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New water pipes for Belbroughton

Kidderminster Shuttle: Severn Trent Water is fined after amonia is released

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AROUND £1million is being spent to repair and replace ageing water pipes in Belbroughton.

Belbroughton pub retains Michelin award

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POPULAR Belbroughton hostelry The Queens remains the only pub in Worcestershire with a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award.

Straw-stuffed heroes and villains take over Belbroughton as scarecrow festival returns

Kidderminster Shuttle: Jack Sparrow at The Queen's pub. Buy photo:401421ET

3:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

CRUELLA de Vil, Lassie and Jack Sparrow were among the famous movie characters given the straw treatment at Belbroughton’s annual wurzel festival.

Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival will be something to crow about, organisers say

Kidderminster Shuttle: L-r - Amanda Hopkins and director Beth Dunn from Got 2 Sing - who will be performing in the Belbroughton Recreation Centre arena on Saturday September 27.Pic by Denise Brownridge.

1:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

FINAL preparations are underway for a popular annual event in Belbroughton which is expected to attract thousands.

Belbroughton antiques dealer finds heirlooms worth £3,000 stashed in £20 ginger pot

Kidderminster Shuttle: Steve Bubb, left, with his watches and Phil Sims from Sims Vintage with the ginger pot. Buy photo: BMM381407a

11:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN honest antiques dealer had a surprise when he opened up a £20 ginger pot to find more than £3,000 worth of antiques, including five pocket watches and other trinkets.

Laughter yoga sessions set to bring giggles to Belbroughton

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MERRIE Maggie Thompson is taking her laughter yoga class to Belbroughton next week to lift the spirits of the stressed-out.

Belbroughton school pulls in the pounds for rescue animals

Kidderminster Shuttle: Halle Hobbs, aged six, and Joe Shotton, aged nine, with Ken the donkey (40). Buy photo: 271426L

11:16am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Belbroughton have been raising money for rescued horses, ponies and donkeys based in the village.

Bus re-route now agreed

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross Clent

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS have been confirmed to re-route the 192 Stourport to Kidderminster and Halesowen bus to cover part of the 197 route that is being axed in September.

Sadness as 197 bus axed

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross Clent

1:10pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

USERS of the 197 Hagley to Kidderminster bus have hit out after Worcestershire County Council confirmed it is axing the much-loved rural service.

Theme announced for this year's Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival

8:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

STRAW stuffed versions of the greatest heroes and villains of the silver screen will be on display at this year’s Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival.

MP for Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley replaces Maria Miller as culture secretary

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid is feeling the heat from Hagley Action Group

12:14pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MP for Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new culture secretary.

Staff left shaken after a Belbroughton newsagents is raided

Kidderminster Shuttle: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

2:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ROBBERS attacked staff at a Belbroughton newsagents before escaping with cash and cigarettes.

Heart attack survivor dons running shoes to raise awareness

10:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

A HEART attack survivor from Halesowen put on his running shoes to complete the Reading Half Marathon to help other sufferers.

Relief as brakes put on plan to axe village bus service

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross, Clent. Buy photo: 031421L

6:46pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

PASSENGERS have breathed a sigh of relief after council bosses put the brakes on plans to axe a village bus service which runs through Hagley, Clent and Belbroughton.

Threatened Worcestershire bus routes to be saved

5:48pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A WAVE of threatened bus routes across Worcestershire are going to be saved - as council chiefs performed a significant u-turn on slashing an entire £3 million subsidy today (Thursday).

Year 11 youngsters invited to join West Mercia Police Cadets

8:00am Monday 20th January 2014

YOUNGSTERS in year 11 are invited to try out to become police cadets.

Outrage as county council axes village bus service

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross, Clent. Buy photo: 031421L

12:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

BUS users have been left outraged after discovering Worcestershire County Council has already put the brakes on the 197 Hagley to Kidderminster route - before a consultation over subsidised routes has finished.

Belbroughton set for festive fundraiser to help rescued horses and ponies

Kidderminster Shuttle: L-r  Joe Oakley, aged five, Stevie Hall, aged ten, Freya Overthrow, aged six, Zac Overthrow, aged ten. Buy photo: 491302M

8:00am Monday 9th December 2013

BELBROUGHTON will once again be hosting its seasonal sing-a-long fundraiser to help raise money for rescued horses and ponies.

Belbroughton woman recognised for her dedication to charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: Brenda with her certificate.

10:57am Friday 6th December 2013

A BELBROUGHTON woman has been awarded for the support she provides to local stroke survivors.

