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Barnt Green Tesco robbery arrests
Posted on March 25 2014 at 4:23:06

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a robbery at the Tesco Express in Hewell Road, Barnt Green.

Tucking into the biggest breakfast
Posted on March 23 2014 at 11:38:06

Fans of the full English were in for a treat when Tardebigge Community Hall hosted “Britain’s Biggest Breakfast” for charity.

New hedge commemorates war dead
Posted on March 23 2014 at 11:22:06

Despite the wet weather, Cofton residents turned up on a Saturday morning to help with a memorial hedge planting organised by Friends of Cofton Park.

Going the extra mile
Posted on March 23 2014 at 11:07:06

Barnt Green residents of all ages turned out in force to join in the bi-annual Sport Relief Mile, raising lots of cash for worthy causes while enjoying the spring sunshine.

Roger and out
Posted on March 23 2014 at 10:37:06

Roger Hollingworth is to stand down as leader of Bromsgrove District Council after nine sometimes-controversial years in charge.

New homes in high demand
Posted on March 22 2014 at 12:33:06

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Lickey Rock burglars’ £6,500 haul
Posted on March 22 2014 at 12:09:06

Property worth more than £6,500, including expensive camera equipment, was stolen in a burglary at Lickey Rock, Marlbrook.

Climb for animal welfare
Posted on March 22 2014 at 11:46:06

A young vet from Marlbrook will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain this autumn to raise funds for animal welfare around the world.

Comic tale of warring committee
Posted on March 22 2014 at 11:41:06

Alvechurch Dramatic Society’s latest production is Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourn. This comic tale follows the attempts of a committee, led by hapless everyman Ray, to put on a festival in their local town of Pendon.

Cash for kits-off calendar
Posted on March 22 2014 at 11:15:06

Rowney Green men who dared to bare for a charity calendar have raised £2,373 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Bells ring out again
Posted on March 22 2014 at 11:03:06

St Michael’s Church in Cofton Hackett now has a full complement of bells again, after finally replacing the one that was stolen a year and a half ago.

Cash from cycle ride
Posted on March 22 2014 at 11:35:06

Pete Joannides of Hopwood Garden Centre, who organises the annual Alvechurch to Worcester cycle ride in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice, presented the money raised at the 2013 event to Leonie Hudson from the charity.

Parking war continues
Posted on March 22 2014 at 10:19:06

Despite the well-publicised campaign against pavement parking, it seems that some drivers are still treating the pavements as parking spaces.

Fishing for funds
Posted on March 21 2014 at 2:28:17

Ben Ascott, of Ben’s Lickey Hills Fish Bar in Rednal, has signed up to run the London Marathon this month in support of Leukaemia Care.

Welcome to BollyHopwood!
Posted on March 21 2014 at 12:26:04

Deb Weston of Hopwood Ladies Cycling Club tells of their latest charity show.

A close shave
Posted on March 21 2014 at 1:23:04

Two Alvechurch youngsters have raised more than £400 for charity by having their hair shaved off.

We’re walking for the boys
Posted on March 21 2014 at 11:55:04

A Cofton Hackett resident has rounded up a group of friends to undertake a 40-mile walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Poppy award for village store
Posted on March 21 2014 at 11:32:04

Kind-hearted blackwell folk gave so generously to November’s Poppy Appeal that John and Dena Jenks of Blackwell Village Stores won an award for the “Most Funds Collected by an Independent Store”.

Free parking stays in place at new station
Posted on March 21 2014 at 10:56:04

The new-look Alvechurch railway station will have more parking spaces, new lighting and better security as well as the extra train services – but rail users will be happy to hear that there are no plans to introduce a parking charge.

Tree trouble
Posted on March 21 2014 at 10:26:04

The giant tree at Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club, uprooted by the February storms, remains a problem for Alvechurch Parish Council and the club because it now straddles an unknown boundary.

Picnic logo chosen
Posted on March 21 2014 at 10:58:04

With plans for the Alvechurch Picnic in the Park in full swing, children from Crown Meadow First School & Nursery were asked once again to come up with a logo for the event.

Hospice shop re-opens
Posted on March 20 2014 at 2:24:04

The Acorns Children’s Hospice shop in Barnt Green has reopened after a revamp.

Community support for coffee morning
Posted on March 20 2014 at 11:44:22

An Alvechurch resident whose son is battling leukaemia organised a community event to raise funds to fight the disease.

Laptop stolen from Barnt Green home
Posted on March 10 2014 at 4:18:37

A laptop computer has been stolen in a burglary at a home in Barnt Green.

A close shave for charity
Posted on March 05 2014 at 9:23:32

Two Alvechurch youngsters have decided to raise money for charity by having their hair shaved off.

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