Support launched for forced marriage survivors

SURVIVORS of forced marriages are being offered help to start a new life with the launch of a new support network and handbook. A new handbook for survivors was launched by the government today, which offers practical help and...

‘Birmingham Balti’ a hit in Rough Guide

HAVING a Balti in Birmingham’s infamous ‘Balti Triangle’ is a must before you die, says a new travel guide. The Balti stretch in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham boasts a number of Asian restaurants which attract a number of...

Killers’ jail terms set

A MAN who stabbed his Muslim cousin to death on her wedding day will spend at least 16 years behind bars after a High Court judge set his minimum term. Rafaqat Hussain, from Old Point Close, Camberley, Surrey, was...

Stabbing link to Smethwick temple, police say

THE STABBING of a man at Birmingham’s Vaisakhi celebrations last month was linked to the recent elections at a local temple, police have said. The 44-year-old was stabbed three times in the chest at the Vaisakhi Mela celebrations in...

From Hollyoaks to the Hijab

How Andrew Mcnair coped with Islam in Halal HarryFor a while Andrew McNair became a regular face on Channel 4’s Sunday morning Hollyoaks omnibus. Family dramas, a gorgeous girlfriend, a prison sentence, and a tragic death – you’d think...

It’s a Kind of Magic

Tricks and a whole load of Treats with Ravi MayarRavi Mayar is all together a different kind of Asian man. He's shunned a career as a high flying doctor or a number juggling accountant to take on a career...

Prakash is Warwick Champ!

A 23-year-old Asian university student can proudly claim to be one of the country’s brainiest students after helping his university to the BBC University Challenge crown. Leicester-born Prakash Patel helped guide the University of Warwick to the crown after...

Police issue Election Fraud warning

WEST Midlands Police have launched a campaign advising the community to keep their vote in the upcoming elections ‘under lock and key’ - or risk finding themselves in chains. A series of posters and leaflets have been produced highlighting how...

Players back Malik

He was obvious choice, says Imran KhanPAKISTAN'S choice for the team's captain may have raised more then a few eyebrows but Shoaib Malik has received the backing from former great Imran Khan. The 25-year-old was appointed captain after Inzamam-ul-Haq stepped...

Tamworth star defends Zesh Rehman

Rikki Bains on the dilema for Asian footballersTAMWORTH defender Rikki Bains has jumped to the defence of former Fulham and QPR star Zesh Rehman who said British Asian footballers should not count on playing for England. In an exclusive...

Thank god, it’s over!

The Cricketer with Mansoor AhmedBy the time you read this piece, hopefully my tip Sri Lanka would have beaten Australia in the final to win the World Cup for the 2nd time and the most colourless and boring World...

Society and its Contradictions

The Asian View with Bushra IrfanYes, it is quite a surprise when the people who you are attempting to show as being uncivilised and having no respect for your religion turn out to be the people who not only...