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Prisoner still on the run
Posted on October 31 2013 at 2:31:49

Missing prisoner Alan Giles, who absconded from HMP Hewell on Monday October 28, is still on the run.

Lickey Hills dog-attack witnesses urged to come forward
Posted on October 26 2013 at 12:13:53

Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a dog walker told how five other dogs attacked and killed her pet in the Lickeys.

Snooker legends visit Alvechurch
Posted on October 23 2013 at 3:46:56

Alvechurch will be going snooker loopy on Friday November 22, as snooker legends Ken Doherty and John Virgo make an appearance in the village.

Bus shelter for Blackwell
Posted on October 23 2013 at 11:03:22

Blackwell is to get a new bus shelter after parish councillors decided a bespoke wooden one would be built around the bench opposite Fairways Drive and the area made “an attractive feature”.

Fun on the farm
Posted on October 23 2013 at 9:24:22

Coopers Farm Shop in Alvechurch is hosting a Big Fun Day on Sunday November 3.

Knitting and nattering
Posted on October 22 2013 at 12:10:22

Women from the Alvechurch Knit & Natter have been busy making a collection of hats for premature babies in The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.

School governor vacancy
Posted on October 22 2013 at 11:04:22

A vacancy has arisen for a new community governor at Crown Meadow First School, Alvechurch, as the four-year term of Peter McHugh has come to an end.

Park faces closure
Posted on October 22 2013 at 11:02:22

The Lickey Hills country park could face closure to the public as measures to combat a tree and plant disease have failed to stop its progress.

88 homes ‘won’t fit’
Posted on October 22 2013 at 10:55:22

Detailed plans for 88 new homes on the fields behind the Barnt Green Inn have brought a similarly detailed rejection from the parish council.

Making music for Macmillan
Posted on October 21 2013 at 2:54:22

After another successful playing season, Blackwell Concert Band are finishing the year by hosting a charity concert for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Triple triathlon triumph
Posted on October 21 2013 at 2:19:22

Three local athletes competed in the Triathlon World Championships in London, against the best triathletes from across the world.

Sarah’s race of two halves
Posted on October 21 2013 at 2:16:22

Do two halves make a marathon? For Alvechurch resident Sarah Courbet, they certainly do – she has just completed the New Forest and Birmingham Half Marathons to raise funds for The Stroke Association, a charity close to her heart.

Double date for Picnic in the Park
Posted on October 21 2013 at 12:14:22

Plans are already afoot for next year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park, with two dates for villagers to put in their diaries – depending on the weather!

More homes for Hopwood?
Posted on October 21 2013 at 10:57:22

Hopwood residents reacted with alarm to news that a plan for 22 homes on a green field site in the Green Belt by the main roundabout in their hamlet could go before Bromsgrove planners this month.

We’ll miss this friendly face
Posted on October 21 2013 at 11:56:22

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Hughie in the news
Posted on October 21 2013 at 10:36:22

Alvechurch school pupils said a big thank you to Hughie Smith, who has retired as their crossing patrolman after 13 years in charge of the ‘lollipop’.

Be prepared for a tale of dark deeds
Posted on October 20 2013 at 2:42:22

There are dark deeds afoot at Ye Olde Wayside Inn, a remote, dilapidated and eerie old hostelry, as Alvechurch Dramatic Society’s latest production takes us back to a dark and stormy night in 1950s Massachusetts.

Captain’s charity night
Posted on October 20 2013 at 12:07:22

Bob and Denise Cashmore (right), of Alvechurch, relax during the first charity night under Bob’s tenure as Captain of Kings Norton Golf Club.

School parking outcry
Posted on October 20 2013 at 11:49:18

Poor parking outside village schools is becoming so dangerous that one community is planning to take its own action.

Birth of a new bell
Posted on October 20 2013 at 11:05:22

A brand new bell for St Michael’s Church, Cofton Hackett, has been cast to replace the one stolen last autumn.

Centre of the community
Posted on October 20 2013 at 10:58:22

The Lounge youth project in Alve­church is going from strength to strength as it prepares for its third birthday in the New Year.

Village burglary link investigated
Posted on October 17 2013 at 1:59:58

A string of burglaries across The Village area – including Cofton Hackett and Alvechurch – could be linked, police believe.

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