Student Grants Scrapped for Loans

Theresa May’s new higher education shake up has left new students, those applying this September, without the option to apply for grants. Student grants, worth up to £3387, were previously given to those whose families had an annual income of...

Life Sentence for Tube Attacker

Muhiddin Mire, who tried to enact his own IS-inspired attack in a tube station in East London, has been jailed for life. On December 5th 2015, Mire entered Leytonstone Station and began attacking people at random. One of those targeted...

25000 Low-caste Dalits Protest Class Violence

Earlier this month, four young men were stripped and flogged for taking a cow across the road. The four men were Dalits, previously known as untouchables, and the lowest-rung in the Indian caste-system. It is thought the attackers accused the boys of killing...

UK Terror Attack ‘Highly Likely’

According to Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Met Police Commissioner, the UK is under 'severe' threat of a terrorist attack. After a string of ISIS related incidents across Europe that saw dozens dead in France and Germany, including the beheading of a priest, fears...

Online child sex abuse identifies more than 500 potential victims

An operation carried out by Police Scotland, known as Operation Lattise, has identified 523 children as potential victims of online sex abuse. There were 134 investigations between 6th June and 15th July which have led to raids on 83 suspect’s...

More Chance for Play this Summer at Safari Park

Staff at West Midland Safari Park have spotted the elephants creating their own waterpark fun, which guests can witness over the Park’s extended summer holiday period. This year the Park’s ‘Summer Nights’ event has been extended to cover the whole...

Birmingham REP Foundry Receives £332,000 Boost

The REP is to to run its REP Foundry programme for another three years after securing grants from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. The REP Foundry discovers theatre artists and works to develop them as they...

Hinkley Nuclear Delay ‘Bonkers’

A day away from the final signing, the government has revoked its ‘ok,’ saying it needs more time to think over approving the £18bn nuclear plant, throwing multiple nations and businesses into confusion. This shocking backpedalling has shaken business confidence of investors and...

Mental health Charity LAMP Announces New CEO

LAMP (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Langley as the charity’s new chief executive. Sue, who lives in Leicestershire, joins the charity from a national role with the Crimestoppers Trust and has...

Big John’s Birmingham Mela at Cannon Hill Park

We are excited to announce the Big John’s Birmingham Mela this weekend on Sunday 31st July at Cannon Hill Park from 12pm to 8pm. The mela, which is free to attend, will include all the best food, art, sport,...