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England cricketers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid owe part of their success to early Asian migrants who played in local parks and set up teams and leagues over four decades ago. Now, a new project, ‘From Parks to Pavilions’ has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund...
BY Itrat Bashir The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to ensure economic stability at this time of uncertainty and reassure small businesses of access to the single market in the European Union (EU). FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry attended Business Secretary Sajid Javid's business summit and stressed the...
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (29 June) appointed Rajesh Agrawal as his deputy mayor for business. Sadiq Khan has tasked Rajesh Agrawal with championing London’s interests following the EU referendum, and protecting jobs and growth while the negotiation process takes place. The Mayor is calling for Britain and...
Dr Qari Asim, MBE, Senior Imam (Makkah Mosque Leeds) The result of the historic EU referendum has been dramatic and unexpected for many, giving rise to the political and economic turmoil that had been widely forecast in the event of a Brexit. Other consequences were perhaps not as well predicted, such...
Since the UK’s decision to leave the EU was confirmed last week, there has been an unfortunate increase in the number of racist and Islamophobic hate crimes in different parts of the UK. The anti-Muslim hate monitoring group ‘Tell Mama’ have recently found a 326% increase rise in Islamophobic incidents...
BY Ayyaz Malik England manager Roy Hodgson has sensationally resigned after Monday’s (27 June)  2-1 defeat to minnows Iceland in round 16 of the Euro 2016 championships . The former Fulham and Liverpool manager was due to be out of contract after the tournament in France ends, but the 68-year...
New YouGov research reports that the majority of Brits believe heavy smokers should pay extra for their healthcare. Of those surveyed, 62 percent of respondents said that smokers should pay extra for their healthcare, and of those aged 25-34, 73 percent supported the case for smokers paying extra. The Government is...
The world-famous magician Dynamo says he can't think of a more magical place to host the Great Exhibition of the North than his home city of Bradford. The illusionist, whose real name is Steven Frayne, was born in Bradford in 1982 and grew up on the city's Delph Hill estate. Dynamo...
The Indian restaurant sector has paid tribute to the sad news of the sudden death of Peter Gove, founder of National Curry Week and the Curry Tree charitable foundation. Peter suffered a fatal heart attack on 15th June whilst on holiday on Gran Canaria with his wife Colleen. He was...
A powerful story of a young Indian rag picker who aspires to be an engineer as he picks electronic waste to make machines from a monstrous hill of waste, has won top prize at this year’s Bradford Small World Film Festival. City’s Stepchild and the Dumphill Dreams by Delhi-based director...