Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Economic Benefit of International Students in Birmingham

According to a report published by the Birmingham Commonwealth Association (BCA), and supported by Birmingham City Council’s International Affairs Team, using the most recent reliable figures it has been conservatively calculated that international students (non-EU) bring in over £400 million per academic year. Of...

Brummy Teen Passes A-Level Whilst Caring for Sick Family

A Birmingham youth has smashed expectations by passing his A-levels and getting into the university of his choice, all whilst taking on the responsibility of acting as a young carer to his family. Atif’s mother suffers from severe epilepsy whilst...

Jaguar XE Brings £100m Investment to Castle Bromwich

Jaguar XE is to slowly transfer production from its current base in Solihull to its Castle Bromwich site. The move will see Castle Bromwich take over manufacturing of the luxury XE car.  Currently, the XF, F-TYPE and XJ are...

A Global Win for Local Vicar

The winners received their NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Awards at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai in April, where Revd Joshva Raja was announced as a winner in the Professional category due to his contributions to HIV/AIDS awareness, community media and...

Anita Rani To Compete Against Strictly Winner Jay Mcguiness

Strictly Come Dancing fans will have another chance to see the newly crowned Strictly winner, Jay McGuiness and his dance partner Aliona Vilani, on the Live UK Tour starting on Friday 22nd January at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena. Strictly Champion Jay will...

Damaged Luggage

A huge number of irate travellers have complained about damaged luggage in Birmingham Airport, bringing the Airport’s complaint levels sky high. A total of 96 complaints have been made to the Civil Aviation Authority about the airport over the past...

I’m Having Naan Of That

Claims that the European Union is responsible for curry house closures in the UK have been criticised by Liberal Democrat Catherine Beader MEP.   In a divisive attempt to rally support for the Brexit campaign, Vote Leave campaigner and Conservative Priti...

Ramadan Advice For Birmingham Diabetics

Throughout Ramadan (2016: 7 June to 6 July) most Muslims are required to refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. But diabetics are exempt from this if fasting would put their health at risk. (Speak to your Imam for...

New Speeding Laws Maximise Fines and Penalties

New laws coming into effect next week will see speeding penalties severely increased. According to the Sentencing Council, this is to ensure there is a “clear increase in penalty as the seriousness of offending increases”. Serious offenders may suffer a...

Faeces in KFC

The discovery of the bacteria was made at a KFC branch in Martineau Place, Birmingham by researching from BBC One’s Rip Off Britain. The findings were part of an investigation into food hygiene standards at a number of big...