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Mohammed Saleem’s family mark fourth anniversary of his brutal murder

In Events, Interviews, News on 04/29/2017 at 13:00
82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a far-right white supremacist terrorist

82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a far-right white supremacist terrorist

Today is the fourth anniversary of one of the worst terror incidents in the recent history of Birmingham.

On April 29, 2003, Ukrainian white supremacist terrorist Pavlo Lapshyn stabbed and murdered Birmingham pensioner Mohammed Saleem outside a mosque in Small Heath, in the hope of starting a race war. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham mosque responds to EDL with “Best of British” tea party

In Events, News, What's On on 04/07/2017 at 17:05
The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate on Friday, April 7 (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate on Friday, April 7 (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

When members of the Birmingham Central Mosque heard the English Defence League was coming to their beloved city to very likely moan about Muslims not integrating enough, they could think of no better way to respond to such divisive rhetoric than to host a Great British Tea Party.

Complete with ‘Union Jack’ bunting, tea and cakes, the early afternoon get-together has been timed to coincide with the far right outfits demonstration in the city centre tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham Muslims call anti-terrorism rally in response to London attack

In Events, News on 03/24/2017 at 10:30
A peace vigil has been organised by representatives of Birmingham's Muslim community following the London attacks this week

A peace vigil has been organised by representatives of Birmingham’s Muslim community following the London attacks this week

Community leaders have called two vigils in response to the violent attack in Westminster, which left 5 people dead and around 29 injured.

Following an attack in the heart of London on Wednesday, a candle-lit peace vigil has been organised to pay tribute to those affected by the tragedy. Read the rest of this entry »

Brummies urged to unite against child sexual exploitation

In Charity, News on 03/17/2017 at 14:31
CSE Awareness Day is on Saturday 18th March is organised by the national charity NWG Network (Photograph: Stop CSE)

CSE Awareness Day is on Saturday 18th March is organised by the national charity NWG Network (Photograph: Stop CSE)

People in Birmingham are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse.

Councils across the West Midlands, including Birmingham City Council, along with West Midlands Police are supporting national CSE awareness day on Saturday 18th March. Read the rest of this entry »

OPINION | Maryam Snape | What women want this International Women’s Day

In Blog, Column, What's On on 03/08/2017 at 13:28
International Women's Day is being celebrated on Wednesday 8th March (Image: Adam Yosef)

International Women’s Day is being celebrated on Wednesday 8th March (Image: Adam Yosef)

Today is International Women’s Day, what does this mean?

The day was originally set up to commemorate the struggle for Women’s Rights, but it now also celebrates their achievements, and most importantly of all? It unifies us. Because what do women want? Just like men, they want to feel valued, included and considered. Read the rest of this entry »

How is Birmingham celebrating International Women’s Day?

In Events, News, What's On on 03/03/2017 at 12:30
The Amirah Foundation is leading the charge in Birmingham on International Women's Day, co-organising and supporting several city events celebrating women (Photograph: Amirah Foundation)

The Amirah Foundation is leading the charge in Birmingham on International Women’s Day, co-organising and supporting several city events celebrating women (Photograph: Amirah Foundation)

International Women’s Day returns next week, celebrating and highlighting the achievements of women across the globe.

The annual event’s theme is #BeBoldForChange this year, calling on the masses “to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world”. Read the rest of this entry »

What is World Book Day and how is it being celebrated?

In Events, News on 03/02/2017 at 11:34
The 20th annual World Book Day takes place on March 2, 2017 (Photograph: WBD)

The 20th annual World Book Day takes place on March 2, 2017 (Photograph: WBD)

It’s World Book Day, when children all over the world celebrate books and reading, and it’s no different in Birmingham and the West Midlands, as schools encourage pupils and students to dress up as their favourite storybook characters to mark the annual special day.

Not sure what to do? Don’t worry. Here’s more about World Book Day and how to take part! Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s how post-apocalyptic Birmingham would look in 1,000 years

In News on 02/27/2017 at 16:27
Upcoming action role-playing video game Horizon: Zero Dawn launches in the UK on the 1st March (Image: Sony Interactive)

Upcoming action role-playing video game Horizon Zero Dawn launches in the UK on the 1st March (Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

This post-apocalyptic scene featuring Birmingham’s famous Rotunda and Selfridges buildings may seem like a snapshot captured in a distant future, but it is in-fact part of a nationwide publicity campaign to promote an upcoming video game.

The makers of Horizon Zero Dawn – which launches in the UK this week, on the 1st March – have re-imagined Brum along with cities across the UK as neglected futuristic cities populated with robot dinosaurs, or ‘robosaurs’. Read the rest of this entry »

Brummies react to news of Trump visiting Birmingham

In News, Videos on 02/16/2017 at 15:30
Maz Saleem asking Brummies about Donald Trump visiting Birmingham

Maz Saleem asking Brummies about Donald Trump visiting Birmingham (Image: StWUK/IAB)

An anti-racism campaigner has taken to the city streets to ask people what they think of plans to move Donald Trump’s UK state visit to Birmingham.

Questioning members of the public in Birmingham city centre on Monday, Stop the War activist Maz Saleem quizzed a range of Brummies on how they felt about the possibility of the US President coming to the Midlands. Read the rest of this entry »

Over 1,300 people sign petition demanding Trump Birmingham ban

In News on 02/13/2017 at 15:15
Liam Byrne MP has called for Donald Trump to be banned from Birmingham, following news that his UK state visit may be relocated from London to the Midland city

Liam Byrne MP has called for Donald Trump to be banned from Birmingham, following news that his UK state visit may be relocated from London to the Midlands city (Image: Liam Byrne)

Over 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from Birmingham, after news broke that the US President’s state visit could be moved to the Midlands city.

Initiated by Labour’s Liam Byrne, MP for the city’s Hodge Hill constituency, the ‘Ban Donald Trump from Birmingham’ petition has gained momentum after circulating online over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »