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Laughter yoga sessions set to bring giggles to Belbroughton

Stourbridge News:

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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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

Stourbridge News: 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.

Man is his 50s thought to have perished in Belbroughton car fire drama

1:05pm Thursday 15th March 2012

POLICE say they believe it was a man in his 50s from Birmingham who died in yesterday’s incident near Belbroughton which saw a burning car wind up in a field.

One dead following car blaze near Belbroughton

3:24pm Wednesday 14th March 2012

A FATAL incident near Belbroughton has left passers-by who stopped to help in shock.

Farmyard friends to bring seasonal cheer in Belbroughton

Stourbridge News: Ponies Elfie and Dixie (who needs re-homing) and pupils Ollie Portman (8)and Ellie Pritchard (10)

8:00am Wednesday 14th December 2011

RESCUED Shetland ponies will be among the farmyard friends helping to spread Christmas cheer in Belbroughton this weekend at the village's annual Carols on the Green event.

Dotty the donkey arrives at Belbroughton animal sanctuary

Stourbridge News: Halle-Jane Hobbs, Zara Martin-Green and Jack Moss meet Dotty the donkey. Buy photo: 421133L

8:00am Wednesday 12th October 2011

BELBROUGHTON'S Animal Sanctuary and Protection has welcomed a new resident - Dotty the donkey.

Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association

9:30am Thursday 29th September 2011

The association organises regular sessions to try duplicate bridge every Thursday at Blakedown Parish Hall, Kidderminster.



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