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Blackwell’s big day out
Posted on July 25 2014 at 1:20:12

Despite the less-than-perfect weather, Blackwell Festival attracted plenty of residents, friends and neighbours for an afternoon of free fun and games.

Riders in the rain
Posted on July 25 2014 at 1:21:12

Although the weather was a bit dodgy, some 60 cyclists turned out for the 17th annual charity cycle ride along the canal from Withy­bed Green in Alvechurch to Digliss Basin in Worcester.

Cricket season in full swing
Posted on July 25 2014 at 12:07:12

Even before the season started, we had to deal with the challenges of the infamous fallen tree and the badly-damaged pavilion at the Hopwood Ground, writes Pete Gwilliam of Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club.

25 years of ‘The Morris’
Posted on July 25 2014 at 1:05:12

Twenty five years ago, a group of Alvechurch men got together to perform a morris dance at the middle school summer fete.

Survivor’s epic bike challenge
Posted on July 25 2014 at 12:00:12

A Bromsgrove woman who almost lost her life to a rare disease is cycling the length of Britain to raise funds for a charity that aims to help other sufferers survive.

Sam battles her way to title
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:50:12

An athlete from Blackwell battled mechanical problems as well as fellow competitors to become the National Triathlon Champion.

‘Awesome’ afternoon
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:39:12

St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green held an “Everything Is Awesome” Lego-themed summer fete – complete with a guest appearance by
Emmet, a favourite character from The Lego Movie.

Parish health in spotlight
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:37:12

The challenge of meeting the health needs of a growing community was highlighted at talks between the Alvechurch GP practice and village representatives.

Withybed celebrates summer
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:33:12

The little hamlet of Withybed Green celebrated its fifth Withyfest on June 29, writes Mary Green.

Wanted: your photos of Bordesley
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:31:12

Bordesley Residents Association is asking residents to send in photographs of the area to illustrate its new website.

Parish office opens doors to residents
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:24:12

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council now has an official Parish Office at the Trinity Centre on Rose Hill for one day a week, following the settlement of a wrangle with Holy Trinity Church over hire fees.

On target in Race for Life
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:20:12

An Alvechurch mother and daughter completed the annual Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Arrow Valley Park, Redditch, reaching their fundraising target of £500.

Allotment assistance
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:08:12

A team from Worcestershire Highways and partners Ringway helped improve the site access to the Alvechurch allotments off Old Rectory Lane, helped by plotholders including Angela Lee and Janet Daniels (above).

Rhinos conquer Snowdon
Posted on July 25 2014 at 12:03:37

A group of children from Hopwood-based Kings Norton Rhinos Rugby Club have scaled Mount Snowdon, raising more than £1,000 for the charity Save the Rhino International.

Josh’s cycle success
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:55:12

Cofton Hackett youngster Josh Field is celebrating cycling success with a series of great performances.

Lorries ‘blighting lives’
Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:32:12

The increasing problem of heavy goods vehicles thundering through Alvechurch is to be investigated by the village’s parish council.

Creation in the woods
Posted on July 25 2014 at 11:26:12

The infamous black poplar tree which fell between the cricket club and The Meadows in Alvechurch could be turned into a public art installation.

Couple’s 60 years of happy memories
Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:08:12

A happy couple who started their married life in Alvechurch are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary this month.

Knitting in public
Posted on July 25 2014 at 10:02:12

A group of women gathered outside Fresh@ Burcot Garden Centre to take part in the first-ever Worldwide Knit In Public Day.

All the fun of the fete
Posted on July 25 2014 at 9:57:12

Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch, part of the Spring View Care group, raised more than £1,700 for prostate cancer support with a summer fete.

Oakalls boys scoop top awards
Posted on July 25 2014 at 9:20:12

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Hockey for everyone
Posted on July 21 2014 at 11:12:10

Bournville Hockey Club is currently offering players of all abilities the chance to receive coaching from an England international.

Barnt Green home raids linked
Posted on July 18 2014 at 10:31:07

Two Barnt Green homes were targeted by burglars on the same afternoon and police believe the incidents may be linked.

Race to save historic Redditch building
Posted on July 10 2014 at 1:02:38

A community group is urging local people to get involved in a campaign to save a historic Redditch building from the bulldozers.

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