A Rowney Green resident whose dogs have proved successful at Crufts will soon be seeing the show from a different angle – as a judge.
Host families in the Village area are required for the third annual visit by a large group of young French students.
The threat of Redditch creeping within earshot of Alvechurch village has re-emerged barely weeks after council chiefs hailed the scrapping of plans for a 6,000-home “Bordesley Park” housing estate.
A woman riding her horse through Rowney Green was shocked to see a man with a fat belly leap from a hedge and expose himself on a Sunday lunchtime.
In December 1943, a Wellington bomber crashed in Rowney Green, killing its five Canadian crew. Sixty-three years later, Alvechurch Ex-Services Association is hoping to find out more about the incident through the memories of local people.
Village MP Julie Kirkbride cut the ribbon to celebrate completion on the new roof at Rowney Green Peace Hall, funded by an £80,000 Lottery award.
The men of Rowney Green have dared to go bare for a charity calendar raising money to combat a cancer that currently kills one man ever hour.