Birmingham man admits shooting PC

A BIRMINGHAM man on trial for the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky has admitted he fired the shot that killed her. Yusuf Abdilh Jamma, 20, of Whitmore Road, Small Heath is accused of killing the PC as she answered...

Murder family slam “paltry” compensation offer

THE FAMILY of an Asian teenager brutally killed by his racist cellmate in a young offenders’ institution have slammed the Home Office after they were offered just £25,000 in compensation. A spokesperson for 19-year-old Zahid Mubarek’s family described the sum...

Mukul’s Musical Moods

What do we know of India’s new underground star? In a country where Bollywood is the dominating musical force, one musician is writing his own rules. India’s biggest new star Mukul is creating his own waves with his very...

Big ‘B’ launches Yorkshire’s Bollywood Oscars

Renowned IIFA’S gather pace for 2007 extravaganzaBOLLYWOOD superstar Amitabh Bachchan joined a host of celebrities, and dignitaries at the Houses of Commons to celebrate the official announcement of the International Indian Film Academy Awards Weekend (IIFAs) in Yorkshire next...

Farmers urged to go Halal

DEMANDS for halal meat could open up lucrative new markets for hard-pressed British farmers, business have been told. Consultant Shoeeb Riaz told the annual meeting of the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum that an Advantage West Midlands-funded feasibility report, looking...

Councillor scores a ‘first’ in University accolade

TELFORD'S Malinslee & Langley ward Councillor Kuldip Singh Sahota has been made a Governor at the University of Wolverhampton. The 55-year-old joins Wolverhampton karate expert Josh Johnson and Dudley College Principal Jeanne Harding as one of three new Governors at...

Veil Row Lawyer replaced by firm

A MUSLIM lawyer who refused to take off her veil at a court hearing has been replaced in the case by her bosses. Shabnam Mughal, a lawyer at the Coventry-based firm The Law Partnership, hit the headlines after refusing...

Racist abuse warning to Monty

Graeme Smith warns England ace ahead of AshesSouth African cricket captain Graeme Smith has warned England spinner Monty Panesar that he may face racist abuse when he takes to the field for England in Australia. The 24-year-old left-arm spinner has...

Youngsters bid to edit BBC radio show

TWO LEICESTER students are in the running to edit a BBC radio current affairs programme. Moat Community College Year 10 students Libin Ashkir and Zaina Sanjania are up against three other teams in a bid to edit ‘Today’, the...

Teenager lays ‘beautiful’ family to rest

A 17-year-old teenager orphaned after his father, mother and four younger sisters were killed in an arson attack on their family home has paid tribute to his “beautiful” family. Adam Riaz, 17, spoke publicly for the first time since...

Three jailed for racist schoolboy murder

Three men who abducted and set alight a 15-year-old schoolboy in Glasgow have been jailed for life. Kriss Donald, 15, from Pollokshields, was singled out and murdered because he was white, the high court in Edinburgh was told. Gang...

Asian comedy just got funnier!

DVD: Russell Peters: 'Two Concerts...One Ticket'Russell Peter’s new DVD ‘Two Concerts One Ticket’ (released 16th October) should carry a warning. Something I came to painfully realise after watching an hour and a half of the incredibly belly bubbling DVD...