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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Learning to save a life

A morning’s training in how to use the new defibrillator mounted outside Hopwood Community Centre was given by Rob Underwood of the charity Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts.

Barntchurch: What do we know?

The Village delves into the housing study to see why this area is under threat and what  ‘Barntchurch’ would really mean. While the “Greater Birmingham”...

Driver’s lucky escape in lorry ‘hit and run’

A lorry pulling out of a Hopwood side road collided with a small car sending it spinning on to the other side of the main road, according to police.

Village hall has new lease of life

Hopwood Village Hall, which turned 100 last year, has been given a new lease of life thanks to months of hard work from the new committee of trustees.

18 hours of cricket!

Shortly before 4am, as dawn threatened to break on a chilly summer’s morning, two bleary-eyed teams of Alvechurch and Hopwood cricketers assembled at their main Birmingham Road ground.

‘Road watch’ may be upgraded

Hopwood’s “road watch” may be escalated as a result of an accident at the end of last year in which a pedestrian died.

Welcome to Barntchurch Newtown

The Green Belt around Alvechurch and Barnt Green is under threat – again. This time, it could be really serious . . . Three times...

All-American charity bash at the Westmead

The Westmead Hotel in Hopwood is holding an American Independence Day Party on July 5, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Hopwood’s bare, naked ladies

Hopwood Women’s Institute celebrated its 90th anniversary with a cake bearing 90 bare ladies.

The Hopwood WI cake bearing 90 bare, naked ladies.

Plant permit ‘close’

The pollution control permit to allow Mayfield Farm, Hopwood, to operate a factory rendering up to 105 tonnes of animal parts a day was on the verge of being issued as The Village went to press.