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Michael Vaughan set to be only charged person to appear…

Former England captain Michael Vaughan will defend himself against racism allegations made by his former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq while other individuals have opted out of the disciplinary hearing next month.Former Yorkshire player and bowling coach Richard Pyrah conveyed to officials he would not attend the hearing by the Cricket…

Judge sentences Scotland Yard ex-officer to 36 life terms for…

In a shocking case that has dominated headlines in the UK, an Indian-origin judge on Tuesday handed down 36 life sentences to a serial rapist convicted of violent and brutal sexual offences against a dozen women over a 17-year period as a Scotland Yard police officer. Justice Parmjit Kaur "Bobbie"…

Yorkshire admit four charges after investigation into racism claims

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has admitted liability to four amended charges including a failure to address and take adequate action against racist and discriminatory language, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday (7). Yorkshire and a number of individuals were charged by the ECB in June after…

England’s Rehan Ahmed to make white-ball debut in Bangladesh series

England's youngest test debutant Rehan Ahmed has been named in their white-ball teams that will tour Bangladesh in March, the cricket board (ECB) said on Thursday. Ahmed, who made his test debut aged 18 when England beat Pakistan in Karachi last month, took seven wickets in the match. But the…

South Asians making the UK stronger: Starmer, Sadiq Khan

Labour leader Keir Starmer and London mayor Sadiq Khan have reaffirmed the party’s commitment to diversity while highlighting the contribution of south Asians to the UK’s growth. At a fundraising gala dinner hosted by Labour in London on Wednesday (1), they said inclusiveness made Britain a strong country where aspiration…

NHS launches cancer ‘bus-ting’ tour as double-decker bus aims to…

An NHS double-decker bus will be touring the country from Monday, to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and to encourage people to visit their GP for potentially lifesaving checks if they have a symptom. In partnership with Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator,…

Indians third-largest contingent of migrants who crossed the Channel this…

Britain's Home Office has said that Indians are the third-largest contingent of migrants who crossed the Channel this year, reported The Times. According to reports, as many as 250 Indian migrants crossed the Channel in small boats this year. The report added that Indian students now use a loophole that…

Hunt: Government will act in lockstep with BoE on inflation

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that he will ensure government decisions are in lockstep with the Bank of England's approach and resist the urge to fund spending or tax cuts through increased borrowing. “Inflation is a stealth tax that is the biggest threat to living…

UK sounds alarm over child exposure to violent porn

A UK government-sponsored report on Tuesday sounded the alarm over children viewing violent pornography, warning that as a result they may expect sex to include acts such as strangulation. The report from Children's Commissioner Rachel de Souza found 10 percent of children had seen pornography by the age of nine…

Playing tour games on Indian pitches is irrelevant: Steve Smith

Former Australia skipper Steve Smith says his team is better off training on its own rather than playing tour games on "irrelevant" Indian pitches ahead of the four-Test Border-Gavaskar series. Australia have decided not to play a single tour game in India during the month-long Test series, primarily due to…

‘I acted pretty decisively’, says Sunak after sacking party chair

Rishi Sunak said on Monday he had acted "pretty decisively" by sacking Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi over his personal tax affairs, moving to quell criticism that he had acted too slowly. In the latest scandal to involve one of his ministers and just months after he entered Downing Street…

Serving member of British Army accused of terrorism offence remanded…

A judge on Saturday (28) adjourned legal proceedings against a serving soldier in the British army who is accused of terrorism and explosives-related offences and remanded the 21-year-old in custody, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. London's Metropolitan Police said on Friday they had charged Daniel Abed Khalif from Stafford…

Man in court over alleged plot to bomb Yorkshire RAF…

A 27-year-old student nurse from northern England appeared in court Friday charged with terrorism after allegedly being found with a pressure cooker bomb intended to attack an air base. Prosecutors told the court that Mohammad Farooq, 27, had carried out "hostile reconnaissance" of a Yorkshire Royal Air Force (RAF) base…

UK teen jailed for far-right videos linked to US killings

A British teenager was on Friday sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for videos promoting racist violence that has been linked to two mass killings in the United States. Judge Patrick Field called Daniel Harris, 19, "highly dangerous" and a "propagandist for an extremist right-wing ideology". "You were…

Racism ‘systemic’ in Britain: UN experts

Racism is "structural, institutional and systemic" in Britain, a group of United Nations experts concluded on Friday, warning that people of African descent were witnessing the "erosion of their fundamental rights". Public spending cuts have exacerbated racial discrimination and intolerance, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African…

