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Daylight burglaries in Alvechurch
Posted on November 30 2013 at 6:25:20

POLICE HAVE issued a warning to villagers after two daylight burglaries in Alvechurch in one afternoon.

Get in the picture!
Posted on November 30 2013 at 2:41:20

The Lounge and Alvechurch Baptist Church have teamed up once more for Get In The Picture, a free community event in which families and friends can dress in traditional nativity costumes and pose for a photo.

Talent on show at candlelit concert
Posted on November 30 2013 at 2:23:20

St John’s Church in Bromsgrove hosts a very special concert on Sunday December 15, showcasing some highly talented musicians from Britain’s leading music colleges.

Local plans and the Green Belt
Posted on November 30 2013 at 10:32:20

Bromsgrove District Council recently published its proposed District Plan, which you can find at http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk. If accepted, it will come into force next year, writes Mary Green.

Trust helps happy campers
Posted on November 30 2013 at 10:09:20

A Village Guides group has said a big thank you to Alvechurch Grammar School Trust for putting canvas over their heads

Craft fair a success
Posted on November 29 2013 at 12:33:20

The Lady Captain’s Charity Day at Kings Norton Golf Club raised around £1,400 for Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove through a well-attended craft fair.

Loafers’ Lunch
Posted on November 29 2013 at 12:22:20

Residential care home Burcot Grange recently held another of its regular Loafers’ Lunches.

Bronze medal for young cyclist
Posted on November 29 2013 at 12:40:20

A young Alvechurch cyclist has picked up a bronze medal in a national competition.

Our Christmas heroes
Posted on November 29 2013 at 11:13:20

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Lounge painting wins £125 prize
Posted on November 29 2013 at 11:33:50

The winning entry in the “What My Village Means to Me” competition is a stylised painting of a view through the window into The Lounge cafe in Alvechurch.

Postman ‘Pierre’ remembered
Posted on November 29 2013 at 10:20:20

Cofton Hackett residents gathered to remember Peter “Pierre” Smith, their postman for 28 years and a Neighbourhood Watch stalwart, at the planting of an oriental cherry tree in his memory.

Normal service resumed
Posted on November 29 2013 at 10:00:20

A traditional Nativity is to be performed at St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, on Christmas Eve after complaints last year of “the Nativity of Doom”.

Residents in action call
Posted on November 29 2013 at 9:57:20

Bordesley residents are forming an association to improve their community.

Cooking for cancer research
Posted on November 28 2013 at 12:30:20

A fundraising event in Barnt Green raised more than £600 for breast cancer research.

Full English for charity
Posted on November 28 2013 at 12:25:20

More than 100 people tucked into an “English Country Breakfast” at Finstall Village Hall, raising more than £1,000 in support of Combat Stress.

Sir Keith helps the heroes
Posted on November 28 2013 at 12:20:44

Almost £2,000 was raised for Help for Heroes during a lunch at the Barnt Green home of Michael and Sheila Hastilow.

Crafty kids
Posted on November 28 2013 at 10:18:44

Alvechurch Middle School pupils created 38 metres of bunting during their lunchtimes as part of the Children in Need ‘Bunting for Pudsey’ record attempt.

Wild at heart
Posted on November 28 2013 at 10:12:44

Residents and staff of The Lawns, Alvechurch, were given a wildlife treat when ‘animal man’ Rob Bewick visited with his petting zoo.

Pub club
Posted on November 28 2013 at 10:01:44

A team from The Swan, in Alvechurch, have won the Leisure League Five-a-side football competition at Bournville College.

Bomber crew remembered
Posted on November 28 2013 at 9:52:44

A captain of the Royal Canadian Air Force joined villagers in Rowney Green to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Wellington bomber crash nearby.

A Halloween adventure
Posted on November 27 2013 at 12:43:44

Blackwell Adventure would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended its Halloween Bonfire and Firework display.

Centre of sailing excellence
Posted on November 27 2013 at 12:38:44

Barnt Green Sailing Club has been recognised as a centre of excellence for young sailors after being confirmed as a RYA Champion Club for 2013-2014.

Eager Beaver
Posted on November 27 2013 at 12:35:44

A Bromsgrove Beaver Scout has achieved every single activity badge on offer to Beaver Scouts, from Explorer and Adventure badges to Imagination and Hobbies.

Scouting in the rain
Posted on November 27 2013 at 10:03:44

Members of Barnt Green Scouts spent a very wet weekend in North Wales.

Shooting victim was cradling baby
Posted on November 19 2013 at 4:23:12

A man was holding his newborn baby when he was shot through the foot in Hollywood, police have revealed.

Barnt Green movie wins best picture at film festival
Posted on November 19 2013 at 4:34:44

A film created by a Barnt Green couple and set in the village has won the award for Best Feature Film at the 2013 Worcestershire Film Festival.

We did all we could, says M42 police chief
Posted on November 19 2013 at 4:28:28

One of the police commanders who dealt with the incident that closed the M42 at the weekend has reiterated that all options were considered in a bid to resolve it without injury or loss to life.

‘No alternative’ to 26hr M42 closure, says police chief
Posted on November 17 2013 at 6:44:35

Police had no choice but to close the M42 for 26 hours while they talked a man off the road bridge at Lickey End, according to a senior officer.

Car stolen from Finstall driveway
Posted on November 15 2013 at 6:11:48

Police are appealing for information after a Finstall car key burglary and, two days later, a chase from Hopwood into Birmingham.

Villager comes face to face with bald burglar
Posted on November 15 2013 at 3:03:01

A Barnt Green villager came face to face with a bald burglar in her home as he tried to make off with her laptop.

Sing along at the golf club
Posted on November 14 2013 at 7:22:14

Kings Norton Golf Club at Weatheroak Hill, Alvechurch, is hosting Around the World in 20 Musicals, an RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre & Hospital charity event.

Football star lends a hand in Barnt Green
Posted on November 13 2013 at 3:37:48

Football fans are in for a treat as a former Premiership star kicks off the Christmas celebrations at a Barnt Green care home.

Festival screening for Barnt Green film
Posted on November 08 2013 at 12:00:50

An independent film created by a Barnt Green couple is to be screened at the Worcestershire Film Festival.

Author is bella in Italia!
Posted on November 08 2013 at 11:33:58

Oakalls author Sue Watson is celebrating after her first novel shot to the top of the best-seller charts .... in Italy!

Missing prisoner held after tip-off
Posted on November 06 2013 at 10:33:36

Missing prisoner Alan Giles, who absconded from HMP Hewell at Tardebigge ten days ago, has been arrested after a tip-off.

HOPWOOD GREEN BELT HOMES SHOCK
Posted on November 05 2013 at 11:45:27

An application to build 22 new homes in Hopwood – considered highly speculative because the site is protected by the Green Belt - was deferred last night after Alvechurch councillor Roger Hollingworth gave it his support.

Family Christmas Fete
Posted on November 04 2013 at 10:20:35

There will be festive cheer at bargain prices when Barnt Green Pre-School hosts a Family Christmas Fete.

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