Anita Champaneri: Canal Square Restaurant

Hi food lovers. Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and didn’t over doit over the festive period! If you can’t resist the chance to go out this January, here is a great new Indian restaurant...

Alternatives to A&E this winter

Winter brings more coughs, colds, flu and tummy bugs and those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s are particularly vulnerable to illness when the lower temperatures kick in. If you do feel unwell, seek immediate advice and help...

New Year, New Me: Getting Fit with Dal Dhaliwal

New Year Resolutions It’s that time of year again where many of us resolve to better ourselves in some way. Some of the top new year resolutions are weight loss or to embark on a new health and fitness journey....

Easy ways to improve your diet

How's your weight? Are you miffed with your muffin-top, beleaguered by your batwings and gutted with your, er, gut? Most people could go a long way to improving their diet and we Asians are no different. Indeed you could...

Get active outdoors this autumn with Rosie Naseer

All of my adult life I’ve been an avid hill walker and lover of the countryside of the British Isles. Sadly, big shopping centres seem to attract more visitors than our green and pleasant land. I want to change...

The Silent Cry

I’m not a parent. I cannot begin to comprehend the pain felt by the parents of Asad Khan at the loss of their 11 year old son. I cannot fathom what drove a young boy, with a bright future,...

Sunny & Shay; As We Proceed…

This month, Sunny had an operation which has meant that we both have had to pause and take some time out and look at the way in which we address men's health. We've been inundated with messages of support...

Regional Airports and the Scotch Industry

I’m writing this from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. One of the conclusions cemented in my mind is the immeasurable benefit of having Government here in Brum for four days. With the political decision makers come national and international...

Women,Fitness and Freedom

It is interesting that there is such a gap, in the UK at least, between regular exercise participation for men and women. Girls tend to stop being active in their teenage years with then continues into adulthood. In fact, according to...

Cooking With Saeeda: Crispy Potato Dumplings

Ingredients for Potato mixture 3 medium size potatoes (boiled and mashed) 1 large onion finely chopped 2-3 tbsps. fresh chopped coriander 1 tsp salt or to taste ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp garam masala ½ tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp caram seeds Ingredients for the...