west midlands


Birmingham Chefs Tell Us Why Their City Isn’t a Food Wasteland

“Growing up in Birmingham, there wasn’t much in terms of a food scene. I think people are slowly clocking onto it now. People are opening their own restaurants. There’s way more going on.”


James Lowe’s 127-Mile Quest into the Malvern Hills for Perfect Peas

To source the best peas for Lyle’s’ famous pea and ticklemore salad, we joined the Michelin-starred chef on a trip to a Worcestershire farm, where he hand-picks the best pods.


From Broken Roofs to Broken Marriages: Meeting the UK’s Most Obsessive Vinyl Hoarders

Welcome to a world where people make huge sacrifices just to feed their engrossing love for music.


Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: A woman called the police because her ice cream didn't have enough sprinkles.