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Ben runs again
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:51:36

Ben Ascott, owner of Ben’s Lickey Hills Fish Bar and Ben’s Pizza & Pasta Bar in Cofton Hackett, will be running the London Marathon this year, raising money for Leukaemia CARE in memory of his father.

Gary’s leap of faith
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:49:36

A passion for a family charity has led one of its volunteers to sign up for a fundraising parachute jump in June.

Cleaning up after tippers
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:41:36

Phil Thomas (the Village weatherman) and Mick Mears spent a morning clearing an area along the bridleway from Redditch Road, Alvechurch, to Rowney Green.

It’s Hall over now
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:00:36

The committee of Alvechurch Village Hall paid tribute to retiring Hall Manager Barbara Baker as she handed over the keys after exactly 12 years.

I found Vinny, too!
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:53:12

Cofton Hackett resident Richard Summersmith was the latest reader to win a Mini Vinny in our competition.

Easier access
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:47:36

The access road to the Barnt Green Scout and Guide Centre has been given a new lease of life thanks to a grant from Lotto Awards for All.

MS health in spotlight
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:46:36

An Alvechurch resident who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS) is aiming to help others with the condition by raising funds and awareness.

Band on the BBC
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:43:36

The 6-5 Specials skiffle group from Alvechurch are bringing their music to a television screen near you!

Masquerade ball to raise funds
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:43:36

Tickets are now on sale for a Masquerade Ball to boost funds for Blackwell First School.

New lake at station
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:40:36

Alvechurch Parish Council has complained to Network Rail over the temporary repair to the railway station car park after a downpour saw a new lake form in the middle of it.

Boys stake claim for a skate park
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:38:36

Two schoolboys took their campaign for a skate park before the monthly meeting of Alvechurch Parish Council.

Wonder-runner
Posted on March 31 2016 at 3:35:36

A Lickey End resident has signed up for her second London Marathon in aid of a heart disease charity.

A right royal festival
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:22:36

Inspired by the success of the Blackwell Festival over the past five years, Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council is working with a group of residents to put on a similar event for the residents of Lickey.

Countdown to Picnic in Park
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:21:36

This year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park, held in The Meadows on Sunday May 1, offers entertainment for all the family.

Lights stay out
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:37:18

Plans to reignite the biggest village festival, Alvechurch Alight, have been shelved after organisers were unable to raise enough money. 

50 years of the Soroptimists
Posted on March 31 2016 at 1:31:36

Soroptimist International Bromsgrove and Redditch is 50 years young, writes Margaret Toole.

Picnic prizes
Posted on March 31 2016 at 1:30:36

Children from Alvechurch Middle School and Crown Meadow First School were rewarded for their artistic endeavours in this year’s Alvechurch Picnic in the Park logo competition.

Village of good sports!
Posted on March 31 2016 at 2:02:07

Around 280 villagers took part in the third Barnt Green Sport Relief Mile, filling the streets with colour, laughter and energy.

AFC fan’s sterling support
Posted on March 31 2016 at 12:17:53

Meet “Lincoln Pete”  . . . an Alvechurch FC fan who regularly makes a 190-mile round trip to support the ‘Church.

Shock at bus-stop death
Posted on March 31 2016 at 12:12:50

Flowers were laid at an Alve­church bus shelter where a man thought to have been homeless was found dead after spending a night there.

Big turnout offers hope for Lounge
Posted on March 31 2016 at 12:09:46

More than 50 people gathered to show support for The Lounge youth project and community café in Alvechurch.

Read all about it!
Posted on March 31 2016 at 11:09:36

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Help save the Easter bunny!
Posted on March 24 2016 at 2:51:53

Help save the Easter Bunny and furry friends by taking part in the People’s Trust for Endangered Species ‘Living with Mammals’ survey.

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