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Lecture celebrates Longbridge legend

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


Wreathing the rewards

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


Puppets pop in for show

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


Mini Vinny winner

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

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

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

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

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


Mongolia or bust!

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


Spot anyone you know?

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


Double delight

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

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


Sign up now for Barnt Green Mile

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

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

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


New hall ‘next spring’

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’

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

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

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


‘Church on the road

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.


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