Get ready for feet-tapping South Asian dance show by Sampad

Sampad is a highly respected cultural organisation that has been at the forefront of promoting South Asian arts in mainstream culture in Birmingham and the United Kingdom since 1990. Through various initiatives such as production, promotion, performances, advocacy, education, and outreach activities, Sampad supports and nurtures British Asian arts and…

High fat diet could reduce ability to regulate food intake:…

Regularly eating a high-fat/calorie diet could reduce the brain's ability to regulate calorie intake. New research in rats found that after short periods of being fed a high-fat/high-calorie diet, the brain adapts to react to what is being ingested and reduces the amount of food eaten to balance calorie intake.…

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls

According to a new study published January 26th in PLOS Medicine by Nina Rogers of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK, and colleagues, the implementation of the two-tier soft drinks industry levy in the UK in 2018 was associated with an 8 per cent reduction in obesity…

Police charge man with terrorism after arrest at Leeds hospital

British police on Thursday (26) said a 27-year-old man has been charged with terrorism and other offences after he was found last week with a suspicious device in the grounds of a hospital in Leeds, in northern England. Mohammed Farooq from Leeds was charged with preparation of a terrorist act…

Women’s IPL franchises fetch $572 million for Indian board

The world's most affluent cricket board, India, got further richer by $572.72 million after unveiling five franchises for an Indian Premier League-style T20 tournament for the women on Wednesday. Since 2018, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been staging a three-team Women's T20 Challenge alongside the hugely popular IPL for…

UK to give COVID booster dose to higher-risk groups in…

British health minister Steve Barclay said on Wednesday a COVID-19 booster vaccination would be offered in autumn this year for those at higher risk of severe disease. Earlier on Wednesday Britain's vaccine advisers, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said plans should be made to offer such a booster…

Photo artist puts focus on Asian female identity and heritage

IN HER quest to carve a space for Asians in UK’s art world, photographic artist Arpita Shah hopes to elicit and celebrate the country’s multicultural history, with a focus on south Asian female identity. Commissioned by Birmingham-based arts organisation GRAIN Projects and funded by Arts Council England and Birmingham City…

High-quality FTA with India a priority, says trade minister

Britain's trade minister in charge of negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with India says clinching a high-quality deal is among her top priorities for the year, while admitting the talks had hit a "bit of an impasse” which she broke by flying to New Delhi last month. In a…

UK says 200 asylum-seeking children missing, some aged under 16

Two hundred asylum-seeking children, including some aged under 16, are missing from temporary hotel accommodation in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, raising new questions over ministers' handling of migrant arrivals. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government is under pressure on two fronts over immigration: from those who say he is…

‘We are stretched’ and A&E department is ‘on a knife…

Accident and emergency departments in UK hospitals are reeling under enormous pressure due to a shortage of beds and strikes by staff during the thick of flu season.A record 54,532 people waited for more than 12 hours once arriving at A&E in December, according to NHS England.The average wait for…

Rishi Sunak orders ethics probe into tax scandal-hit Nadhim Zahawi

Rishi Sunak on Monday ordered an independent investigation into the tax affairs of scandal-hit Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi amid mounting pressure from the Opposition. After days of headlines over the Iraqi-born minister without portfolio in his Cabinet’s alleged penalty settlement with His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) department, Sunak…

Sunak fined by police for failing to wear seat belt

Sunak, who apologised on Thursday (19) for a "brief error of judgement", had uploaded the video to Instagram during a trip to north west England. It was widely shared by other users who noticed that he had not buckled up. Local police had said later that day they would investigate,…

Sikh Army officer Preet Chandi sets new polar expedition world…

A British Sikh Army officer and physiotherapist has set a new world record for the longest solo, unsupported, and unassisted polar expedition by a woman. Captain Harpreet Chandi, known as Polar Preet having already completed a trekking challenge to become the first Indian-origin woman to set the record of a…

Jameela Jamil calls out vitriol Jacinda Ardern is receiving after…

Popular actress and activist Jameela Jamil has called out the backlash that Jacinda Ardern has been receiving after announcing her resignation as the prime minister of New Zealand. The Good Place actress posted a screenshot of an article by BBC news titled, Jacinda Ardern resigns: Can women really have it…

Church of England bishops apologise to LGBTQI+ people

Church of England bishops apologised to LGBTQI+ people on Friday for the rejection or exclusion faced by the community, saying occasions of hostile and homophobic responses the community had received in churches were shameful. "We have not loved you as God loves you, and that is profoundly wrong," the bishops…

Mental health racial bias ‘still persists’ and on some key…

The joint committee on the draft mental health bill has said that mental health racial bias still persists and may even be getting worse. The report urged ministers to use legislation to address racial disparity which is prevalent in the mental health sector in England and Wales, The Guardian reported.…

