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Lecture celebrates Longbridge legend
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:40:41

The 30th Bromsgrove Lecture will take place on Tuesday March 22 at 7.30pm at Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School.

Wreathing the rewards
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:27:41

Lickey resident Verity Smith has raised £1,134 for charity by running a series of festive wreath-making workshops.

Puppets pop in for show
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:24:41

Residents at The Lawns care home in Alvechurch were kept well entertained in the run-up to Christmas.

Mini Vinny winner
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:06:41

Sue Gould of Lickey End was the first competition winner to receive a “Mini Vinny”, a smaller replica of our office mascot!

Tale of two Jeremys
Posted on January 31 2016 at 3:17:41

The New Year’s Day mummers play in Alvechurch offered topical characters to cheer or boo, before the Morris dancers took the floor.

Parking problems
Posted on January 31 2016 at 2:11:41

When Barnt Green Parish Council asked if police could help with anti-social parking, PCSO Stuart Taylor provided an illuminating outline of the complexities involved.
Here is an abridged version . . .

Picnic with the Bard
Posted on January 31 2016 at 11:18:41

Plans are afoot to give this year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park a Shakespearean theme, marking 400 years since the Bard’s death.

Winter wonders
Posted on January 31 2016 at 11:14:41

The extremes of the British winter were captured on camera by two Alvechurch readers.

Mongolia or bust!
Posted on January 31 2016 at 11:08:41

A crushed car is just one more obstacle in an extreme rally challenge.

Spot anyone you know?
Posted on January 31 2016 at 11:04:41

Villagers enjoyed a New Year masked ball at a decked-out Alvechurch Village Hall.

Double delight
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:59:41

Rowney Green twins Harrison and Jacob Knight helped their team, Solihull Cycle Club, to a gold medal in the British Cycling National Cyclocross Championships.

Village crime report
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:56:41

PC Simon Albutt gave Alvechurch parish councillors the crime statistics for their patch for 2015.

Sign up now for Barnt Green Mile
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:55:41

If you’ve not yet signed up for the Barnt Green Sport Relief Mile, there’s still time!

Don’t miss out on elegant evening
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:54:41

If you want to dance the night away in Barnt Green, tickets for the Village May Ball are still available.

Hidden stream runs beneath Barnt Green
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:53:41

A little-known water course has been traced running through the centre of Barnt Green.

New hall ‘next spring’
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:52:41

Plans for a new village hall in Cofton Hackett are reaching an advanced stage, with the project due to be completed by spring next year.

Festive lights switch-on ‘a debacle’
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:51:41

Barnt Green’s Christmas lights switch-on is going to be revamped after the last one turned into “a little bit of a debacle”.

Parish backs junction plan
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:47:41

Barnt Green Parish Council has given the thumbs-up to a property developer’s efforts to get villagers’ backing for their plans.

Villages caught in wake of rail upgrade
Posted on January 31 2016 at 11:45:41

Frustration is mounting as villagers try to keep track of the problems being left across the area by Network Rail.

‘Church on the road
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:39:41

Alvechurch FC fans set off from Lye Meadow for their team’s crunch top-of-the-table away match against Hereford in the Midland League Premier Division.

More name shame
Posted on January 31 2016 at 11:22:41

Further indignity has been heaped upon the memory of poor old King Athelstan, the revered Saxon monarch whose name was scrambled by Bromsgrove District Council to create Althestan Close in Alvechurch. . .

Parking solutions
Posted on January 31 2016 at 10:49:41

Barnt Green Parish Council is to help to set up a PACT (Partners and Communities Together) for Barnt Green after the idea was suggested as a way of combatting anti-social parking in the village.

Band brings festive cheer
Posted on January 31 2016 at 9:36:41

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

On song for the Lounge
Posted on January 31 2016 at 9:24:41

Alvechurch band Dirty Brass will perform a charity gig in aid of The Lounge youth project on Sat Feb 27, at Alvechurch Village Hall.

O Christmas Tree…
Posted on January 31 2016 at 9:57:41

Village groups got together to create a display of decorated trees.

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