NHS URGES PUBLIC TO STAY SAFE AHEAD OF RAMADAN

As Muslims begin to prepare for the month of Ramadan, the NHS has issued a reminder to those who observe the Islamic holy month starting next week to avoid social gatherings because of the risk of coronavirus. Ramadan will be...

National Lottery Funding For 5UP CIC

5UP CIC has just recently won a National Lottery funding of £10k for a 1-month pilot project to get the “over 40’s” in to a fitness and healthy life style programme. This is for men and woman ONLY classes...

UK Lockdown Extended For Three Weeks

The coronavirus lockdown for UK has been extended by at least three weeks, confirmed by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. The foreign secretary, who is standing in for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he recovers from Covid-19, said the decision was...

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...

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...

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,...

Walsall Nurse and Mother Dies After Battling With Coronavirus

Walsall nurse and mother-of-three with Coronavirus has died aged 36 in the early hours of this morning. Areema Nasreen was on a ventilator in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 at Walsall Manor Hospital where she worked. In a moving tribute to...

Heartbroken Family Share Loss of Father-of-Five Who Caught COVID-19

Heartbroken relatives of a Walsall man who caught the coronavirus have spoken of their loss. Mumtaz Ahmad, 64 years-old died at Walsall Manor Hospital March 28. A funeral service attended by only around 10 of his closest family, took place at...

Family Appealing For Witnesses Following A Collison In Alum Rock

Devastated family of a 62-year-old grandmother who died following a collision in Alum Rock have appealed for information. Sultan Bi was struck by a Toyota Corolla Verso on the car park near to Azad Supermarket, Alum Rock Road, on the morning...