Life for honour killing mother-in-law and husband

THE mother-in-law and husband of a Coventry woman murdered during a trip to India have been jailed for life. Bachan Athwal, 70, and Sukhdave Athwal, 43, were found guilty of the murder of Surjit Athwal in July. The 27-year-old...

Dhoni gets ODI captains nod

Wicketkeeper takes over from departing DravidMAHENDRA Singh Dhoni will lead India for the home series against Australia and Pakistan after he was appointed captain of the one-day team. The wicketkeeper, who is India’s current captain in the ICC Twenty20...

Police hunt for car thief

POLICE are hunting for a man behind the theft of a number of vehicles from car show rooms across the Midlands. The man, believed to be Asian, has taken off with three vehicles after taking the cars out for...

High Street shops ‘shamed’ on sweatshops

HUNDREDS of workers in Bangladesh are still living in poverty despite working for some of the UK’s biggest high street stores, a report published today has revealed. The report by anti-poverty campaigners suggested staff at suppliers in countries such...

Birmingham hosts Rafi Sainthood attempt

THOUSANDS of visitors from across the world are expected to descend on Birmingham’s Festival of Xtreme Building next weekend as a tribute shrine to the late Bollywood legend Mohammed Rafi is unveiled in an attempt to make him a...

Intercultural evening a success

THE CHIEF Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary has paid tribute to the city’s multi-cultural community. Chief Constable Matt Baggott, hosted the Force's 15th intercultural evening at Force Headquarters earlier this month. The annual event brings together the Chief Constable, police officers...

Dravid quits as Indian captain

Race on to appoint successorRAHUL Dravid has shocked Indian cricket after resigning as captain of the national side. The 34 –year-old informed the Board of Control (BBCI) just hours before India take on Pakistan in the ICC World Twenty20 in...

Birmingham extremism project launched

THE GOVERNMENT has given Birmingham council chiefs £525,000 to help combat Islamic extremism in the city. The campaign was launched by Cohesion Minister Parmjit Dhanda who joined Councillor Alan Rudge, Birmingham City Council's cabinet member for equalities and HR,...

NHS racism hotline launched

A UNION has launched a special hotline for NHS staff to report racist incidents after it revealed racist abuse was “an everyday occurrence”. Announcing the new service, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said a recent survey of 2,000 black and...

Government sued over Guantanamo torture

A BRITISH man who spent three years under American guard at Guantanamo Bay is to sue the British government. Tarek Dergoul, 29, has brought the civil action against MI5 and MI6 accusing them of doing nothing after he persistently...

Khan focussed for Lawton test

Star turns down Vogue shoot for trainingAMIR KHAN is so focussed on next month’s bout with Stoke hardman Scott Lawton he turned down a high profile fashion photo shoot with supermodel Naomi Campbell. The Commonwealth Lightweight Champion was due...

Mother admits responsibility in sons’ death

A DRUG addict mother has admitted responsibility in the death of her two-year-old son who died after taking a drugs overdose. Samaya Rafiq, also known as Lorraine Dunbar, pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court to the death of Harris Dunbar...