UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival, Insomnia58, Coming to Brum

Tickets are now on sale for Insomnia58, the UK’s largest festival for everything gaming. Taking place over the bank holiday weekend, 26th to the 29th, the button mashing fair is open to all ages and features all the hottest...

New Housing in the build for Kings Norton

Thanks to a joint partnership between Birmingham City Council, Viridian Housing and Westleigh, Birmingham is to get 44 brand new affordable homes. Construction on the £4.7million scheme on Longfellow Road, Kings Norton began last November with financial support from the...

Rustom will leave people thinking, arguing: Akshay Kumar

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says his next movie Rustom — based on the sensational K.M. Nanavati case of a Mumbai naval officer — will make the audience think about the country’s legal system.   Excerpts from the interview:   The Rustom trailer has...

Cyclists gear up for military drone protest

A mobile protest by hundreds of cyclists converges on the Midlands next weekend to draw attention to the siege conditions for Palestinians in Gaza. According to organisers, the protest aims to highlight “a trade in death that implicates the British...

Report Shows Sharp Decline in Birmingham Youth Employment

According to statistics revealed by a Birmingham City Council report, the amount of young people claiming unemployment benefits has undergone a steep decline since 2012. Four years ago there were 14,450 people seeking benefits. This has now dropped to 5965. This...

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...