Young Readers Make Splash During Bookstart Week

Young readers are making a splash during National Bookstart Week, which gets underway today (Monday 6 June, 2016). Wolverhampton's libraries are supporting the annual event aimed at pre-school children and their families, with a host of free events taking place...

Freak Accident on Alum Rock Road

A car mounted a pavement and hit two pedestrians, including a traffic warden, in what appears to be a freak accident just after 10.30am on 7 September on Alum Rock Road. A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "Police were...

Penguin’s Write Now comes to Birmingham seeking minority authors!

#WriteNowLive | The Impact Hub, Birmingham Monday 5 October A campaign to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands that are under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves is launching today. WriteNow is offering 150 marginalised writers one-to-one...

Tribute For Ali in Birmingham Central Mosque

Hundreds of people attended Birmingham Central Mosque for special prayers in honour of Muhammed Ali. A special tribute took place, with short messages by community leaders and other dignitaries, in loving memory of the world boxing legend, Muhammed Ali. Ali died...

15-year-old boy stabbed with a screwdriver in Wednesbury Park

A teenager has been stabbed in the back with a screwdriver in a Wednesbury park. The 15-year-old boy was attacked at around 8pm yesterday evening in Brunswick Park, on Brunswick Road. The young boy was taken to hospital but his injuries...

Birmingham Singer Launches New Single ‘Hathkariyan’

The Asian Today Talks to Zee Raja, upcoming artist who has released his new song ‘Hathkariyan’ Tell us a little a bit about yourself Born and raised in Birmingham UK living what some may call a hard life. Coming...

UPDATE – Councillor Afzal Steps Down as Lord Mayor elect

After recent controversies, Councillor Afzal has announced his withdrawal from the running to become Lord Mayor elect. The veteran Labour councillor had been expected to become Birmingham’s First Citizen, when public embroilments ensued. The Birmingham Councillor came under-fire when he made...

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...

Fifty Years Ago Sikh Bus Driver Changed the Law

Marking Fifty years when Wolverhampton bus driver Tarsem Singh Sandhu changed the regulation on turban dispute. Sikhs working on Wolverhampton's buses won the right to wear the turban at work, this was a long-running dispute during which one Sikh man...

Meet Haroon Mota, The Marathon Man!

Haroon Mota might just be one of the most inspiring people in the Midlands. The Coventry-based fundraiser is running four consecutive marathons this April, in Manchester, Paris, Boston (Lincolnshire) and London, totalling 105 miles, in order to raise money...