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Church to commemorate WWI
Posted on June 30 2014 at 3:27:20

St Andrew’s Church in Barnt Green is to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with a number of events this year.

Village voodoo
Posted on June 29 2014 at 3:17:33

Philip Aubury, former director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, managed to get a large “voodoo lily” in his garden at Hill Cottage, Scarfield Hill, to flower bang on time for Alvechurch Open Gardens.

Triathlon for Kenya kids
Posted on June 29 2014 at 3:05:33

A Bromsgrove man is taking on his first triathlon to raise money for a children’s home in Kenya.

Young explorer off to Himalayas
Posted on June 29 2014 at 3:02:33

Many youngsters look forward to a relaxing holiday after their A-levels, but one Barnt Green teenager will be taking a trip with a difference when he joins an expedition to the Himalayas.

Team BG’s big ride
Posted on June 29 2014 at 2:48:33

Three Barnt Green cyclists have raised £8,250 for Cure Leukaemia for Kids by riding from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Stars show support
Posted on June 29 2014 at 2:39:33

Sports stars and friends enjoyed a night of fundraising at Barnt Green’s Deedar Indian Restaurant when Dougie Brown, Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket, hosted an event in support of The Brain Tumour Charity. 

Fun of the festival
Posted on June 29 2014 at 1:10:33

Bromsgrove Festival is on until July 20, encompassing all sorts of events ranging from exhibitions to concerts and theatre performances as well as free family entertainment.

Secretary wanted
Posted on June 29 2014 at 1:05:33

Alvechurch Village Hall Management Committee is looking for a new secretary.

Animal magic in Hanbury
Posted on June 29 2014 at 1:01:33

The Cinnamon Trust animal charity holds a special ‘Animals R Magic’ event at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre in Hanbury (B60 4BT) on Sun July 20 from 11am to 5pm.

Councillor in a supporting role
Posted on June 29 2014 at 2:00:33

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Ska and scooters
Posted on June 29 2014 at 12:51:33

The Suited & Booted Festival in Alvechurch was enjoyed by many people once again, despite wet weather!

Orchestra’s MusicFest
Posted on June 29 2014 at 12:47:33

The Orchestra of St John presents its annual MusicFest as part of Bromsgrove Festival, with three exciting concerts in St John’s Church, Bromsgrove.

Ken’s boost for local arts scene
Posted on June 29 2014 at 12:37:33

A new arts initiative founded by an Alvechurch resident is set to bring a host of exciting events to the local area.

Walkers raise £2,000 for the boys
Posted on June 29 2014 at 12:29:33

A group of friends who took part in a 40-mile walk have raised almost £2,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Junior golfers shine
Posted on June 29 2014 at 12:16:33

The top prizes in a prestigious golf tournament open to juniors across the Midlands held by an Alvechurch club were all won by lads with plenty of local knowledge.

The vision for our village
Posted on June 29 2014 at 11:48:33

The Alvechurch Neighbourhood Plan steering group wants to hear more villagers’ views.

Bag it and bin it
Posted on June 29 2014 at 11:30:33

Paws Here Dog Grooming and Hopwood Veterinary Centre have joined forces to provide a new dog waste bin for a popular area of the Lickey Hills.

Travellers’ visit is catalyst for debate
Posted on June 29 2014 at 11:09:33

The provocative subject of gypsies and travellers visiting the area led to lively discussion at two Alvechurch parish meetings.

Councillors wanted
Posted on June 29 2014 at 11:08:33

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council is seeking two new recruits.

Record donations for Christian Aid
Posted on June 29 2014 at 11:02:33

Door-to-door collectors have raised a record amount of money for Christian Aid in Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green.

Proposal for Lickey car chaos
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:57:33

Lickey & Blackwell parish councillors are considering a proposal from Worcestershire County Council aimed at easing the traffic problems near Lickey Hills Primary School.

Summer train strain
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:52:33

Villagers are bracing themselves for more disruption as the Alvechurch rail upgrade enters a critical phase.

Talent on show for Arts Week
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:46:33

Alvechurch Middle School pupils showed their creative colours in the annual school Arts Week, this year’s theme being “The Four Seasons”.

Duathlon joy for Andrew
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:41:33

Blackwell resident Andrew Cunnell won his 65+ age group category in the 80 Kilometre Powerman Duathlon race, securing a place at the World Championships in Switzerland.

Capture the spirit of Barnt Green in 2014
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:35:33

Barnt Green Residents’ Association is inviting young photographers to enter a competition aimed at capturing a snapshot of the village in summer 2014.

U13s win County Cup for third time
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:33:33

Alvechurch Middle School’s Under-13 football team is celebrating after winning the Worcestershire Schools’ Football Association County Cup for the third year running – something no school has achieved before.

Sam squashes the opposition
Posted on June 29 2014 at 10:29:33

A youngster from Cofton Hackett has become the national squash champion for his age group after a flawless progression to the final.

Man charged with ‘attempting to take’ schoolgirl in Barnt Green
Posted on June 20 2014 at 1:37:23

A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to take a child in Barnt Green on Wednesday morning.

Finstall home raiders flee
Posted on June 17 2014 at 3:05:49

Police are appealing for witnesses after three burglars sped away from a Finstall house in broad daylight when one of them was disturbed inside the property.

Variety at the Village Hall
Posted on June 13 2014 at 8:55:58

An Alvechurch Variety Performance takes place in Alvechurch Village Hall on Saturday June 28, starting at 7.30pm.

War diaries brought to life
Posted on June 11 2014 at 12:32:36

The son of a Barnt Green man who fought in the Middle East during the First World War is to give a talk on his father’s experiences.

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