Monday, May 29, 2017

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...

British Sikh Man Attacked for Defending Polish Boy Commended

A British Sikh man is being hailed by the Polish community in the UK and in Poland for his heroic acts to save a young boy from a violent gang. Amo Singh, a shopkeeper from Stroud, Gloucestershire, was defending a...

Music that rings and reminds us of our history

Well-known and aspiring artists from across England last night showcased their talents as part of a vibrant South Asian music festival. The Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival, which this year coincides with the UK-India Year of Culture, saw aspiring singers, musicians and...

Two thirds of young people in the West Midlands are locked out of jobs...

Key statistics 63% of young people in the West Midlands don’t apply for certain jobs because they don’t think they’ll be seen as the ‘right’ kind of person for the role 32% say their ethnicity is a factor in securing a...

Bank of England Pressured Banks to Lower Libor Rates

The Bank of England has been dragged into a Libor scandal after BBC Panorama secretly recorded a senior Barclay’s manager and a Libor submitter. The recording shows that the Bank of England pressured banks into pushing down their Libor...

Faith leaders in condemnation of terror

The International Centre for Integration and Cohesion (ICIC), a local UK charity that works with underrepresented communities across London, extends prayers and condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of the Westminster Terror attack at a...

Could Ayurveda be the Key to the NHS Crisis?

  The 1st and 2nd of April 2017 saw a large international congress attended by health leaders, government ministers from around the world and UK MP's held in London  in order to address healthcare challenges and posit possible Ayuvedic solutions. Against...

Muslim Woman Blasted for Ignoring Westminster Victims Releases Statement

During the horrific Westminster attack, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab was photographed walking past victims whilst on her phone. As well know, Islamophobia tends to heighten around terrorist attacks, and this was no different. The picture went viral, circulating...

NHS to remove cold remedies, gluten-free food and indigestion medication from prescriptions

In a bid to save on funds, the NHS is cracking down on providing prescriptions for “low value” medicines, including cold remedies, gluten-free food and sunscreen. These items, as well as certain types of pain relief and travel vaccines,...

New Law to Stop Taxis Discriminating Against Wheelchair Passengers

New laws coming into effect on the 6th April will see it become illegal for wheelchair-accessible private hire taxis and black cabs to refuse entry to wheelchair passengers. Taxi drivers found breaking this law will be hit with a fine...