Donations flood in to Belbroughton animal sanctuary in memory of Anthea

Kidderminster Shuttle: Anthea Frisby, pictured in 2003, with Joey the pony who was nursed back to health after arriving at the sanctuary looking like a skeleton.

9:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

DONATIONS for a Belbroughton animal sanctuary have flooded in following the death of its big-hearted founder.

Villagers pay their last respects to Belbroughton horse rescuer

Kidderminster Shuttle: Anthea Frisby, pictured in 2003, with Joey the pony who was nursed back to health after arriving at the sanctuary looking like a skeleton.

9:00am Friday 4th October 2013

VILLAGERS crammed into Stourbridge Crematorium to pay their last respects to a tireless Belbroughton woman who dedicated her life to rescuing injured, old and unwanted horses.

Funeral of Belbroughton horse rescuer to take place today

Kidderminster Shuttle: Anthea Frisby, pictured in 2003, with Joey the pony who was nursed back to health after arriving at the sanctuary looking like a skeleton.

8:30am Thursday 3rd October 2013

THE funeral of a Belbroughton woman who worked tirelessly to rescue injured, old and unwanted horses will take place today (Thursday October 3).

Good causes receive £4,000 boost after Belbroughton music festival

Kidderminster Shuttle: L-r - Sunfield chief executive Michael Froesch after being presented with a slice of the funds by organiser Gaye Hadley. Buy photo: 381340M

5:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

GOOD causes have been given a helping hand after a two-day music festival in Belbroughton raised £4,000.

Big-hearted Belbroughton horse rescuer dies

Kidderminster Shuttle: Anthea Frisby, pictured in 2003, with Joey the pony who was nursed back to health after arriving at the sanctuary looking like a skeleton.

6:03pm Monday 23rd September 2013

A DEDICATED Belbroughton woman who made it her life’s mission to rescue injured, old and unwanted horses, donkeys and ponies has died at the age of 74.

Belbroughton School unveils new petting garden

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mark Sherred and Nigel Summerfield from Barnett Hill Garden Centre, with Lottie Buffery-Latham, headteacher Derek Higgins, and some of the school’s new pets. Buy photo: BCR371311_01.

3:00pm Monday 9th September 2013

BELBROUGHTON schoolchildren returned to classes to discover an overgrown school garden had been transformed into a mini petting zoo.

Motorists urged to seek conviction revoke after A491 speed limit error

12:00pm Monday 19th August 2013

A PEDMORE woman convicted of speeding before a 50mph limit was offically enforced is urging other motorists who fell foul of the speed cameras to demand compensation.

Belbroughton nursery owner gives cancer charity a boost by shaving off her locks

Kidderminster Shuttle: Jo Hill gets her head shaved for Cancer Research UK.

11:00am Thursday 1st August 2013

A BELBROUGHTON nursery owner raised £5,250 for charity by shaving her head.

Belbroughton fundraiser hopes to raise the roof and charity cash with Musica13

Kidderminster Shuttle: Back l-r, headteacher Lucy Griffiths, Musica13 organiser Gaye Hadley. Front l-r, Hannah Bramble, nine, Amisha Patel & Jaya Sharma, both ten, Katie Walter, nine, Melissa Till & Ellie Louise Kovacs, both eight; pianist Elliot Hinton. Buy pic: 251341M

9:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

A BIG-HEARTED Belbroughton woman is gearing up to throw open her garden for another bumper summer charity concert.

Village church music director can pursue unfair dismissal compensation claim, tribunal rules

8:30am Tuesday 11th June 2013

A DIRECTOR of music for churches in the Belbroughton and Fairfield areas who donated back half his payments complained he was unfairly sacked following an alleged “power struggle”.

Belbroughton chef aims to get kids cooking

Kidderminster Shuttle: Andy Waters

5:00pm Saturday 27th April 2013

BELBROUGHTON chef Andy Waters will be taking part in the ‘Cooking with Kids Programme’ which is designed to encourage children into cooking.

Holy Trinity Church

9:24am Thursday 25th April 2013

Visitors will have the chance to try their hand at bell-ringing on Saturday.

Motorists ask whether Hagley A491 speeding fines are legal?

9:00am Friday 19th April 2013

FURIOUS Hagley residents have reacted angrily to Worcestershire County Council’s admission they made a technical error in procedure when introducing a 50mph speed limit on the A491.

Wildlife charity invites bird lovers to invest in a nest

Kidderminster Shuttle: A brood of great tits by John Buckley

9:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013

A WILDLIFE charity is inviting borough bird lovers to invest in a love nest as Valentine’s Day nears.

