Saturday, August 18, 2018

Malala elected to plan Oxford college social events

OXFORD: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is to help plan parties at her Oxford college, after being elected as a social secretary by her fellow students. The 20-year-old is currently finishing the first...

Rogue landlords to be ‘named and shamed’ on new database

LONDON: Redbridge Council has signed up to the Mayor of London’s Rogue Landlords and Letting Agents Checker database to ‘name and shame’ the borough’s corrupt landlords. Along with 32 other London boroughs and the...

Met Police ‘use force more often’ against black people

LONDON: Metropolitan Police officers are four times more likely to use force against black people compared with the white population, new figures suggest. The Met used force 62,000 times in 2017-18 with more than...

Two businessmen jailed, drugs worth of £5m seized

LEICESTER: Two businessmen who were caught with more than £5m worth of counterfeit drugs including Viagra and steroids have been jailed. Asif Patel, 42, of Thorn borough Way, Leicester, and Naushad Gaffar, 53, specialised...

Farooq Rashid jailed for terrorism offences

BRADFORD: A Bradford man has been jailed after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. Farooq Rashid, 43, of Duchy Crescent, pleaded guilty, at Leeds Crown Court, to one count of dissemination of a terrorist publication,...

Fifth arrest over Ramniklal murder

LEICESTER: A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Leicester jeweller. Ramniklal Jogiya, 74, left his shop on 24 January and his body was found the next morning in Gaulby...

Birmingham Mayor takes WM Brexit priorities to Parliament

BIRMINGHAM: Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has outlined to Parliament the key priorities for the West Midlands as the UK leaves the European Union. He addressed the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select...

Forced marriage: Mother jailed for sending and getting daughter married in Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: A mother who forced her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. The 40-year old woman whose name can’t be mentioned due to...

Court decision to boost confidence of people: Sally

BIRMINGHAM: Commenting over the court decision, Superintendent Sally Holmes of West Midlands Police said the case decided Tuesday was important "to give people the confidence they need in coming forward, and to say that...

‘Ramadan Mubarak’ ; says Theresa May to Muslims

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has extended congratulation to Muslim community over the start of holy month of Ramadan.  In a message, she said “I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Ramadan: a...