City Man Fined for Dumping Waste

A Birmingham man has been ordered to pay £230 after pleading guilty at Birmingham Magistrates today (21 January 2016) of illegally dumping waste, including cannabis plants, on a Cotteridge car park. Daniel Hughes, 32, of Wadham House, Woodlands Way, Chelmsley...

Caught in a Clash

Birmingham city councillor Waseem Zaffar was caught in a heated debate with Tommy Robinson, head of anti-Islamist group Pegida. Waseem didn't  pull his punches. He told Tommy  Robinson he  was inciting  hatred. During the debate, held at the Assemblies of the...

EDL Offshoot Announces Birmingham Rally

Approximately 350 supporters of a far-right group are expected to participate in a silent march held in Birmingham next month. Led by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, Pegida UK have announced that the protest will take place on February 6...

M40 Crash

Junaid Arif, a 20-year-old charity worker from Birmingham, has been identified as the victim of the fatal M40 crash. Arif was thrown from the car when it careened off the carriageway between Longbridge Island and junction 16, in the early...

Seeing Double

Two sisters of Bangladeshi heritage are keeping it in the family as they graduate from Birmingham City University (UK) this week and celebrate securing jobs at the same school. Identical twins Anneka and Sanya Hoque, from Yardley in Birmingham, are...

Habib Rehman

Habib Rehman, a Birmingham business owner, was honoured in the New Year Honours list, receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to Business and Community relations in Birmingham. The Asian Today had the pleasure of interviewing the awards recipient What...

Aftab Chughtai

Aftab Chughtai, a Chair of the West Midlands Police Independent Advisory Group, who also runs a department store based in East Birmingham specialising in baby products, received an MBE honours in this year’s New Year Honours List, awarded in...

Birmingham Boys Bring It Home

As 2015 drew to a close, with remnants of Christmas cheer still lingering in the air for some, there remained some surprises still under wraps for a fated few. On the penultimate day of December, the New Year’s Honours List...

Alum Rock in Gun Shock

Gun shots were heard on Sladefield Road just before 3pm on Monday the 4th of January. The gun attack yielded no victims, but a C-Max car and bullet castings were recovered from the scene for forensic examination. Detectives are searching for...

Lack of Ethnic Officers

The West Midlands Police force has been criticised for lack ethnic minority officers, making It unrepresentative of the public it serves. Figures released to The Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that the force was one of the...