Mahmood stars as England claim draw

Bolton ace looks to Ashes nodSajid Mahmood almost certainly booked his place on the Ashes tour after a fine display saw England tie the one-day series against Pakistan with a three-wicket victory. The fast bowler took two wickets, including that...

Tendulkar “fully fit”

Star to return In DLF CupIndian cricket fans have been boosted by news that star player Sachin Tendulkar is “fully fit” and in “good spirits” ahead of the teams DLF Cup against West Indies and Australia. News of Tendulkar’s...

Woman charged with shopkeeper murder

A 42-year-old woman had been charged with the murder of shopkeeper Sivaperakash Supramaniam. Janine Spence, 42, of Harrow Road, Wembley, north London, is due to appear at Brent Magistrate's Court on Friday. Sivaperakash Supramaniam, 33, was stabbed near his shop...

Fury over Pakistan’s ‘Miss Bikini’ entrant

A bikini contest model who claimed to be representing Pakistan has sparked controversy after a government official claimed she was not a genuine entrant. Stunning Mariyah Moten (pictured right), 22, who has dual Pakistani and American nationality, hit the...

Kanoute in gambling row

Muslim star refuses to wear logoMuslim football star Freddie Kanoute has refused to wear his team’s playing kit saying he is against gambling. The former Premiership star who plays for Spanish side Sevilla, covered up the logo for gambling...

‘This is an honest novel’

The Kiran Desai Interview'The Inheritance of Loss' is writer Kiran Desai's second novel. Since it's release in the US and India it has become a bestseller with reviewers  describing the novel as 'extraordinary', 'stunning' and 'marvellously rich'. In this short...

Hans Raj Hans to hit Birmingham

Win tickets to see music legend!Hans Raj Hans, one of the best-known names in Indian music, has chosen to perform a concert of songs in the Sufi style at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall later this month. The show, which is expected...

‘BhangraFest’ hits Brum!

Renowned artists to rock city Birmingham is to host a celebration of the World’s top Bhangra talent at the free Bhangrafest in Eastside Green on September 8th. Bhangrafest 06 brings together the scene’s leading players on two large dome stages...

Death Row man pleads to Tony Blair

A LEEDS man who is due to be executed in Pakistan next month has appealed to Prime Minister Tony Blair to intervene in his case. Mirza Tahir Hussain, 36, faces execution on 1 October for the killing of a taxi...

Art Exhibition with a difference

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Police station arson attacker jailed

A 28-year-old man who threw two petrol bombs into a Leicestershire police station earlier this year has been jailed for 10 years. Mohammed Atif Kamal, was jailed at Leicester Crown Court after pleading guilty to the attack on the Beaumont...

Mahmood quits in Blair crisis

Midland MP Khalid Mahmood sensationally quit the government today in protest at Tony Blair’s refusal to set a date for his resignation. The MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, who was regarded as a Blair loyalist, was thought to have been...