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Spinning in the rain
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:53:10

Parents and friends of St Andrew’s First School in Barnt Green braved the rain to take part in a 12-hour sponsored “spinathon”.

Independents’ day
Posted on May 30 2017 at 4:52:03

A large part of the Village area could soon by represented by independent councillors after a stunning result in the county elections and an enthralling by-election in Alvechurch.

Family’s £3,000 summit
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:46:51

An Alvechurch resident who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last October has defied medical expectations to climb Snowdon and raise £3,000 for research into the illness.

Moonwalking for charity
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:21:10

Ten years after completing the London Marathon, Ruth Dugdale and Kate Van der Plank have done it again – only this time they walked!

Hall seeks help
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:20:10

Finstall Village Hall is seeking a new secretary to ensure the venue can continue to be run efficiently and provide a meeting place for the village and wider area.

Sun, fun and running!
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:16:51

The sun shone as 250 runners, including 116 youngsters, took part in the first Barnt Green Chuggers Fun Run, with most completing the 5km course around the centre of the village.

Ten gardens on display
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:15:10

Withybed Gardens will open to the public again this year under the National Garden Scheme (NGS), on Sunday June 25.

Council’s U-turn on church funding
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:02:51

Barnt Green Parish Council has made a U-turn over paying for churchyard maintenance at St Michael’s, Cofton Hackett.

Here we all go again!
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:45:51

Meet the candidates hoping to be elected MP for Bromsgrove in the General Election on June 8 . . .

Villagers play away
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:37:51

Musicians from the Village area descended on Droitwich to perform at the annual St Richard’s Canal Festival

Save our hedgehogs!
Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:32:10

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

A visit from Henry
Posted on May 30 2017 at 2:26:10

As part of the WI’s 100-year anniversary celebrations, eight local branches enjoyed a visit from none other than King Henry VIII, writes Keith Woolford.

New guide to hills
Posted on May 30 2017 at 2:23:10

A new book is aiming to help visitors make the most of the Lickey Hills.

Alvechurch parking ‘better’ than Barnt Green
Posted on May 30 2017 at 2:13:10

Alvechurch and Barnt Green are so different they cannot be compared, according to Alvechurch parish chairman Andy Humphries.

Manhole ‘danger’ addressed
Posted on May 30 2017 at 2:11:10

After months of trying, Alvechurch parish councillors believe they have got to the bottom of who is responsible for a raised manhole cover they fear is a danger to villagers.

Guess the close-up (No. 3)
Posted on May 30 2017 at 12:41:09

Village reader Mark Winson sent us some close-up images of interesting sights around Alvechurch – can you identify where this one is?

Sisters spot Vinny
Posted on May 30 2017 at 12:36:10

Alvechurch sisters Milly and Cecily Hastie, aged ten and seven, were the latest winners of a Mini Vinny in our monthly competition.

Ghost books are back
Posted on May 30 2017 at 11:40:16

Three titles in Anne Bradford’s popular Ghost Book Collection are now back in print.

Death of Rev White
Posted on May 30 2017 at 11:19:14

Rev Alan White, historian, author and former priest-in-charge at St Bartholomew’s Church, Tardebigge, has died at the age of 98.

Reward for star players
Posted on May 30 2017 at 11:16:14

New youth football team Barnt Green Colts U11s celebrated the completion of their first season with an awards night.

Tip frustration grows
Posted on May 30 2017 at 11:11:14

Members of the Lickey Community Group have asked parish councillors to push for a meeting on Marlbrook Tip, to find out if work demanded by the Environment Agency has been carried out.

Have your say on Neighbourhood Plan
Posted on May 30 2017 at 11:01:14

Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council is inviting residents to attend consultations on the Draft Policy of its Neighbourhood Plan.

Performing popular classics in village
Posted on May 30 2017 at 10:27:51

The Sinfonia of Birmingham performs in Barnt Green on Saturday July 1, as part of Bromsgrove Festival.

Village party central
Posted on May 29 2017 at 12:09:10

Tickets for the popular Barnt Green Weekender are selling out fast – as we went to press there were only limited tickets left for the two-day event.

Guess the close-up (No. 3): ANSWER
Posted on May 09 2017 at 1:48:09

Did you guess correctly?

Election victory for Charlie
Posted on May 05 2017 at 1:56:34

The results are in – and Independent candidate Charlie Hotham is now Alvechurch’s representative at Worcestershire County Council.

Concert band’s charity gig
Posted on May 02 2017 at 1:45:42

Blackwell Concert Band will take to the stage in Bromsgrove this Saturday, May 6, to raise funds for Mission Morogoro.

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