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From the Past

Exhibition of rare music photographs
Posted on May 27 2014 at 3:14:17

Alvechurch Library is hosting an exciting photographic exhibition throughout July, promoted by Apollo Community Arts and featuring a unique collection of pictures taken by music manager Jim Simpson of Big Bear Music.

Busy summer for Blackwell band
Posted on May 27 2014 at 3:10:17

Blackwell Concert Band has just embarked on an incredibly busy 2014 playing season, performing on most weekends during the summer.

Walk the Lickeys
Posted on May 27 2014 at 3:09:17

Join in some short walks in the Lickey Hills Country Park – enjoy the fresh air, some spectacular views and good company.

Musical treat in Barnt Green
Posted on May 27 2014 at 2:45:17

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green (B45 8NR) will once again host the Sinfonia of Birmingham for an evening of orchestral music on Saturday July 12 at 7.30 pm.

Positive response to Neighbourhood Plan
Posted on May 27 2014 at 2:39:17

Thank you to all of you who returned the questionnaire on the Neighbourhood Plan options.

Roaring success for Lions
Posted on May 27 2014 at 1:14:17

The junior section of Alvechurch FC – The Lions – is celebrating several successes at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Civic head drops in
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:26:17

Coun Helen Jones, civic head of Bromsgrove District Council, unveiled a commemorative plaque at Basepoint Bromsgrove to celebrate Basepoint Business Centres’ 20th anniversary.

Elizabeth’s haul of titles
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:19:17

Barnt Green youngster Elizabeth Hambling beat off competition from players four years her senior to scoop four titles at the Worcestershire Badminton Championships.

Triplets for Blackwell family
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:10:17

Three is the magic number for former Blackwell resident Emma Sheppard, who has given birth to triplets: Hope, Grace and Annabelle.

Dawn’s cycle challenge
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:07:17

Barnt Green beauty therapist Dawn Kordan is taking part in three marathon bike rides in three months to raise money for charity.

Donations for Malawi
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:05:17

Barnt Green residents Rosemary Aveyard and her granddaughter Xeina are off to Malawi on June 24, where they will spend three weeks working with the Medic Malawi charity.

Riding for Robbie
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:02:17

A group of Bromsgrove lads have decided to cycle from London to Paris in memory of their soldier friend.

Day of a lifetime
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:22:17

A young football fan from Barnt Green had the trip of a lifetime when he was chosen as Arsenal’s mascot for their match against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

Magnet for car thieves
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:48:17

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Cycle trek for children’s farm
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:30:17

Villager Sam Williams is preparing to cycle from John O’ Groats to Land’s End to raise money for Dodford Children’s Holiday Farm.

Co-op parking bay ideas
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:27:17

Two regular parking bays may be turned into a disabled bay in the Alvechurch shopping precinct.

Enjoy village life at festival
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:24:17

Blackwell Festival is set to be even bigger and better this year, with additional attractions for villagers to enjoy.

School set to expand
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:23:17

Blackwell First School could be set for expansion under new plans by Worcestershire County Council.

Help from the branch line
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:10:17

Network Rail’s tree surgeons stepped in to deal with a large fallen tree in Alvechurch, which was threatening to affect both the new cricket season and the Picnic in the Park event.

Villagers still come first
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:03:17

Village MP and newly-appointed Culture Secretary Sajid Javid insists that he’s still committed to his constituents, despite the added pressures of his national role.

Lickey & Blackwell news round-up
Posted on May 27 2014 at 10:20:38

Bromsgrove District Council’s failure to create the promised cross-party working group for Marlbrook Tip is “totally unsatisfactory”, Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council heard.

Landowner forced to remove structures
Posted on May 27 2014 at 12:33:17

Enforcement officers have instructed a landowner to remove structures – including a letterbox in a gate – that have been installed without planning permission in an Alvechurch field, the parish council heard.

Barnt Green burglary charge
Posted on May 13 2014 at 4:20:42

A man has been remanded in custody charged with a house burglary which happened at Barnt Green on Monday afternoon.

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