Monday, March 30, 2020

1.5m people advised to stay at home for 12 weeks to save their...

LONDON: The government has said that 1.5 million people will receive letters or text messages strongly advising them not to go out for 12 weeks to protect themselves. It comes as the PM asked the...

Commuters to get refund on rail season tickets if stay at home

LONDON: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said it would "ensure no-one is unfairly out of pocket for doing the right thing". The refund is part of a package of measures to support train companies.

Blood donors urged to keep their appointments as donations were 15% less

LONDON: It is stated that blood donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the...

Palestinians travelling from Pakistan test positive for Coronavirus in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: The Palestinian Health Ministry announced early Sunday that two residents who returned recently from Pakistan to the Gaza Strip tested positive for the coronavirus, the first cases to...

Muslim community advised to pray at home to help stop spread of Coronavirus

LONDON: Senior scholars and Muftis from the UK have released new advice and guidance for mosques to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. The guidance comes during a week when mosques in some areas kept...

Bradford College launches organ donation campaign

BRADFORD: Powerful stories about lives saved by organ donors were heard during the launch of a Bradford College campaign to encourage people to join the NHS donation register. With the law on organ donation changing...

Afsar Hussain dies after Coronavirus attack, Nasreen fighting for life in Walsall hospital

BIRMINGHAM: A Pakistan origin Saltley pensioner has died in hospital less than 24 hours after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Afsar Hussain, aged 86, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, March 21, at Heartlands...

Second arrest made in murder of Shadika Mohsin in Newham

LONDON: Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Newham are appealing for information and witnesses as local officers continue to conduct additional patrols in the area. Shadika Mohsin Patel, 40, was stabbed at around...

Police appeal after woman dies following collision in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: The West Midlands Police have appealed for witnesses and information after a woman died almost two weeks after being hit by a car in Birmingham. Sultan Bi was struck by a Toyota Corolla Verso...

Bury Cllr Tamoor Tariq diagnosed with Coronavirus

BIRMINGHAM: A high-profile councillor has been diagnosed with coronavirus - causing a primary school to shut. Cllr Tamoor Tariq, who is responsible for education across the borough in his cabinet role, was rushed to hospital...