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Maureen Lipman: 'In times of austerity, racists and xenophobes come out of the woodwork'

The actress, who is in Harvey at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, talks about her political views, personal loss and learning to love again

Gloucestershire home offers a seamless combination of ancient and modern

Hill House in Hartpury, Gloucestershire.
A 21st century addition is in sympathy with the ancient timbers of this 16th century house in Gloucestershire, says Alison Jones

Fired Apprentice candidate Jemma Bird vows to prove Lord Sugar wrong

Jemma Bird, one of this year's candidates on BBC programme The Apprentice
A self-confessed workaholic, Ms Bird says she works seven days a week

Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover's Solihull plant

Land Rover Defender celebrations continue with the recreation of a 1948 production line at the Solihull plant
The Defender tour features a recreation of the 1948 production line which built the Defender’s forerunner - the original Series I Land Rover

John Madin building handed listed status

John Madin's St James's House has been awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage
Office block designed by renowned architect granted Grade II status by English Heritage as other examples of his work in the city perish
Artist's impression of Gas Street Social at The Mailbox

Work starts on latest Mailbox bar and restaurant

Gas Street Social to launch in former Bar Room Bar unit where it will neighbour Pennyblacks, Bar Epernay and Café Rouge among others

Del Villaggio and Café Opus named among Best of Broad Street

Broad Street's finest businesses and staff have been celebrated at the tenth BOBs
Restaurants, bars and staff all recognised in tenth annual celebration of the businesses in and around famous city street

Rich List 2015: No.46 - Tony Deep Wouhra & family

Tony Deep Wouhra MBE form East End Foods
In 2010 Tony Deep Wouhra was awarded the MBE for services to ethnic food
Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

The company made the ornate handles and other fittings for the wartime leader’s coffin as part of ‘Operation Hope Not’

King Kong author Edgar Wallace's links to the Birmingham Post

Edgar Wallace in 1914
But the story of author – and former Birmingham Post writer – Edgar Wallace has been lost to history with most of his novels now out of print

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Legacy of Barber Institute of Fine Arts founders lives on

The Barber Institute of Fine Art at Birmingham University.
Husband and wife duo's Art Deco building continues to attract some of the world's finest art to Edgbaston
Jaguar Land Rover's 'Bike Sense' research updated

Jaguar Land Rover's Bike Sense technology will help cyclists and bikers

The car-maker’s Bike Sense research is being conducted as part of a drive to reduce the number of accidents on UK roads, where 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured each year

Is the world ready for the Rover's return?

A 1956 Rover 90
Speculation is rife the once-proud Midland brand could return after its collapse ten years ago. Enda Mullen talks to experts about whether it could ever happen

Jaguar to create 1,300 jobs with new SUV

The new Jaguar sports car will be based on the C-X17 concept car
Lode Lane plant in Solihull will receive largest investment in its 70-year history as manufacturer unveils plans for 'practical five-seat vehicle'
Severn Terrace in Worcester.

Terraced Worcester property is an ideal location for racegoers

This beautifully presented character terrace is just a stone's throw from the famous racecourse in Worcester, reports Alison Jones

Gardens and woodland should prove a winner for Staffordshire home

Firbank House in Forest Drive, Kinver.
The outdoor spaces at this five-bedroom family home in Kinver, Staffordshire, will entice buyers who like a view, reports Alison Jones

Improved Worcester properties offer a water view

Lock View on Basin Road in Worcester.
Come and see this character quarters by the canal at an open day in Worcester this weekend, writes Alison Jones

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Severn Terrace in Worcester.

Terraced Worcester property is an ideal location for racegoers

Firbank House in Forest Drive, Kinver.

Gardens and woodland should prove a winner for Staffordshire home

Lock View on Basin Road in Worcester.

Improved Worcester properties offer a water view


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In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Regional Head of Business
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Cillian O’ Brien
Business Reporter
Jon Griffin
Business Reporter
Alison Jones
Features writer
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor