken word,  presents a special performance of 84 Charing Cross Road at Artrix.

Sponsors dig deep for Amy’s skydive
Posted on August 05 2013 at 2:44:37

Alvechurch resident Amy Howkins has completed a skydive in aid of local charity Andy’s Fund.

Theatre with a difference
Posted on August 01 2013 at 11:12:17

Punters at The Weighbridge in Alvechurch can enjoy some unusual entertainment as a theatre company with a difference stops by.

Cash in the attic?
Posted on August 01 2013 at 10:29:05

Alvechurch residents can find out what their hidden treasures are worth at a FREE Valuation Day.

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