Pharmacist lends helping hand to local community

A MIDCOUNTIES Co-operative pharmacist has used his expertise to support his local community by offering free advice on blood pressure. Davinder Singh, a pharmacist at The Co-operative Pharmacy in Raynor Road, Wolverhampton, visited his local Sikh Temple in Willenhall...

Police investigate under-reporting of hate crimes

WEST Midlands Police are conducting their first ever survey to investigate the under-reporting of hate incidents. The online survey asks questions on why a hate incident has not been reported, and how police can improve their services to people who...

Learndirect launch service for Asian community

Learndirect, the UK’s largest provider of free advice and information about learning, has launched a new phase of its campaign to encourage and increase learning amongst the south Asian community. Learndirect first launched its bilingual advice lines in 2004, with...

Gere Shilpa kiss lands duo in trouble

Indian uproar after duo get cosy on stage BOLLYWOOD star Shilpa Shetty may have gone from heroine to villain in her native India after protestors burned effigies of the actress after she was kissed on stage by Hollywood actor Richard...

Romancing Ayesha Takia

Bollywood InterviewNot only is she endowed with a pretty face, the most charming smile and a candid demeanour, Ayesha Takia is also one of the most talented newcomers around. With several awards in her pocket as the most promising...

Bollywood steps up in anti-animal cruelty campaign

Actor Rahul Khanna latest star to front drivePOSING next to the tagline "Beaten, Shackled, Abused- Elephants Don't Belong in Zoos," actor Rahul Khanna has become the latest in a long line of Bollywood stars fronting an anti-animal cruelty campaign...

Schoolgirl killer could be free in 7 seven years

A BRADFORD shop worker who brutally assaulted and killed a Birmingham schoolgirl could be released in seven years time, a High Court judge has ruled. Abbas Shabir Ali was sentenced to life for the violent murder of 13-year-old Anum...

Bollywood Romance with Lovely Singh

Director upbeat about debut filmHe assisted well-known director Satish Kaushik with several hits like ‘Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rahte Hain’, ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’ and ‘Shaadi Se Pehle’. Now Lovely Singh has branched out on his own with...

New hope for Hindu open-air cremations

BRITAIN’S Hindu community may be able to conduct open-air cremations after a High Court judge backed a religious charity’s bid to challenge a local authority who refused to allow the traditional Hindu funeral. Davender Kumar Ghai, a 68-year-old devout...

Police search for missing Indian dancer

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a 38-year-old woman who has been missing from an address she was staying in Wolverhampton since the beginning of March. Kanchan Bala, 38, was staying at an address in Vicarage Road, All Saints,...

Asian lifestyle spectacle a hit in Brum

Thousands flock to NEC for Asian weekendTHOUSANDS converged in Birmingham to join in a week long spectacle celebrating Asian culture. The Asian Lifestyle Show 2007 was hailed as one of the biggest celebrations of Asian culture outside of India...

British Asian Women in Football

Interview: Aisha AhmadLast month we brought you the first part of our special feature on British Asian women in football. We spoke to photographer Jaskirt Dhaliwal who revealed what led her to the football lens and why she believed...