Itihaas warn against ‘copycat’ traders

The MD of fine dining Indian Restaurant Itihaas in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has warned independent restaurants to be vigilant against rivals trying to leverage their brand name. Raj Rana instructed lawyers to take two organisations to task in Cumbria and...

Santa Fe Shooting Sabika Sheikh Laid To Rest

The funeral of a Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh who was killed in Santa Fe Texas school shooting has taken place in Karachi. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among the eight students and two teachers who were killed in the attack on...

New Parking Scheme in Coventry Proves Controversial

Thousands of drivers in Coventry have been fined due to the new parking scheme in the city centre, restricting zones that were previously available for use. Drivers claim the signage is not adequate and a report by the Chief Adjudicator,...

Speed Cameras to Return in The Black Country

Enforcement cameras have been successfully tested in Birmingham and Coventry and West Midlands Police chiefs are now keen to open talks with Black Country councils over the cameras. Sandwell and Walsall councils today also said they were considering the enforcement,...

UK’s first Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering

March 21st saw the launch at the House of Commons of the first ever Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering which has been commissioned by the UK charity Penny Appeal, who are actively involved in recruiting Muslim carers...

MOTHER PROSECUTED FOR TRICKING DAUGHTER INTO MARRIAGE

A mother has been found guilty of forcing her 17-year-old daughter to marry a relative in Pakistan. The defendant persuaded her young daughter to come on a family trip to Pakistan, by bribing her with a new mobile phone. Once they...

Over 100 Birmingham Taxi Drivers Have Criminal Records

An investigation has revealed that over 100 taxi drivers around Birmingham are licensed to operate, despite having been convicted for crimes including: speeding, driving without insurance and drug dealing. The Freedom of Information Act has revealed details of 114 of...