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‘Fearless Five’ ready to jump

Five brave members of staff from Thomas Horton Solicitors will each do a tandem skydive this weekend in support of Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

Dellows on display

The Dellow Register is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Dellow Motors on Sunday September 18.

New wicket enhances club

Alvechurch & Hopwood Cricket Club has received a welcome boost with the installation of a new artificial wicket.

The great indoors

A large group of enthusiasts enjoyed Bromsgrove’s first annual board game festival, The Great Indoors, organised by the Bromsgrove Board Gamers club.

Jazz group finds new village home

Lickey End Social Club has come to the rescue after a local orchestra was left homeless.

Tots’ wild walk

Two village playgroups have raised £183 for children’s charity Barnardo’s with a fun event.

Animal attraction

Hundreds of animal-lovers converged on the Jinney Ring in Hanbury to help The Cinnamon Trust celebrate its fifth Animals R Magic event.

Sam’s Ironman triumph

Blackwell triathlete Sam Boswell has achieved her dream of qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, after winning the UK event to earn her place.

Hopping Bob history is a mystery

The homemade street sign declaring the Alvechurch alley between Red Lion Street and Bear Hill to be Bob Hopping Street has been mysteriously replaced with a new, larger sign.

D-Day veteran honoured

A Barnt Green man who fought in the Second World War has been honoured by France for his actions during the conflict.

Arty theme for fete

The summer fete at Grosvenor House care home in Alvechurch had an artistic theme once again, as members of Pam’s Art Group entered a competition to have their paintings displayed.

National champs!

Barnt Green Cricket Club’s U15 side is celebrating winning the England and Wales Cricket Board national championship – coming top out of 1,600 teams.

Plea for new street lights in village

A Barnt Green resident has shared his concerns with the parish council over a lack of street lighting on Hewell Road.

Lounge ‘builds future’

The Lounge project in Alvechurch is making good progress and is in a “better position” six months after a crisis public meeting brought an influx of volunteers.

Cheque from care home

After its summer garden party raised funds towards the restoration of Blackwell First School’s historic gargoyle, a group from Burcot Grange care home presented the school with a cheque for £730.

Mark meets Vinny!

Alvechurch resident Mark Williams was the latest winner of a Mini Vinny in our competition.

Events for everyone

Barnt Green is the place to be in September, with two community events attracting residents and visitors alike.

Blackwell’s first Music Festival!

Organisers of Blackwell’s inaugural Music Festival are encouraging people to buy their tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Alvechurch soldier remembered

Alvechurch Library is marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a special exhibition.

Floral display lifts station

While Alvechurch rail users and parish councillors are still unhappy with the new station’s infrastructure, at least it has been brightened up for the summer by some beautiful wildflowers!



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