‘As Asian girls, we often are encouraged to stick to…

Anita Saha, who is the reigning Miss England Manchester 2022/23 and Miss World England finalist, recently finished her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at The University of Manchester and has now begun a master’s of research degree this year to pursue her career aspirations in Medical Research and Development. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye, the 21-year-old speaks about her…

UK police ‘looking into’ video of Sunak sans seatbelt

British police will be "looking into" a video in which prime minister Rishi Sunak can be seen riding in a car without a seatbelt -- an "error of judgment" for which he has apologised, according to Downing Street. In Thursday's (19) video, produced for distribution on Sunak's social media channels,…

Church of England bishops refuse to allow same-sex marriages

The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday (18) in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. The proposals were developed by bishops,…

Football has been used for fuelling racism, far right activity,…

Member parliamentarians of the Women and Equalities Committee of the UK parliament was on Wednesday (18) told that that game of football has been 'used to fuel racism, far right activity and misogyny'. According to a report by the Mirror, campaigner Shaista Aziz told the committee that there were "two…

Return of a music maestro

SHE has delivered stunning albums, sung superb songs, composed amazing music, and done great cross-cultural collaborations, but Bombay Jayashri has always been at her very best on stage. One of the world’s greatest live performers, she has been entertaining global audiences for decades and setting an undeniably high standard for…

Nurses in England stage new walk-out over pay

Nurses across England began two days of strikes over pay on Wednesday, threatening fresh disruption for patients in the creaking state-run health service, as new figures showed inflation still surging. The walkout comes after nurses held their union's first stoppage in more than a century last month, joining a wave…

UK government to block controversial Scottish gender law

The UK government will block Scotland's controversial gender reform bill, Scotland Secretary Alister Jack said on Monday in a move that is likely to set up a legal showdown between the two governments. Jack said he was concerned that the move by the devolved legislature in Edinburgh to make it…

Outstanding Oshwal community members recognised with New Year Honours

Oshwal Connect, a network dedicated to bringing together members of the Oshwal community, has awarded Year New Year Honours to 30 outstanding achievers.The awardees chosen from 12 countries have contributed to various fields including charity, mental health, golfing, hospitality and music and encouraged diversity, inclusion and equality in their fields.…

India envoy Vikram Doraiswami visits Stockport in landmark visit; discusses…

His Excellency Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian high commissioner to the UK, recently paid a visit to Stockport in what constituted the first-ever visit by an Indian envoy to Stockport Borough. In Stockport, Doraiswami was given a tour round Christy Towels of England, which supplies and sponsors Wimbledon, and is owned…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam lands in fresh row as internet…

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam is not having the best of time on the ground as his team has faced some humiliating losses at home of late, including a 0-3 defeat against England in Tests but now it seems the ace batter has courted a serious off-the-ground controversy as well.…

Man arrested after uranium found at UK’s Heathrow Airport

A man in his 60s has been arrested in connection with an investigation linked to the discovery of traces of uranium found in a cargo package at London's Heathrow Airport, the UK Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. The man was arrested on suspicion of a terror offence on Saturday and…

Travelling away from home linked to good health: Study

The frequency and variety of places visited are essential points, with those who travel more than 15 miles away from home more likely to report overall good health. Those who travel to more places are more likely to see friends and relatives. This increase in social activity is linked to…

Relentless Trevor Noah hits back at Britain again: ‘The UK…

Former The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has lashed out at Britain again saying the country wishes to believe that it exists in some post-racial utopia. In a recent interview with The Times, the South African comedian-political commentator who dons many other hats, said, "The UK wishes to believe it…

Not cricket: India-England test series in table tennis likely this…

Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF) is mulling a marquee Test series between fierce rivals India and England this year as part of its measures to promote the racket sport in member countries. The CTTF, led by chairman Vivek Kohli, was not able to organise events in the last three years…

‘Pagdi’ sturdier than helmets, protects Sikhs from every trouble: Ex-Punjab…

The central government should reconsider a proposal by the Indian Army to purchase helmets for Sikh soldiers, according to former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa who pointed out that turbans have been protecting Sikhs so far from "every trouble." "Sikhs posted in the army in England, America,…

Cricket Hall of Fame, US, endorses India’s Road Safety World…

In a first since 1981, Cricket Hall of Fame (CHOF) has endorsed the Road Safety World Series, a T20 cricket league played in India by former players to create awareness towards road safety in India and around the globe. In a meeting held virtually among the CHOF board members in…

What’s On: Sufi Rock and Bollywood with Irfan Ahmed

LIVE PERFORMANCE RAISE THE ROOF When: Saturday January 14 Where: Opera House, 3 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP What: A live concert promoting mental health and wellbeing, headlined by popular British Asian singers Malkit Singh, Navin Kundra, and Arjun, who will be performing bhangra, Bollywood and r’n’b hits. www.atgtickets.com ATTAULLAH…

