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The Paris Chain Gang
Posted on April 25 2014 at 12:37:15

Members of the Barnt Green Chuggers Chain Gang are in training for their London to Paris charity cycle challenge.

Selection for tip panel ‘bewildering’
Posted on April 23 2014 at 10:55:34

The selection process for the cross-party working group being set up to solve the problem of Marlbrook Tip is causing consternation, with parish councillors describing it as “bewildering”.

Police hunt Cofton PO armed raiders
Posted on April 22 2014 at 2:41:15

Police are hunting two armed men following an attempted robbery at Cofton Hackett Post Office.

Get active in your local park
Posted on April 22 2014 at 2:17:15

The Active Parks scheme, which is taking place across 50 Birmingham parks this year, brings a host of fun events and activities to Cofton Park and the Lickey Hills.

Fire up your scooters!
Posted on April 22 2014 at 1:53:15

Lye Meadow, the home of Alvechurch FC, will once again play host to a celebration of all things scooter, mod and ska with the Suited & Booted Festival on May 24 and 25.

Siena’s winning streak continues
Posted on April 22 2014 at 11:23:15

Barnt Green ski sensation Siena Horton collected her most prestigious title yet as she won the girls’ U12 British National Championship Giant Slalom event in Meribel in the French Alps. 

Barnt Green marks centenary of war
Posted on April 22 2014 at 11:06:15

Barnt Green Parish Council is organising two community activities to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

MP’s meteoric rise
Posted on April 22 2014 at 11:52:15

Village MP Sajid Javid has been promoted into the Cabinet, continuing his predicted meteoric rise.

Snooker team unbeaten in first season
Posted on April 22 2014 at 10:47:15

Alvechurch Sports & Social Club entered a snooker team in the Redditch & District Thursday night Snooker League for the first time during 2013 - 2014.

Get on board
Posted on April 21 2014 at 2:14:15

People of all ages and abilities across Worcestershire can have a go at sailing and windsurfing when the county’s sailing clubs and watersports centres open their doors for the national RYA Push the Boat Out weekend.

Easter bonnets
Posted on April 21 2014 at 1:51:15

Members of Alvechurch club Silver Threads had fun creating some beautiful Easter bonnets.

Return of the King
Posted on April 21 2014 at 1:30:15

Residents at Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch had a special Easter treat when “Elvis” entered the building.

Church aims to widen appeal
Posted on April 21 2014 at 12:38:15

St Catherine’s Church in Blackwell is launching a completely different style of worship on May 11, aiming to appeal to those who wouldn’t attend formal services.

Why we love estate life
Posted on April 21 2014 at 11:33:15

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Panthers ready to pounce
Posted on April 21 2014 at 11:11:15

A group of Alvechurch women have formed a competitive netball team after re-discovering the sport via a national initiative.

Could you deliver The Village?
Posted on April 21 2014 at 11:05:15

Our current generation of deliverers will be disappearing off to colleges and work later this year, so we are planning ahead.

A ‘re-education’
Posted on April 21 2014 at 11:04:15

Police have “clamped down” on the behaviour of a group dubbed the “yellow scooter gang” by villagers, Alvechurch Annual Parish Meeting heard.

Dog walkers urged to pick up on Stocken
Posted on April 21 2014 at 10:56:34

Cofton Hackett councillors are urging a crackdown on dog mess in a popular area for walkers.

Chance to exhibit your work at Artrix
Posted on April 20 2014 at 2:34:34

Local artists and photographers have a few days left to submit their work for an exhibition at Artrix in Bromsgrove.

Hear the chorus
Posted on April 20 2014 at 2:24:34

Local photographer Ashley Grove (who supplied us with the grey shrike picture for our February cover) is offering a series of Dawn Chorus Walks in various locations.

Town trust lends a helping hand
Posted on April 20 2014 at 2:02:34

Students and those in need of financial assistance are being reminded of a historic town trust designed to lend a helping hand.

Barnt Green quizzers raise cash
Posted on April 20 2014 at 1:48:34

A charity quiz night at Barnt Green Cricket Club raised £900 for Cure Leukaemia for Kids.

Lecture on Chatsworth entertains
Posted on April 20 2014 at 12:35:34

The Bromsgrove Society’s president, John Weston, and chairman, Reg Longshaw, welcomed Christine Robinson as the guest speaker for the 2014 Bromsgrove Lecture.

Blackwell athletes compete with the best
Posted on April 20 2014 at 11:27:34

Two Blackwell teens took on the best athletes from schools across the nation at the English Schools Athletics Association Cross Country Championships at Castle Donington in Leicestershire.

Twirling to success
Posted on April 20 2014 at 11:14:34

A group of young performers from Revolutions Dance Studio in Tardebigge enjoyed success at the United Baton Twirlers National Championships.

Champions in first season
Posted on April 20 2014 at 11:07:34

Fairfield Villa Under 11s are aiming for a league and cup double in their hugely successful first competitive season.

A cleaner Hopwood
Posted on April 20 2014 at 11:02:34

Hopwood residents decided that the best way to get things done was to get out and do it themselves… so they arranged a mass litter pick to clean up their village.

Warning to Village BMW owners
Posted on April 15 2014 at 7:45:40

Village BMW owners need to be on the lookout after a number of specialised attacks on the vehicles in the past week.

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