The English Asian Business Awards announce shortlisted contenders

Voted for by the public, the English Asian Business Awards announce their finalists for 2016. The awards will commend the professionals and businesses from the British Asian community at the forefront of their industries, which serve as an inspiration and...

Salford student wins award for short film

A Salford University student who taught himself the art of filmmaking and worked three jobs to pay for his venture has won a prestigious award. Naqqash Khalid, aged 22 and from Prestwich, won the Best Young Filmmaker category in the...

West Midlands Gets £36million Development Deal

The West Midlands Combined Authority has received its first instalment of a £1.bn handout from the government. The West Midland Combined Authority (WMCA) controls transport, housing, skills and mental health services and the overall economic development of the West Midlands....

Big Buzz around the launch of Zen Metro

The Colmore Business District was buzzing from the launch of the new Zen Metro on Cornwall Street. Property and finance professionals came out in force to support BrandAsia’s newest venture, Zen Metro. This sophisticated Thai restaurant in the heart of...

Asian Achiever Awards: Business Person Of The Year Profiles

London, UK – The nominations for the 16th annual Asian Achievers Awards have been unveiled. Taking place on September 16th at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the Asian Achievers Awards celebrates the outstanding work of South Asian individuals from across a spectrum...

16th Asian Achiever Awards Finalists Announced!

London, UK – The nominations for the 16th annual Asian Achievers Awards have been unveiled. They include, stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan; Paralympian Ryan Raghoo; Captain Naveed Muhammad MBE British Army; the charity Khalsa Aid; Barrister Jo Sidhu QC; entrepreneur...

Hunt Hits Back at ‘Devastating’ Junior Doctors

Junior doctors have called for five days of strikes, something Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called ‘devastating news.’ The strike is down to controversial plans to force an increase on doctor’s working hours. It would increase working days from 7am-7pm...

Draupadi Disrobed

Last week Hindus across the globe celebrated Jamnashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, who was also known as Draupadi’s protector. In one of the most distinct moments in the epic Hindu mythological story, Mahabharat, it was Lord Krishna who...

New Train Trial ‘The next evolution of rail ticketing’

A 12-month trial is being launched by Chiltern Railways that sees train tickets scrapped in favour of a Bluetooth system. A beacon at train stations will pick up Bluetooth signals from passengers’ smartphones and charge them for the best available...

Birmingham Named UK’s Funniest City

The secret’s out! Birmingham has been found as the UK’s funniest city, beating out comedy rivals Leeds and Cardiff. The social media study, which was commissioned by lastminute.com, analysed more than three million conversations on social media and was able...