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Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant
Chinese investors show their hand for Grade II building following landmark investment deal earlier this year

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift
A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

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Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Chinese investors show their hand for Grade II building following landmark investment deal earlier this year

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Take time out for some tea at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire

Stanbrook Abbey, an iconic former monastery built in a Georgian, Gothic revival style is set in 21 acres of Worcestershire countryside.

Ian Parkes - Marketing manager for Purity - with their new brew Longhorn IPA on show at the Birmingham Independent Food Fair at Millennium Point.

Food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair

As dozens of food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair next month Mary Griffin finds out what's in store and asks what sets the city's food scene apart.

Miller Karl Grevatt working at Charlecote Mill in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire.

The miller using traditional techniques at Warwickshire's last working water mill

A young miller is using traditional techniques to turn locally-grown wheat into flour. Mary Griffin steps back in time at Warwickshire's last working water mill

The Barton Arms pub in Aston

Review: Oaka restaurant at The Bartons Arms in Aston

In the unlikely surroundings of the Aston Expressway, Mary Griffin visits a perfectly preserved historic pub housing a traditional Thai restaurant

Bourneville Waffle Company serve unique waffles from their retro caravan L-R Paul Desmond, original co-founder Dave Robinson and Jenny Deeley.

Birmingham street food: Our guide to who's who in fast food revolution

The launch of Digbeth Dining Club marked the start of a bustling street food scene in Birmingham. As the weekly Friday feast celebrates its second anniversary, Mary Griffin looks at 12 of the traders who have made the city a major player in a national movement revolutionising the concept of fast food.

Lyndon Jenkins

Birmingham Town Hall concert celebrates life of acclaimed music writer Lyndon Jenkins

Mr Jenkins died in April 2014 at St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham, aged 75

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

Rodizio Rico Brazilian restaurant at The Cube in Birmingham

Fashionable meat-ing place for young diners

Don't go mad at the buffet and go easy on the carbs. Remember you've come here for the meat.

Cold poached salmon on Cos lettuce, green bean and radish salad, topped with sauce gribiche.

When chips are down, Opus steps up to plate

In her search for a top quality, reasonably priced lunch, Mary Griffin finds potato perfection in this Brindleyplace gem.

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)

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

Two ‘huts’ on the roof of the building house flag poles that crown the top of the 1903 Grade II listed building

Waitress Rachel Argyle presents the 'Oriental dog' hot-dog, at The Bureau restaurant and bar on Colmore Row, Birmingham.

A new day has dawned for the humble hot dog

In search of bar food with a new twist, Mary Griffin samples high-class hot dogs and Midlands tapas at The Bureau

Ian Harvey and Amy Seton

Finally, an event for wine lovers to savour

Birmingham's first major wine festival takes place this weekend. Co-organiser Ian Harvey tells Mary Griffin he hopes the festival will educate drinkers and inspire the city's restaurateurs

Owners of Don Diego in Sutton Coldfield, Fonzie and Emma Yufera-Ruiz

Authentic ingredients the secret to Don Diego's success

As Sutton Coldfield launches its new restaurant quarter, Mary Griffin speaks to the owners of the town’s only Michelin-accredited venue on their passion for Spanish food

Oldfields Orchard - Discovery Cider

Oldfields Orchard - Discovery Cider

With apologies to cider bloggers for muscling in on their turf but I thought I'd spread my wings a little and venture into things all things apple.

Top chef Glynn Purnell pictured at his restaurant Purnells on Cornwall Street in Birmingham for the launch of his new book Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales.

The making of the Michelin man from the council estate

Birmingham's original Michelin-star chef, Glynn Purnell, has released his first cook book. The self-professed "Yummy Brummie" talks to Mary Griffin about his unswerving local pride, his continuing fascination with the food of his youth and his outright refusal to follow the fashion.

April Bloomfield

Birmingham chef is New York's finest

Birmingham chef April Bloomfield has been crowned New York's best chef at the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the US restaurant scene.

Top chef Glynn Purnell pictured at his restaurant Purnells on Cornwall Street in Birmingham for the launch of his new book Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales.

Purnell to whip up a storm with 'extreme' cookbook

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell has released his first cook book.

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Lord Chesterfield Suite, Bretby Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire

Property of the week: Live like an Earl in £475,000 Bretby Hall

Vanley Burke's flat. Picture: Vanley Burke

£17,000 appeal to move Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke's flat to Ikon Gallery

Artworks by Imbue

Artist Imbue - The Banksy of Brighton - to exhibit works at Custard Factory

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