The Pros and Cons of Buying Cheap Footballs

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it has a huge monetary value. With the ever-increasing cost of living, football price (ราคาบอล) tickets and merchandise have been steadily climbing over the years due to inflation. But what exactly is inflation? And how has it affected the…

‘Overworked’ junior doctor says he has no time to eat…

A junior doctor in Birmingham has said that he sometimes 'doesn't have time to eat' during demanding 13-hour shifts as thousands of doctors plan going on strike over pay and conditions. Dr Shivam Sharma is one among many who is willing to vote in favour of industrial action saying this…

Did cult group ‘Born Again’s influence lead to Sri Lanka’s…

A five-member Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) panel did not find any conclusive evidence to suggest that the dismal performance of its national team in the T20 World Cup in Australia had to do with the selection process being hugely influenced by the cult group 'Born Again'. In its ruling, the…

British linguist Ronald E Asher, ambassador of Tamil, Malayalam to…

Ronald E. Asher, a British linguist and educator specialised in Dravidian languages, has died of old age in London, his family sources said on Wednesday. He was 96. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London, Asher won a gold medal from Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Trichur, in 1983 and was…

Church of England says it knew of slavery links as…

The Church of England knew it was investing in the transatlantic slave trade during the 18th century, the head of its investment arm said on Wednesday, after it committed 100 million pounds ($121 million) to address the "shameful" wrongs of links to slavery. The Church Commissioners, who manage the church's…

More Black, Asian heritage donors needed to help patients seeking…

A new report published on Thursday (12) by NHS Blood and Transplant has shown that there is a significant requirement for more organ donors of Black and Asian heritage to help the growing number of patients seeking life-saving transplants. NHS Blood and Transplant is a joint England and Wales Special…

Liberty Steel yet to repay £7 million loan to Scottish…

Liberty Steel Group, controlled by commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, is yet to repay the £7 million loan it secured from the Scottish government for the revival of twin steel plants.However, the steelmaker has been paying interest to the government, which is exploring “avenues of support” for the company.Liberty, part of…

Asians in Europe: who are the best players in the…

The development of Asian football in recent decades has been astounding, with many of the continent’s best players representing elite-level teams around the world. This is no better evidenced than in Europe, whose most prestigious competition, the UEFA Champions League, has seen several Asian players feature prominently. With that in…

Sunak backs ‘radical’ action to resolve healthcare crisis

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday called for "bold and radical" action to reform the crisis-hit state healthcare system as he held emergency talks with health leaders. After years of underfinancing, the NHS state-funded health service is struggling to meet the demand for emergency medical care during a particularly…

1.5m in England and Wales identify with LGB+ sexual orientation:…

More than a quarter of a million people in England and Wales identify with a different gender from their sex registered at birth, the countries' first such census data showed on Friday. The once-a-decade questionnaire, conducted last year, also revealed around 1.5 million people gave their sexual orientation as LGBTQ,…

Travelling far from home good for health: Study

The frequency with which people travel and the variety of places visited are important factors, with those who travel more than 15 miles away from home more likely to report being in generally good health. Those who visit a wider range of locations are more likely to see friends and…

Sunak to meet health service leaders as the crisis drags…

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will on Saturday meet leaders of England's health service, as it faces one of its toughest-ever winters as flu and COVID-19 spread amid strike action by frontline staff who say high inflation has eroded their salaries. Ambulances have been queuing outside hospitals, facing long waits to…

Lord Patel to step down as Yorkshire chairman in March

Lord Kamlesh Patel will step down from his role as Yorkshire County Cricket Club chairman in March, the club said on Friday. Patel, 62, took over from Roger Hutton in November 2021 with the club in crisis and was tasked with navigating them through a racism scandal involving Azeem Rafiq.…

Cryptocurrencies gain trust of charities as giving goes digital

MORE charities doing life-saving work in south Asia have revealed that they are ready to accept donations via virtual cryptocurrencies. A crypto currency is a digital form of payment that can be used as a currency and a virtual accounting system. On GivingTuesday in 2021, crypto donating increased by 839…

New study lauds digital apps’ potential to tackle health inequalities

A new analysis of National Health Service (NHS) data has revealed a lack of coordination which is limiting insight into how online healthcare services and apps are used by ethnicity and to tackle health inequalities. A new report published on Friday (6) by the NHS Race and Health Observatory reviews…

Sunak hopes for ‘constructive’ talks with trade union leaders

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday he was hoping for constructive talks with trade union leaders next week, as thousands of workers in industries from rail to healthcare take strike action in disputes over pay. "We want to have a grown-up, honest conversation with all union leaders about…

