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Rendering plant ‘gearing up’
Posted on February 23 2014 at 10:24:12

The controversial rendering plant at Mayfield Farm, Hopwood, is gearing up for full production, according to regulators.

Nominate great local architecture
Posted on February 22 2014 at 1:35:12

The Bromsgrove Society’s Architectural Awards, held every three to five years to recognise and encourage architectural and landscape work of outstanding quality which adds to the value of the built environment of the Bromsgrove District, will take place again in 2014.

Traffic trouble on the rise
Posted on February 22 2014 at 11:15:12

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Truck gets stuck
Posted on February 22 2014 at 10:33:12

A lorry carrying 26 tons of wood got stuck on the canal bridge on Callow Hill Road, Alvechurch, causing police to close the road.

Thank you so much
Posted on February 22 2014 at 10:14:43

The second anniversary of the terrible coach crash in France that affected Alvechurch Middle School pupils, staff and many others has just passed, writes Sharon Rippington.

Six more months of lorries for Lickeys
Posted on February 22 2014 at 9:00:32

Lickey and Marlbrook residents have been plunged back into the “nightmare” of heavy lorries thundering past their homes to dump yet more material on to the Lickey Hills.

It’s Ladies’ Night at The Lounge!
Posted on February 21 2014 at 1:40:12

A Ladies’ Evening will be held at The Lounge in Alvechurch on Wednesday March 12 from 7–9pm.

Riding the length of UK
Posted on February 21 2014 at 12:32:12

Three Barnt Green chaps are gearing up for a gruelling cycle challenge in aid of children with cancer.

Violin is singing again
Posted on February 21 2014 at 12:30:12

A violin which lay silent for more than 60 years has been given a new voice – and raised £370 for charity.

Scouts’ scuba challenge
Posted on February 21 2014 at 11:13:12

Barnt Green Scouts began the new year by undertaking a variety of challenges, including learning about business whilst raising funds for charity

Japanese jackpot
Posted on February 21 2014 at 10:50:02

A Blackwell Girl Guide has been chosen to represent Worcestershire at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan next summer.

Brownies unite for birthday bash
Posted on February 21 2014 at 10:42:02

More than 200 Brownies from the Bromsgrove division – which includes Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Tardebigge, Cofton, Lickey and Blackwell – joined together to celebrate 100 years of the Brownie movement.

Practise your preaching!
Posted on February 21 2014 at 10:28:02

Fancy making speeches from your very own pulpit? Well, now you can – the one from Alvechurch Baptist Church is up for sale.

Get set to party again
Posted on February 21 2014 at 10:26:02

After the success of last year’s event, a second Picnic in the Park will take place in Alvechurch on Sunday May 4 – and everyone is welcome to join in.

Train work is on time
Posted on February 21 2014 at 10:13:02

The £20 million scheme to upgrade the rail line between Alvechurch and Redditch is on track despite the wet weather.

Club’s junior section in safe hands
Posted on February 20 2014 at 12:34:02

Kings Norton Golf Club has announced the appointment of a new Junior Captain, Joseph Edwards. 

Off to help out in Malawi
Posted on February 20 2014 at 10:46:02

A Barnt Green teenager and her grandmother are preparing for the trip of a lifetime this summer, when they will spend three weeks working with a charity in Africa.

Pupils learn about pirates
Posted on February 20 2014 at 10:36:02

Pupils at St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green enjoyed a Pirate Day at the end of their topic on Buried Treasure.

Distinctive items stolen in Barnt Green burglary
Posted on February 17 2014 at 2:42:37

Police are hoping to trace a number of distinctive and valuable items stolen during a burglary in Barnt Green.

Finstall man, 67, charged in drugs inquiry
Posted on February 14 2014 at 9:34:03

Following a series of arrests as part of an investigation into a major conspiracy to import illegal drugs into the UK, detectives have charged seven people – including a 67-year-old Finstall man – with drug offences.

Barnt Green-theft car rams police
Posted on February 07 2014 at 1:20:42

A car stolen in Barnt Green in the early hours of this morning deliberately rammed a police vehicle as the thief made his escape.

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