Residents urged to give wildlife a helping hand during the cold snap

Kidderminster Shuttle: A robin in winter by Jason Curtis

11:36am Friday 18th January 2013

WITH snowy scenes blanketing the county, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is encouraging residents to give wildlife a helping hand this winter.

Motorists and passengers urged to belt up this Christmas

8:00am Friday 21st December 2012

MOTORISTS and their passengers are urged to stay safe this festive season by using their seat belt every time they travel in a vehicle. The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is reminding people they should belt up every time they get in a car.

Residents urged to avoid becoming victims of crime this Christmas

2:00pm Tuesday 18th December 2012

COPS are urging residents in Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley to ensure they do not become victims of crime this Christmas.

Motorists urged not to drink and drive

3:15pm Friday 14th December 2012

MOTORISTS across Worcestershire are being reminded of the dangers of drink driving during the festive period.

Belbroughton farmyard friends set to hear the sound of Christmas moo-sic

Kidderminster Shuttle: l-r Max Britton (11), Oliver Shotton (6), Shannon Chapman-Buffery (7) with Ferbie the pony and Kenny the donkey

1:00pm Saturday 8th December 2012

ANIMALS will be hearing the sound of moo-sic at a one-off carol service in Belbroughton for farmyard friends.

Beauty event for charity

8:00am Sunday 18th November 2012

BEAUTY experts will be holding a 10 Years Younger Roadshow event in Belbroughton to raise cash for children with complex learning needs.

Belbroughton scarecrow festival is something to crow about

Kidderminster Shuttle: Straw-stuffed Her Majesty The Queen. Buy photo: 411218MH

4:38pm Monday 1st October 2012

STRAW-stuffed versions of Her Majesty the Queen and a popular Belbroughton councillor were among the highlights at this year’s Belbroughton Scarecrow Weekend.

Scarecrow festival is tribute to jubilee and Olympic year

Kidderminster Shuttle: Abbey crowed: This Beatles straw-stuffed creation proved popular at last year’s Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival. Ref:s

3:33pm Thursday 20th September 2012

BRITAIN’S unforgettable summer of sport and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated at Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival on September 29 and 30.

Accountant stole to fund his girlfriend's luxury lifestyle, inquest hears

1:00pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

AN accountant found dead in his car after it left a Belbroughton lane in flames had stolen up to £70,000 from his employer to fund his illegal immigrant girlfriend who was "bleeding him dry", a court heard.

Crooks take hefty haul in Belbroughton

12:50pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

THIEVES made off with a hefty haul of garden equipment after breaking into a garage in Belbroughton.

Hagley and Clent people to have their say in Bromsgrove council changes

4:24pm Friday 22nd June 2012

PEOPLE in Hagley and Clent are being asked for their views on big changes to Bromsgrove District Council.

Village to open new meeting room to mark the Diamond Jubilee

8:00am Thursday 31st May 2012

BELBROUGHTON villagers will be opening a new Diamond Jubilee Meeting Room at Belbroughton Recreation Centre, off Hartle Lane, to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign.

Janice is the new face of Bromsgrove District Council

Kidderminster Shuttle: Last year’s civic head Caroline Spencer hands over to Furlongs councillor Janice Boswell, who has been elected to the position. Ref:s

10:50am Tuesday 22nd May 2012

BELBROUGHTON hairdresser turned councillor Janice Boswell has again proved she’s a cut above after being made Bromsgrove District Council’s new civic head.

Villagers rescue mule just hours from death

Kidderminster Shuttle: Buttons the mule with Alexia Bath and Oliver Hunter, both aged eight. Buy photo: 191220M

4:00pm Monday 30th April 2012

BIG-HEARTED animal lovers in Belbroughton have saved a miniature mule from death - rescuing her just 24 hours before she was due to be put down.

Wildlife Trust launches raffle

8:00am Wednesday 25th April 2012

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust has launched a new raffle to help raise cash for wildlife conservation projects across the county.

Beefy brings his charity walk to Clent

10:35am Thursday 19th April 2012

HUNDREDS of people joined sporting hero Sir Ian Botham for a trek around Clent to support his crusade against cancer.

Clent history publication recalls idyllic village life

8:00am Monday 26th March 2012

THE latest edition of Clent History Society's occasional publication, Clent Clarion, sees RAF member Derek Hookway recounting tales of his carefree upbringing in the village in the 1940s and 50s.


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