What’s On: New Year Live Punjabi Concert at Beck Theatre

LIVE PERFORMANCE NEW YEAR LIVE PUNJABI CONCERT When: Sunday January 8 Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE What: A live Punjabi music concert to celebrate the new year, which will be headlined by popular artists Jenny Johal, Jigar, Jang Dhillon, and Baldev Aujla Bullet. www.becktheatre.org.uk RAISE THE…

Sunak wants to ensure all pupils in England study maths…

British prime minister Rishi Sunak wants to ensure that all school pupils in England study some form of maths to the age of 18. Sunak will set out his priorities for 2023 on Wednesday (4), using his first speech of the year to try to reassure his restive Conservative Party…

Asian football on the rise: three world superstars who play…

As clubs across Asia continue to get more established, footballers from around the globe are increasingly calling the continent their new home. With that in mind, here are three world superstars who have made the switch. Oscar (Shanghai Port) Oscar came to prominence following a move from Brazilian side Internacional…

Pandemic amplified heart-linked deaths

Patients’ inability to get preventive drugs during the pandemic has contributed to the surge in excess deaths since the spring, experts believe.Sir Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, warned ministers that several middle-aged people are dying of heart conditions because they did not get blood pressure medicines during…

Windrush 75th anniversary sees huge support from British society: ‘Like…

The 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush in the UK, which marked a key moment in the country's history of migration, is a "Diamond Jubilee for modern, diverse Britain", according to campaigners. Voices from across British society – from sport and culture to politics, faith and business…

Breakthrough NHS treatment transforms the life of Sanah Shaikh, who…

For a woman from Manchester, her Sickle Cell condition was so painful that she once thought it might end her life, but a new revolutionary NHS treatment gave her a new hope and she now feels "as if she has wings". Sanah Shaikh is one of the first patients in…

NHS App hits more than 30m sign-ups, including 7m fresh…

More patients in millions across England are benefitting from easier access to their health records and medical services through the NHS (National Health Service) App, as sign-ups went past 30 million -- including seven million new ones in the year that just went by. The app, which launched four years…

Raise legal age to buy tobacco to prevent million cancer…

England cannot become smoke-free until 2039 as the progress in getting people to quit cigarettes has “slowed”, an anti-cancer charity has said.The government in 2019 set a target for England to be smoke-free by 2030, meaning only 5 per cent of the population would smoke by then. But Cancer Research…

UK brings in negative COVID test requirement for travellers from…

The UK has joined a growing list of countries, including India, to introduce curbs on travellers from China amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country after Chinese authorities relaxed the strict "zero-COVID" rules. Passengers arriving from China to England from January 5, 2023, will need to show a…

New Year honours: Professor Partha Dasgupta leads British Asian recognition…

A Cambridge professor who is a leading global figure in the economics of the natural environment, Professor Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta; COP-26 president Alok Sharma and drinks company Diageo’s CEO Ivan Menezes are among prominent Asians who have been recognised in the New Year Honour’s List published late last Friday…

London pharmacist jailed for 18 months for supplying illegal drugs

An Indian-origin pharmacist who supplied a drug addict with illegal under-the-counter drugs has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by a court in the UK. Dushyant Patel, 67, a London pharmacist with more than 40 years experience, had supplied Class C drugs, or drugs that are illegal under UK law…

Headteacher of illegal Islamic school says her students were ‘happy…

A headteacher, indefinitely prohibited from teaching, said the children at the school she ran were “happy”.In 2019, Nadia Ali and her father Arshad were convicted of running the Ambassadors Home School on Mitcham Lane in London illegally.Last year, Ali was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months, 120…

Rishi Sunak considers Covid travel curbs for China

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is said to be considering imposing some travel restrictions on China amid soaring Covid-19 infections in the country and a clampdown by other countries such as India and the US, according to UK media reports on Friday (30). Officially ministers have said that adopting tighter…

Minority Faith leaders are leading the way to build a…

The Office for National Statistics recently published figures which showed for the first time that fewer than half of people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian. The usual extremists used this as a way to try to divide our communities however the New Year Honours have highlighted again…

Hate crime inquiry after man defecates in Azeem Rafiq’s garden…

The South Yorkshire police on Thursday (29) issued the CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a hate crime inquiry launched after a man defecated in cricketer Azeem Rafiq's garden. The incident happened in the front garden of an address on Gawber Road in…

UK Border Force official, who arrived 20 years ago, arrested…

A UK Border Force official was arrested after concerns were raised over the legal status of the official who arrived the UK 20 years ago. The Home Office suspended the official who is believed to be in his late 30s, according to reports. He arrived the country from the Balkans…

