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Oakalls local keeps it real

 Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands. The Cross Inn is back in business as a public house thanks to efforts by beer-lovers five years ago...

Barnt Green fashion fundraiser

A "Preloved Parade” to celebrate the 30th birthday of Acorns Children’s Hospice takes place on March 22. The fashion show will use clothing donated to...

Stations stand-off

Five years after Network Rail pledged to complete the car park at Alvechurch railway station, councillors are ramping up their campaign to get the...

It’s here at last!

The Village area has everything you need for a Christmas to remember.

Alvechurch Village chooses independent Kate as Sajid sweeps back in

THE INDEPENDENT candidate Kate Van Der Plank has won the by-election for Alvechurch Village Ward with a large share of the vote. She polled 893 votes, 310 more than the Tory candidate on 583.
Meanwhile, sitting MP Sajid Javid has been re-elected to the Bromsgrove constituency in the General Election with almost twice the votes (33,493) of the Labour candidate Michael Thompson (16,920).

Wassailing through the Lickeys

A larger-than-ever crowd of revellers descended on the Lickey Hills for the annual Wassail, which took place on a clear dry evening and offered fun for all the family.

Weekend of community spirit

Barnt Green’s inaugural Community Weekend raised £5,000 for local charities and provided visitors from the village and beyond with a great day out.

Skiffle at The Lounge

Alvechurch skiffle band The Six-Five Specials will perform at The Lounge on Monday March 23 from 2–4pm, with proceeds going to the youth project.