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The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston.

Home of the week: £2,300,000 The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston

Contrasting styles make a wonderful impact in this refurbished Regency house, writes Alison Jones

The secret to good pork is happy pigs

After starting with two piglets, Nick and John Francis now own 600 pigs, supplying 35 Michelin star restaurants.
When two brothers bought a pair of pigs neither imagined they'd end up with 600 swines, supplying pork to 35 Michelin star restaurants. Mary Griffin reports

Button making has returned to its roots

James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s
Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century

SEAT saves the best for last with new ST

SEAT Leon ST FR TDI
The new Leon ST FR estate offers practicality but kept its sporty looks Edward Stephens reports

Home of the day: £525k High House in Inkberrow, Worcestershire

High House in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.
Back and white timber framed, this Grade II listed property is lovely to look at.
After starting with two piglets, Nick and John Francis now own 600 pigs, supplying 35 Michelin star restaurants.

The secret to good pork is happy pigs

When two brothers bought a pair of pigs neither imagined they'd end up with 600 swines, supplying pork to 35 Michelin star restaurants. Mary Griffin reports

When chips are down, Opus steps up to plate

Cold poached salmon on Cos lettuce, green bean and radish salad, topped with sauce gribiche.
In her search for a top quality, reasonably priced lunch, Mary Griffin finds potato perfection in this Brindleyplace gem.

Post People: The Bureau on Colmore Row launches its new roof terrace

The Bureau roof terrace launch: Omar Budeiri (Roar Communications), Jessica Fitzpatrick (Scene Birmingham), Aaron Foster (Clements & Church), Matty Katerzabek (Clements & Church), Stacey Morrow, Emma Larkin (Birmingham Post)
Two ‘huts’ on the roof of the building house flag poles that crown the top of the 1903 Grade II listed building
gMen of the Second City Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment leaving Sutton Coldfield, holding Lee Enfield Rifles in 1915.

A picture of First World War heroes that has been 100 years in the taking

As the centenary of the First World War approaches, a Birmingham school is embarking on a project to create a virtual memorial to old boys who died in the conflict. Justine Halifax reports

Old boy who beat the odds to rescue officer under hail of fire

Captain Robert Edwin Phillips VC.
Victoria Cross recipient Robert Edwin Phillips beat the odds to rescue officer under hail of fire.

Born with a silver spoon that can deflect bullets in his mouth

Lewis Henry Salaman was a director of the famous Birmingham Jewellers, Levi & Salaman, and was also actively involved in the Birmingham Company of Jewish Lads' Brigade. He was killed in action in Gallipoli in 1915.
Birmingham born Able Seaman Lewis Henry Salaman was a director of the famous Birmingham jewellers Levi & Salaman.
Citroen C4 Cactus Amsterdam

Innovative design for parking protection

The new Citroen Cactus comes with special air bumps for extra side protection. Edward Stephens reports.

SEAT saves the best for last with new ST

SEAT Leon ST FR TDI
The new Leon ST FR estate offers practicality but kept its sporty looks Edward Stephens reports

Capturing the spirit of modern motoring

Renault Captur Dynamique MediaNav dCi 90 Auto EDC
The new Renault Captur is both alluring and practical, writes Edward Stephens
Latimers in Weston-Subedge in Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire.

Home of the week: £2,250,000 Latimers in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

The ancient craftsmanship that went into making Latimers is still evident even after 500 years, reports Alison Jones

Home of the day: £500k Sedgeberrow Mill in Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow

Sedgeberrow Mill in Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow, Evesham.
The unusual character features reveal the long working history of what is now a versatile family home, writes Alison Jones

Home of the day: £750k Sea View in Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey

Sea View in Rhosneigr, Anglesey.
There is a stunning outlook from this delightful beachside property in Wales, reports Alison Jones

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Latimers in Weston-Subedge in Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire.

Home of the week: £2,250,000 Latimers in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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Letters home from the 'worst and most deadly' battle zone

Sedgeberrow Mill in Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow, Evesham.

Home of the day: £500k Sedgeberrow Mill in Winchcombe Road, Sedgeberrow

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In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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