“Loved and Respected” -UK’s First Sikh Consultant Dies After Contracting Coronavirus

An A&E consultant who was "hugely respected" has died after contracting coronavirus. Manjeet Singh Riyat, 52, was the UK’s first Sikh A&E consultant, died on Monday 20 April at the Royal Derby Hospital, where he worked. University Hospitals of Derby and...

Son Loses Both Parents Three Days Apart Pays Tribute

A devasted son whose both parents died within three days of each other after being treated for coronavirus pays tribute. Mohammed Riaz and his wife Karamat Begum, from Small Heath were both taken to Heartlands Hospital. Mrs Begum, 72, died on...

Police Release Image of Woman In Connection to Pickpocketing

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to after an elderly woman had her purse swiped from her trolley in a Solihull supermarket. The 78-year-old victim was shopping in a Stratford Road store in...

Family Stranded In Pakistan Want To Come Home

A family from Birmingham who went to Pakistan for a wedding have been stranded in for almost a month Razia Hadait went to Mirpur in Kashmir in February for her son’s wedding and was due to fly back on March...

German Doner Kebab To Serve 30,000 Free Meals To NHS Workers

German Doner Kebab is partnering with food-delivery company Deliveroo to provide 30,000 free meals to frontline NHS workers and vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes. Deliveroo, the UK’s leading food delivery company, is set to make 500,000...

Teenager Bakes Cakes and Raises Funds to Help NHS Workers

A teenager from Small Heath baked 165 cakes for NHS staff and raised £600 to buy food for medical workers. Aatif Ahmad said he was saddened by the death of nurse and mother-of-three Areema Nasreen, who worked at Walsall Manor...

A Role Model and Community Figure Nazir Awan Loses Battle To Coronavirus

Nazir Awan was known as “a role model and leading community figure”, a father, grandfather and businessman who lost his battle with COVID-19 tragically died on Wednesday 9 April. Nazir Awan was the chief executive of Awan International and well...

Man Charged With Murder After Woman Told Relatives She Was Going For A Run

A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman who disappeared after telling her family she was 'going jogging'. Zobaidah Salangy, 28, told relatives she was going for a run on Sunday, March 29 and did not...

Hotel Refuses to Refund Bride To Be

During this lockdown the government has banned all weddings but for one bride to be she is in "battle" with a hotel that refuses to refund and has asked her to pay £6,000 towards the cancelled ceremony. Shantelle Panchal, 24,...

City Businessman Dies After Recovery From COVID-19

A city businessman, activist and father of three has died suddenly, after appearing to recover from coronavirus. Jawad Iqbal Dad, 50, from Colesill Road, Hodge Hill,  was described as "one of the most humble and sincere of individuals". He died suddenly...