First Lady Akshata Murty offers peek into 10 Downing Street…

Akshata Murty, the Indian wife of Rishi Sunak, plans to make 10 Downing Street a more accessible place during her tenure as UK First Lady and has offered a peek into the official residence of the British Prime Minister, according to a magazine feature released on Wednesday (28). The February…

Yorkshire racism trial to be held in public as ECB…

The trial into the allegations of racism in Yorkshire cricket will be held in public, a key demand from the club’s former player Azeem Rafiq.Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hoggard and five other former England stars accused of racism had opposed a public hearing of the case, but the Cricket Discipline…

UK cricket exports eye boost with India free trade deal

Cricket bat and pad exports from the UK to India could be in line for a big boost if a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries gets finalised, the UK government has said. The Department for International Trade (DIT) issued the update on Saturday following the sixth round…

Genisys Group founder Sir Ashok Rabheru, 70, dies

Prominent British entrepreneur and Genisys Group founder Sir Ashok Rabheru died on Friday. He was aged 70. The former trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is survived by his wife Harshida and children Nikita, Rishi and Shayan. Sir Rabheru was born in the eastern Tanzanian city of Morogoro on…

England’s Sam Curran snares player pay record at IPL auction

England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player bought by the money-spinning Indian Premier League on Friday when Punjab Kings paid £1.85 million to bring him back to his debut team. The left-arm quick and attacking middle-order batsman was among a selection of the world's top cricketers going under…

England leave teen spin sensation Rehan Ahmed out of New…

England have decided against taking teenage rising star Rehan Ahmed to New Zealand for their next Test series despite the 18-year-old leg-spinner's dramatic introduction to international cricket. Ahmed became England's youngest men's Test cricketer when he made his debut against Pakistan in Karachi last week, breaking a 73-year-old record set…

England reports 94 deaths due to scarlet fever so far…

England reported 94 deaths, including those of 21 children, from scarlet fever and invasive strep A infections so far this season the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Thursday. The British government last week said it was enacting protocols to ease shortages of penicillin medicines used to treat strep…

Sunak appoints ethics adviser after six months’ gap

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appointed Laurie Magnus, chairman of Historic England, as his independent adviser on ministers' interests on Thursday, filing a role that has been vacant since Boris Johnson's ethics adviser quit in June. Sunak, who became prime minister in October with a pledge to maintain "integrity, professionalism,…

EXCLUSIVE: “Tackle mental health Tsunami”

THE bosses of 20 mental health organisation have written an open letter to the prime minister to step in and stop suicides which are being caused by the cost-of-living crisis. The message, seen by Eastern Eye, warns Rishi Sunak that “people living in the most deprived 10 per cent of…

Game plan for Asians to play top-level cricket and football

REHAN AHMED’S journey to becoming England’s youngest-ever male Test cricketer is amazing. He is, no doubt, an inspiration. The support he has received from his family, his immediate community and in particular, from Leicestershire County Cricket Club, has been immense. What he has achieved is just reward for the hard…

Ramiz Raja removed as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman; 14-member panel…

Former cricketer Ramiz Raja has been removed as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the country's government, which has appointed a 14-member committee, headed by Najam Sethi, to run the affairs of the game for the next four months. The Pakistan government, through a notification late on Wednesday,…

Navendu Mishra MP calls for direct flights between north England,…

Labour MP Navendu Mishra has called for direct flights between Britain’s third-largest airport in Manchester in northern England and key cities in India during a debate in the UK Parliament. Mishra told the House of Commons on Tuesday that it is vital that passengers get better connectivity between the north…

England tour huge step for bringing cricket to Pakistan: ICC…

ICC CEO Geoff Allardice stated that the recent tour of England to Pakistan was a huge success and was optimistic of future tours to the Asian country being equally triumphant. In 2022, test cricket made rejoicing come back to Pakistan, with successful recent series played there by Australia and England…

Gravesend couple who fears their son could die if he…

A Gravesend couple is suing a GP whose negligence they believe has left their son with a now-irreversible heart complication. Azlan Chowdhury, 10, who loves football, could die if he goes for a kickabout due to Kawasaki disease which was not diagnosed in time when he was six months old,…

Use common sense as ambulance workers strike, says Health Secretary…

Britain's health minister Steve Barclay on Wednesday said people should use their common sense as the healthcare system will be under pressure as ambulance workers strike on Wednesday. "I think just use their common sense the system will be under very significant pressure," he told BBC News. "I think people…

Speeding Glasgow driver who killed pensioner gets licence back three…

A Glasgow driver who killed a pensioner in a car crash eight years ago won an appeal on Monday (19) to get his licence back early to help expand his restaurant business. Sandeep Singh, 36, was travelling at almost 50mph in a 30mph zone when his car hit Billy Dunlop,…

