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Wednesday, January 20, 2021


Barnt Green could burst its boundary with new houses spilling on to an open field under new proposals.
  A minimum of 98 homes, with almost half of them “affordable”, would be built on the field between Fiery Hill Road and Cherry Hill Road.

Tories take by-election seats vacated by George Lord

Coun June Griffiths
June Griffiths, of Bordesley, was declared the new Worcestershire County councillor for the Alvechurch division tonight after getting around half of the votes cast.
The Marlbrook ward on Bromsgrove District Council was taken by John Ruck. Both seats were vacated by the sudden resignation of former county leader George Lord.
Christmas poll
‘Tories would vote for a monkey’

First aid skills for Finstall folk

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Golf still to the fore!

Village golfers have been reassured that any changes to Bromsgrove Golf Centre are years away, as proposals to make its land available for future housing were revealed.

Classic chips in for charity

A family-run business combined the opening of its new Redditch showroom with a fundraiser for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

A life of spice

Anita Sharma-James

Indian cookery expert Anita Sharma-James will be sharing recipes from her brand-new book in an authentic Indian food masterclass in Worcester this coming Saturday, as part of the Worcestershire Literary Festival.

Lounge volunteers step into the breach

The Lounge youth and community venue in Alvechurch has been given a boost by a swathe of volunteers stepping forward to help manage it.

Twins win again!

Last year, eight-year-old Catshill twins Keira and Lara Bennett won our monthly competition. Because they had to share their prize, we said they could enter again – and now they’ve got a Mini Vinny each!

Fiery Hill U-turn fight-back

A move to shelve improvements to the junction at Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green, has provoked disbelief from residents across the Village area.

A star is born

A 12-year-old Bromsgrove girl will be following in the footsteps of stars such as Billie Piper, Tamzin Outhwaite and Samantha Janus after winning a place at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School.