Arise Dr Shilpa!

Honorary doctorate for Bollywood starBOLLYWOOD star Shilpa Shetty became a ‘Dr’ yesterday after she was privileged with an honorary doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University. The actress who shot to fame in the UK after her infamous stint in Celebrity...

Health warning for hijab wearers

DOCTORS have warned Muslim women wearing the hijab they may be prone to serious illness because they do not get enough sun. The warning relates to the skin’s exposure to the sun and the lack of vitamin D as...

City man jailed for cartoon protest murder call

A BIRMINGHAM man has been jailed for six years for soliciting murder during a protest in London against cartoons satirising the Prophet Mohammed. Twenty-seven-year-old Umran Javed, of Washwood Heath Road, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, was jailed at the Old Bailey....

Police investigate racial assault

DETECTIVES in Leicester have appealed for witnesses after two Asian men were assualted in a racially motivated attack. The men, aged 22 and 23, were attacked in Market Place by three men and two women on in the early...

Man charged with Birmingham murder

A MAN is to appear in court later today charged with the murder of a Birmingham man in 2003. Twenty-two-year-old Mohammed Sabir was gunned down in the Lozells area of Birmingham on 14 April 2003. The father-of-two died of...

Miandad slams Lawson appointment

Former coach questions ‘patriotism’of ‘foreigner’ FORMER Pakistan coach Javed Miandad has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board in the wake of the appointment of Australian Geoff Lawson as the teams coach. Miandad, who had three spells in charge of the...

Autism support for Asian parents

ASIAN parents who have autistic children will benefit from a new support initiative launched in Birmingham this week. South Birmingham Primary Care Trust has joined forces with the National Autistic Society to launch a new scheme called the EarlyBird...

Pakistan announce new coach

Aussie Geoff Lawson takes over from Bob WoolmerFORMER Australian bowler Geoff Lawson has been appointed coach of Pakistan. He beat off competition from favourite Dav Whatmore and Richard Done to take the slot made vacant following the death of...

Midland ‘Jewels’ crowned

HEAD of Drug Interventions at Her Majesty Prison Birmingham Charanjit Mehat and Founder of National Halal Centres, Hafiz Muhammad Yaqoob, were amongst the delighted winners, scooping top honours at this year’s Lloyds TSB Central Jewel Awards. The prestigious event, now...

Hindu’s rejoice as sacred Shambo is saved

HUNDREDS of British Hindu’s who campaigned to save a bull scheduled for slaughter after testing positive for TB are rejoicing today after a High Court judge branded the government order “unlawful”. The bull, named Shambo, had faced an uncertain future...

Khan: I showed what champions are made of

Amir Commonwealth Champ but more work to be doneBOLTON boxer Amir Khan was crowned Commonwealth Lightweight Champion on Saturday but his far from perfect performance showed there was more work to be done if he fulfils his own dreams...

‘Changing Room’ makeover for Asian support group

CHILDREN with disabilities at Sandwell Asian Family Support Service are enjoying spruced up surroundings after a 'Changing Rooms'-style make-over. Local firm Unifix were set a one-day deadline to completely redecorate a room at the service's Smethwick centre. A team of...