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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
James Grove & Sons' staff at the Halesowen factory in the 1950s

Button making has returned to its roots

Button making was big business in 18th century Birmingham. Chris Upton looks at how it has been revived in the 21st century

Austin motor the first German leader ever drove

The Austin Seven car which was so popular around the world and particularly in parts of Europe
The Birmingham built Austen Seven attracted the eye of Adolf Hitler when it rolled off the production line. Chris Upton reports

Great man's statue should take pride of place in Birmingham

The Joseph Chamberlain statue, which was in the Members' Lobby at the Palace of Westminster but was then relocated behind a filing cabinet in the House of Lords library.
Chris Upton looks at whether a statue of Chamberlain could find its way in Birmingham.
SEAT Leon ST FR TDI

SEAT saves the best for last with new ST

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

A cheeky little one that's fun in the sun

New Citroen C1
Citroen has revealed its fun new C1. Edward Stephens tries it out
The Malt House, The Granary in Besford, near Pershore, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £895k The Malt House in Besford, Worcestershire

Cool colours are combined with bold accent features to stunning effect in this modern home, says Alison Jones

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

The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston.
Contrasting styles make a wonderful impact in this refurbished Regency house, writes Alison Jones

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.

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The Malt House, The Granary in Besford, near Pershore, Worcestershire.

Home of the day: £895k The Malt House in Besford, Worcestershire

The Lodge in Frederick Road, Edgbaston.

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

High House in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

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

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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