Brexit Halloween nightmare and local council elections

More than 8,000 local councillors across England are going to be elected to 248 councils on 2 May. These include 33 metropolitan districts except Birmingham, Doncaster and Rotherham, 47 unitary authorities, 179 districts (mostly rural). Additionally,...

A stain on Wembley’s streets

People who spit paan on the streets of Wembley faced a rude awakening this weekend. Local volunteers, together with councillors, launched a campaign with two days of action to tackle the problem of paan spitting in the area.

Birmingham witnesses landmark India-UK healthcare conference

Birmingham, in the heart of Britain, saw an unprecedented ensemble of over 120 key healthcare experts from India and UK, converge at the renowned ‘Queen Elizabeth Hospital’ to discuss the potential areas of collaboration and identify effective...

LGBT lessons temporarily suspended in school

Parkfield Community School in Saltley, Birmingham which ran educative sessions on LGBT rights as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has suspended these lessons indefinitely until a resolution is reached with protesting parents.Andrew...

Jet Airways’ Manchester-Mumbai set to bring £400m to northern economy

Jet Airways’ first ever non-stop flight connecting Mumbai, India’s economic capital, and Manchester is now operating. Launched on Dhan Teras (Nov 5) - the most auspicious day for businesses, and second day of Diwali, in the Hindu calendar -...

Manchester airport delivers major boost to north with new Mumbai connection

Jet Airways’ five-times-a-week service from Manchester to Mumbai took for the first time this morning, at a celebration attended by Aviation Minister, Baroness Liz Sugg and hundreds of guests from across the region.

770,000 people in England unable to speak English well

In an interview, the communities secretary, Sajid Javid revealed that 770,000 people living in England speak little or no English at all, and warned that up to 70% of them are women from the Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities.

Sigma sponsors transformation of Community Pharmacy 2025 vision

A donation from Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc is funding a three year PhD scholarship aimed at developing a coherent and transformative vision for English community pharmacy in 2025. The project has already begun in the Department of Pharmacy and...

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