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Village residents urged to engage online over Barnt Green housing estate
Posted on September 27 2013 at 12:02:11

Residents of Barnt Green are being encouraged to use social media to share their concerns about contentious plans for a housing development which could see the village swell in size by approximately 12 per cent.

Burglars hit Barnt Green high street
Posted on September 27 2013 at 11:52:42

Thieves escaped with property totalling more than £6,000 in two burglaries in the heart of Barnt Green.

Tribute to Mr Rip
Posted on September 23 2013 at 10:13:34

A Welsh slate plaque has been installed at the Alvechurch village centre garden that has become a focus for tributes to teacher Pete Rippington since the school ski coach crash last year.

Memorial library named
Posted on September 23 2013 at 10:53:34

Most people go to the seaside for their holidays, but this summer Barnt Green vicar Rob Fieldson went to the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Cash-van kidnap charges
Posted on September 22 2013 at 11:04:34

Three Birmingham men have been charged in relation to last month’s cash van robbery at Hopwood Park Services.

Tip frustration mounts
Posted on September 22 2013 at 10:20:34

Frustration is close to tipping point among villagers who fear their lives will be blighted by yet more lorries thundering past their homes to a former Lickey Hills waste site.

When Doug met Dot
Posted on September 21 2013 at 11:00:34

Doug Clark met many old friends and employees while signing copies of his biography.

Siena’s GB ski crown
Posted on September 21 2013 at 10:28:34

Barnt Green ski-race sensation Siena Horton enjoyed a thrilling end to the Indoor Season.

Good citizens raise funds
Posted on September 20 2013 at 1:41:34

Two Alvechurch youngsters helped raise £1,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support by organising a sponsored fun run, raffle and tombola.

220 miles, no punctures!
Posted on September 20 2013 at 12:07:34

Four villagers were among a group of cyclists who rode from ‘Arch to Arc’. Mat Porton takes up the story . . .

Peppa pops in
Posted on September 20 2013 at 11:37:34

Children at Tardebigge Fair and Show were in for a treat when beloved character Peppa Pig declared the event open and greeted her fans.

Leader of the pack
Posted on September 20 2013 at 11:40:34

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Splashdown!
Posted on September 20 2013 at 11:27:34

The Civic Head of Bromgsrove, Helen Jones, showed true public spirit when she agreed to be pelted with wet sponges in the stocks.

Mothers’ luncheon
Posted on September 20 2013 at 12:33:34

Burcot Grange residential care home invited daughters, daughters-in-law, nieces and friends of its female residents to join them for a special luncheon.

Golf day raises cash
Posted on September 19 2013 at 1:35:34

An annual charity golf day at Blackwell Golf Club, organised by the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, raised nearly £6,000 for charity.

Golf event attracts professionals
Posted on September 18 2013 at 1:39:04

The Abbey Hotel, Golf & Spa in Redditch once again hosted a very successful Midland PGA Pro-AM golf tournament, sponsored by Carlsberg UK.

Thanks for support
Posted on September 17 2013 at 2:31:45

A Fashion Show Sale was held in the Village Hall on July 31 by Alvechurch WI.

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