MAYOR CELEBRATES HOLI WITH HINDU COMMUNITY

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, brought together Hindu leaders from the West Midlands region at the Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, the largest temple in Europe, on 21 March to celebrate the festival of Holi. Given the...

Parking in Sparkhill is turning into a ‘Wheelie Big’ issue

Ivor Road in Sparkhill, East Birmingham is a typical inner-city street, lined with terraced homes and bumper-to-bumper cars. But residents are blocking the roadside with sandbags, now bins are being used keep kerbs clear. Although at a glance you’ll see...

Tackling Youth Violence

Alum Rock Football Academy wanted to, as a matter of urgency, arrange something for the youth in our ward in relation to the recent Youth Violence /Shootings / Knife Crime /Gang Culture as well as Prison & Drug related...

BIRMINGHAM WITNESSES LANDMARK INDIA-UK HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

Birmingham, in the heart of Britain, saw an unprecedented ensemble of over 120 key healthcare experts from India and UK, converge at the renowned ‘Queen Elizabeth Hospital’ to discuss the potential areas of collaboration and identify effective models to...

Racist Graffiti Targets Indian Takeaway

A popular Indian takeaway had  the word "P***" scrawled on its shutters in huge black graffiti, leaving the owner questioning: "Where am I living now?" Distraught Muzibur Rahman, who runs Saffron Indian Takeaway in Solihull, says he feels "victimised and incredibly...

Mayor pledges support for funding bids to transform high streets

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has pledged his support to local authorities bidding for a share of £675 million to transform their town centres into modern, vibrant community hubs. Local authorities across the West Midlands are bidding for...

Young professionals chase £30,000 prize as Future Faces achieve record growth

Future Faces will celebrate another record year – during which it has doubled in size – at the ICC in Birmingham in September. The young professionals’ arm of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is staging its fifth annual awards...

Security increased for Friday prayers as five Birmingham mosques were attacked

Police are ongoing an investigation into a series of mosque attacks in Birmingham which left five religious buildings vandalised. West Midlands Police have confirmed that security at mosques in Birmingham will be increased for Friday prayers. Windows of five mosques...

Five mosques in Birmingham attacked with sledgehammers

Investigations linking counter-terrorism officers has been launched after mosques in Birmingham had their windows smashed with a sledgehammer overnight. Neighbourhood officers are working closely with mosques around the West Midlands today. Officers were called at 2.32am on Thursday 21st March...

Vaisakhi Celebrations in Birmingham – 28th April 2019

April is the time of year when Sikhs around the world celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi, one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. The festival marks several important events including; the time Sikhi was created as a...