Sunday, June 25, 2017

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...

Statement from Siôn Simon on the attacks in Westminster

Message from the West Midlands to terrorists: We are not afraid. You cannot win. It's our tolerance, openness, decency and diversity that makes this the greatest place on earth, and nothing you do will ever change that. The hundreds of thousands of Muslims...

Mayor Sadiq Khan Tackles Knife Crime & Child Sexual Exploitation

Mayor Sadiq Khan introduced his new four-year policing plan for London, where he has stressed the important of keeping children safe. Khan has set out a number of child safety measures which aim to reduce knife crime, child sexual exploitation...