Miss India to be crowned at Mela extravaganza

A Midlands Asian beauty pageant event will unveil its winner at the extravagant Mela celebrations at Birmingham’s NEC next month, organisers have revealed. The Miss India UK Finals, which has become one of the leading annual events in the...

Axe man goes nuts in McDonald’s

This is the moment a man wielding an axe went berserk in a busy Birmingham McDonalds’s. Police released an image of the attacker in the hope people will recognise him. The man, described as Asian, walked into the McDonald’s branch in...

Murder trio released without charge

Three men arrested in connection with the murder of a Birmingham man over a year ago have been released without charge. Mohammed Yasin was shot dead on his doorstep in the Bordesley Green area of the city last September....

Police concern for missing woman

Detectives in Birmingham have appealed for help in tracing a Birmingham woman who has not been seen for over a week. Gul Mina was last seen on Wednesday 4 October when she left her home in Whitehall Road, Handsworth to...

Mahmood tipped for Ashes glory

Former England star singles out British Asian WeekEngland bowler Sajid Mahmood could be his teams’ ‘star’ in Australia later this year, former captain Mike Gatting has said. The Lancashire paceman has made a name for himself at international level...

Down Memory Lane

Indian ‘first’ returns to educationA woman who attended the University of Leicester nearly 50 years ago - becoming the first Indian woman to attend the University- has retraced her steps. A highlight of Usha Bowry’s time at the University...

Accused admits murder of policewoman

A man accused of killing policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky has pleaded guilty, it has been revealed. Details of the plea made by Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, 25 was made available after Mr Justice Andrew Smith lifted reporting restrictions. Four other men, including...

High praise for lecturer Bashyr

A University of Wolverhampton senior lecturer has been named in the top 20 of the country’s leading occupational health professionals. Bashyr Aziz (pictured right) was named as a leading light in his field by influential industry magazine Occupational Health, which...

Youths charged over attack

Two youths have been charged after an attack on two Asian men in Leicester. The youths, who are both 17-years-old, will appear at Leicester Youth Court tomorrow jointly charged with two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily...

Lib Dem duo call for Briton’s release

Two Liberal democrat MEPs have called on the Pakistan judicial system to release Brit Mirza Tahir Hussain to mark the fourth annual World Day against the Death Penalty. Sajjad Karim and Diana Wallis joined for calls to abolish the...

PM backs Straw on Veil debate

Prime Minister Tony Blair has backed former Home Secretary Jack Straw saying his comments on the issue of religious veils was “sensible”. He said the issue needed to be addressed and discussed as Mr Straw had urged. Jack Straw had...

New cartoon scandal hits Denmark

Denmark has become embroiled in a new cartoon scandal after a television channel aired a video showing youth groups ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad. The country was at the centre of violent protests last years that escalated across the world...