Azam still wants to captain Pakistan despite England whitewash

Babar Azam has no intention of giving up the Pakistan captaincy despite overseeing a first-ever 3-0 Test series whitewash at home, saying that leading the side was "a matter of honour". Pakistan lost to England Tuesday in the third and final Test in Karachi by eight wickets, after going down…

Five-wicket haul ‘dream come true’, says Rehan Ahmed

Teenage sensation Rehan Ahmed said taking five wickets on his test debut was a "dream come true" after his heroics left England on the brink of victory in the third test against Pakistan and a record clean sweep. Ahmed dismissed Pakistan captain Babar Azam and key player Mohammad Rizwan among…

Design for new King Charles III bank notes unveiled in…

The design for the first set of bank notes to feature the new monarch of Britain, King Charles III, was unveiled by the Bank of England here on Tuesday. The 74-year-old monarch’s portrait will appear on the existing designs of all four polymer banknotes in the denominations of £5, £10,…

Rehan Ahmed becomes youngest bowler to take five-wicket haul on…

England leg spinner Rehan Ahmed picked five wickets on his test debut to put the team on course for a comfortable victory in the third and final test against Pakistan in Karachi on Monday. With two days of play remaining, England need 55 runs to win the test and become…

Braverman’s rhetoric is fuelling racism, ‘normalising’ the politics of Nigel…

British home secretary Suella Braverman's "crazy rhetoric" on the issue of immigration is fuelling racism and "normalising" the politics of Nigel Farage, a senior home office aide, who is on her way out, has alleged. According to a report by The Independent, Nimco Ali, a campaigner against female genital mutilation…

Priya Lakhani among experts appointed to develop Silicon Valleys in…

British Indian Priya Lakhani OBE is among the five industry experts appointed by the government to accelerate development and deployment of emerging technologies in the UK. A member of the AI Council, Lakhani has been appointed to support work to harness new digital technology such as artificial intelligence, a statement…

239 schools to be renovated across England; new buildings will…

As many as 239 more schools and sixth forms will benefit from the extra £2 billion funding announced by the government on Friday (16), a statement said. Renovation for 161 schools has already started with construction works now nearing completion on the most advanced sites. Together, 400 out of 500…

Top 50 Asian stars of 2022

A GROUND-BREAKING year saw glass ceilings being shattered, greater heights reached, horizons expanded, and new paths created globally. There was also fresh creative work, international crossovers and exciting new artists announcing their arrival. Top south Asian talent from diverse fields were at the forefront of the moves being made and…

‘Racial Bias’ hits Asian mothers

URGENT action needs to be taken to tackle racial health inequalities in maternity care, the NHS’s policy lead on race equality has told Eastern Eye, after a damning report found that the majority of interventions over the last 40 years did not include a specific focus on race, ethnicity or…

Pakistan facing first-ever home whitewash against rampant England

Injury-hit Pakistan faces the dread of a first-ever series whitewash at home when they meet a rampant England in the third and final Test in Karachi on Saturday. The Babar Azam-led home team have run into an England side in fine form, thriving with an aggressive approach that has earned…

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed to become youngest England Test player

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed will become England's youngest-ever Test cricketer when the third and final game against Pakistan begins in Karachi on Saturday, skipper Ben Stokes said. Ahmed will be 18 years and 126 days old when the match begins, beating Brian Close who was 18 years and 149 days old…

Economist Jeevun Sandher is Labour candidate for Loughborough in next…

Economist Jeevun Sandher has been chosen as the Labour candidate for the Loughborough parliamentary constituency for the next general election due in 2024. “It is the greatest responsibility of my life,” he said after his selection by a voice vote of local Labour functionaries at Charnwood College this week. Conservatives…

Discrimination in hiring best way to convince people about racism:…

Highlighting an Oxford University research on race-based inequalities in hiring is the best way to convince people that racism is a real problem, a new study found.Reframing Race, a charity, presented several anti-racism arguments to close to 20,000 people in England and Scotland to understand which message moved the respondents…

HBO Max renews Mindy Kaling’s Sex Lives of College Girls…

Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, the well-received drama series The Sex Lives of College Girls has been renewed for Season 3 at HBO Max. The streamer announced the news on December 14, just ahead of the show’s season two finale. “Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble continue to brilliantly…

UK nurses stage unprecedented walkout

UK nurses on Thursday staged an unprecedented one-day strike as a "last resort" in their fight for better wages and working conditions, despite warnings it could put patients at risk. Up to 100,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are stopping work…

