Coronavirus: Schools Will Close

Schools in the England and Northern Ireland will close "until further notice" from Friday 20 March. Earlier today the same measures were announced in Scotland and Wales as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the UK. GCSEs and A-level exams...

Coronavirus: Selfridges to Close

Birmingham’s iconic shopping store Selfridges will close in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and is unknown when they will reopen. The flagship store is one of four being closed across the country. Selfridges said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our...

The Youngest Victim Dies After Tested Positive Of COVID-19

A father-of-two became the UK’s youngest victim to die after testing positive for Coronavirus The death toll in Britain rises to 71 and warnings that 55,000 people may have the deadly bug. Health authorities confirmed a shocking 14 more deaths in England...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak Unveils £330bn Financial Package

In today’s government press conference, it was unveiled that a package of financial measure will be put into place to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told a press conference it was an "economic emergency. Never...

Aston University Announces Lectures and Classes Cancelled

Aston university has announced all seminars, tutorials and face-to-face classes are to be cancelled until at least the end of June. The University has cancelled all assessments on campus and all lab-based classes for the next three-and-a-half months for 'the...

Yardley Shopkeeper Bans Bulk Buying And Will Deliver to Vulnerable Customers

A shopkeeper in Yardley, Birmingham is delivering items to his loyal and vulnerable customers and banned bulk buying. Mudassir Naweed, who runs Premier Express on Stoney Lane in Yardley, will prepare packages including baby milk and anti-bacterial wipes for his trusted...

UK National Homeless Charity Say “COVID-19 WILL NOT STOP US SERVING THE HOMELESS”

NishkamSWAT are liaising closely with NHS, government and professional medical advisors and are following and implementing the advice given by global and national health authorities. There is no such advice at this point that indicates that they need to be...

Further confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Birmingham

There have been three further confirmed cases of coronavirus in Birmingham today (13th March 2020) bringing the total number of cases in the city to five. Two of the cases are in hospital receiving treatment, while the other individual is...

Coronavirus – Sixth Person Dies in UK

A total of six patients with coronavirus have now died in the UK. A man in his early 80s said to have underlying health conditions has become the sixth coronavirus victim, amid warnings Britain will continue to escalate. NHS officials confirmed the...

Woman Hit By Driver After Collapsing

A woman was run over after she collapsed into Wye Cliff Road, Handsworth on Monday 9 March after 10.30pm. She was left seriously hurt after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver. It is believed the 35-year -old suffered serious spinal...