Pay Cap To Be Lifted For Police And Prison Officers

For the first time, the government is to lift the 1% public sector pay cap for both police and prison officers. Its is expected that ministers will accept recommendations for higher pay rises this week and also to pave the...

Firms Warn Of “Catastrophic” Impact Of Government Brexit Proposals Amid Leaked Home Office Document

Businesses that rely on European Union workers have raised concerns of the impact new “UK workers first” proposals for Brexit could have. A Home Office document, leaked to The Guardian, said that firms would have to recruit locally or prove...

MP’s Urge Government To Help Myanmar Muslims

MP’s have called for the government to help end the violence in Myanmar which some say amounted to the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims. It is thought that, since 25th August, more than 123,000 Rohingya people have fled the Rakhine...

Himalayan Border – China Claims Victory As India Withdraws Troops

Ending a stand-off that has lasted weeks, China has said that India has withdrawn troops from a disputed Himalayan border. The two-month long stand-off has sparked a war of words between the two Asian giants raising fears of a potential...

Prominent Sikh Preet Gill Elected as Edgbaston Labour MP

Preet Gill has been chosen at Birmingham’s Labour candidate for the Edgbaston seat in the upcoming 2017 General Election. The Sandwell councillor is to replace the former Labour MP, Gisela Stuart, who stood down. Gill, 44, is currently Sandwell's Cabinet...

First Sikh MP To Wear Turban in the Commons

Tan Dhesi has received praise for being the first Sikh MP to wear a turban in the House of Commons. The 38-year-old’s successful election in Slough was celebrated by the local Asian community and even as far as his...

2017 West Midlands Mayoral Election Debate

The Hindu Forum in Walsall are holding a debate with all six candidates standing to become the next West Midlands Mayor. The debate will allow all six candidates to present their argument why they should become elected as the next...

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...

The Metro Mayor Elections: What are they, Who’s Running & What’s in their...

This May will mark the election of the inaugural West Midlands Metro Mayor, the head of the newly established West Midlands Combined Authority which will give powers to local leaders over everything from transport to business to regeneration, in...

Tom Watson Hits Out at Corbyn Supporters “Secret Plan” to Take Control of Labour

According to West Bromwich East MP and Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, the  future of the Labour Party is at risk and that a number of leftist supporters have enacted a “secret plan” to overthrow the party. Watson said, “I...