Friday, June 22, 2018

London considering car-free days, Sadiq Khan determined for public health

LONDON: London is considering introducing car-free days in an attempt to tackle the city’s air pollution crisis that experts say is responsible for thousands of early deaths each year. Officials at City Hall were due...

Acid thrower Rahad Hussain sentenced for 10 years

LONDON: An acid-wielding person Rahad Husain who severely burnt two men in a parked car for 'no apparent reason' has been jailed for 10 years. 24-year old Rahad Hussain threw concentrated sulphuric acid at...

Labour MP Heidi Alexander to swap Commons for City Hall

LONDON: Labour MP Heidi Alexander is quitting Parliament to work for London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Lewisham East MP will become the new deputy mayor for transport. It means there will be a by-election...

First female Asian councillors in Blackburn

BLACKBURN: Saima Afzal and Maryam Batan have been elected as Blackburn with Darwen's first ever female Asian councillors Saima who first stood nearly two decades ago was elected in the Central ward alongside two...

Two arrested after hit-and-run near Birmingham mosque bailed

BIRMINGHAM: Two men arrested after a hit-and-run near Shah Jalal Mosque in Birmingham have been bailed pending further inquiries. The suspects, aged 20 and 22, were detained by West Midlands Police on suspicion of...

‘Islamophobic tweets’ led Tory candidate suspended

LONDON: A Conservative Party candidate has been suspended after comparing Islam to Nazism. According to a BBC report, Karen Sunderland, who stood as a candidate for Lewisham Council, called Islam "the new Nazism" in...

Academic collaboration between Pakistan and Oxford discussed

LONDON: Pakistan High Commissioner Syed Ibne Abbas attended inauguration ceremony of Sir Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as the new President of Wolfson College, Oxford. The ceremony took place in the Haldane Room of Wolfson College,...

“For the love of Allah, save a life now” Islamic Relief’s campaign for this...

LONDON: Islamic Relief’s pre-Ramadan campaign message for 2018 is simple – “For the love of Allah, save a life now.” The campaign is using public transport in London, Manchester and Glasgow to encourage Muslims...

Amber Rudd announces free citizenship for Windrush generation

LONDON: Members of the Windrush generation who arrived in the UK before 1973 and have stayed to build a life here will be eligible for free citizenship, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced on...

Boris Johnson repeats his amnesty call for some illegal immigrants

LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has repeated his call for an amnesty for some illegal immigrants in the wake of the Wind rush scandal, according to reports. The Foreign Secretary pressed the Prime Minister...