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Warning to Village BMW owners

Village BMW owners need to be on the lookout after a number of specialised attacks on the vehicles in the past week.

Cabinet post for Bromsgrove MP

Bromsgrove’s MP, Sajid Javid, has been named as the new Culture Secretary by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Barnt Green Tesco robbery arrests

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a robbery at the Tesco Express in Hewell Road, Barnt Green.

Tucking into the biggest breakfast

Fans of the full English were in for a treat when Tardebigge Community Hall hosted “Britain’s Biggest Breakfast” for charity.

New hedge commemorates war dead

Despite the wet weather, Cofton residents turned up on a Saturday morning to help with a memorial hedge planting organised by Friends of Cofton Park.

Going the extra mile

Barnt Green residents of all ages turned out in force to join in the bi-annual Sport Relief Mile, raising lots of cash for worthy causes while enjoying the spring sunshine.

Roger and out

Roger Hollingworth is to stand down as leader of Bromsgrove District Council after nine sometimes-controversial years in charge.

New homes in high demand

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Lickey Rock burglars’ £6,500 haul

Property worth more than £6,500, including expensive camera equipment, was stolen in a burglary at Lickey Rock, Marlbrook.

Climb for animal welfare

A young vet from Marlbrook will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain this autumn to raise funds for animal welfare around the world.

Comic tale of warring committee

Alvechurch Dramatic Society’s latest production is Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourn. This comic tale follows the attempts of a committee, led by hapless everyman Ray, to put on a festival in their local town of Pendon.

Cash for kits-off calendar

Rowney Green men who dared to bare for a charity calendar have raised £2,373 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Bells ring out again

St Michael’s Church in Cofton Hackett now has a full complement of bells again, after finally replacing the one that was stolen a year and a half ago.

Cash from cycle ride

Pete Joannides of Hopwood Garden Centre, who organises the annual Alvechurch to Worcester cycle ride in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice, presented the money raised at the 2013 event to Leonie Hudson from the charity.

Parking war continues

Despite the well-publicised campaign against pavement parking, it seems that some drivers are still treating the pavements as parking spaces.

Fishing for funds

Ben Ascott, of Ben’s Lickey Hills Fish Bar in Rednal, has signed up to run the London Marathon this month in support of Leukaemia Care.

Welcome to BollyHopwood!

Deb Weston of Hopwood Ladies Cycling Club tells of their latest charity show.

A close shave

Two Alvechurch youngsters have raised more than £400 for charity by having their hair shaved off.

We’re walking for the boys

A Cofton Hackett resident has rounded up a group of friends to undertake a 40-mile walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Poppy award for village store

Kind-hearted blackwell folk gave so generously to November’s Poppy Appeal that John and Dena Jenks of Blackwell Village Stores won an award for the “Most Funds Collected by an Independent Store”.