Mayor of the West Midlands calls on Government to apologise for Amritsar massacre

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has today called on the Government to apologise on the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh, or Amritsar, massacre. The Mayor visited the site of the incident in October last year following a...

Gone but not forgotten – Charity Walk

Readers are being encouraged to sign up to the annual Forget-Me-Not-Walk which takes place at Beale Wildlife Park next month. The charity walk, organised by Sue Ryder, the charity, and sponsored by Balfour Beatty, the construction giant, aims to...

Touchwood supports Thyagaraja Festival 2019

This year’s popular annual Thyagaraja Festival will take place in Solihull later this month. The Festival, led by Shruthi UK, a Solihull-based South Asian arts & culture organisation, will bring to life the songs, rhythms and teachings of Thyagaraja, one...

Nominations open for leading awards event

The regional business community continues to thrive and contribute by creating wealth and employing thousands in the region, according to a leading businessman despite the gloom around political events in London. Ninder Johal’s comments came as preparations are in place...

Car dumped on city centre Metro Line halting services

A red Hyundai Getz brought a city Metro service to a standstill, after being dumped on the tram tracks. Services were halted to and from Grand Central as it was abandoned in the middle of the line. The vehicle was...

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM & ART GALLERY CELEBRATES BOOST IN VISITOR FIGURES

Birmingham Museums is celebrating as visitor figures released today by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) reveal that over 831,500 people visited Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) last year, after a bumper year of exhibitions, events and...

Pair of Drug Dealers Jailed

A pair of drug dealers have been jailed after they travelled to Wellington from Wolverhampton and Birmingham to sell crack cocaine and heroin to drug users in the area. Gurpreet Singh and Mohammed Tayyab were arrested after police were informed...

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...