South Asians urged to get life saving GP checks as…

An NHS campaign backed by South Asian healthcare professionals is encouraging people with potential cancer symptoms to come forward for life saving checks. Despite abdominal and urological cancers making up nearly half of all cancer diagnoses in England, as well as two in five cancer deaths, new data reveals that…

JR NTR AND RAM CHARAN TOP GLOBAL ASIAN CELEBRITY LIST…

Popular actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan have jointly topped the 2022 list of the Top 50 Asian Celebrities In The World. The Pan-Indian stars beat off tough global competition to top the latest edition of the list, published annually by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The Telugu cinema icons…

Rishi Sunak would lose seat and Labour would cruise to…

Britain’s governing Conservative Party is facing a rout in the next general election expected in 2024, according to a new poll which shows prime minister Rishi Sunak is on course to lose his home constituency. Keir Starmer’s Labour will win 482 seats in the House of Commons if a vote…

Me and my family have been driven out of the…

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq said cricket is still "in denial" over racism which drove him out of the UK.Rafiq, 31, appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday more than a year after he gave evidence about the racism he faced when he was playing…

Progress has been made in tackling discrimination and making sport…

The hearing of evidence by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee on Tuesday (13) demonstrated why a big overhaul in cricket is required and why achieving that lasting cultural transformation will need sustained action over many years. In a press release the same day, the England and…

‘Enough is enough’: Sunak announces crackdown on illegal immigration

Britain on Tuesday (13) said it planned to bring in new legislation to prevent migrants who cross the English Channel from remaining in the country, as the government tries to control a surge in people arriving in small boats on its southern coast. The number of people arriving in England…

2022: A year of ‘sugar rush’ politics

2022 was a year when decades happened. The year of three Prime Ministers and a Royal funeral, war in Europe and recession at home could fill many pages in the future history books. Boris Johnson was sure he could survive the pressure over rule-breaking in Downing Street. For six months,…

Heavy snow disrupts UK travel; three boys die after falling…

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Britain on Monday, disrupting airports, train networks and roads, and three young boys died after falling into an ice-covered lake as the country recorded its coldest night of the year so far. Parts of London's underground network were suspended or faced delays, while motorways were…

England wins Multan thriller to clinch historic series in Pakistan

England pulled off a series-clinching 26-run victory against Pakistan in the dramatic second test in Multan on Monday in a fresh vindication of their highly entertaining brand of cricket. A week after pulling off a memorable victory in the series opener in Rawalpindi, Ben Stokes and his men prevailed in…

Police will be forced to pay £25 per day under…

London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that police officers will be forced to pay £25 a day to travel to work under the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) expansion plans, according to a report. More than half of Metropolitan Police officers live outside of London, and many drive to…

Head of Kurdish people-smuggling gang sentenced to 8 years’ jail

The convicted ringleader of a "large-scale" Kurdish people-smuggling gang, who is currently on the run, was on Friday sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Tarik Namik, 45, of Oldham near Manchester, northwest England, headed a "sophisticated, lucrative criminal enterprise" bringing Kurdish migrants…

Sunak launches new UK-Italy-Japan joint fighter jet project

The UK will work with Italy and Japan on the next generation of combat air fighter jets through an “unprecedented” international aerospace coalition, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Friday. The Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) is a new partnership dubbed as an ambitious endeavour to adapt and respond…

Pakistan dominates 2nd England Test after Abrar Ahmed’s spin magic

Pakistan debutant Abrar Ahmed cast a spell over England Friday, grabbing seven wickets as the tourists were dismissed for 281 on the opening day of the second Test in Multan. The 24-year-old -- nicknamed "Harry Potter" by friends because he wears glasses similar to those of the fictional boy wizard…

Preet Kaur Gill MP seeks independent review into claims of…

Preet Kaur Gill MP has sought an independent inquiry into the allegations of historic toxicity and bullying at University Hospitals Birmingham.She said reviews already announced by the NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (ICB) would not go far enough.The MP Birmingham Edgbaston MP and shadow cabinet minister for international…

Lancashire pacer Saqib Mahmood eyes return to England team by…

Lancashire’s fast bowler Saqib Mahmood hopes to return to the England team before the next summer as he is recovering from a stress fracture of the back suffered in May this year.The 25-year-old cricketer, who made his Test debut against the West Indies in March is now training in the…

Yorkshire agree to end Ballance’s contract two years early

Former England batsman Gary Ballance has been released from his contract with county side Yorkshire two years early, the club said on Thursday (8). The 33-year-old Zimbabwe-born player has spent a year on the sidelines while dealing with mental health issues. Yorkshire said Ballance, who had asked to be let…

Cricket made more inclusive and diverse post Azeem Rafiq racism…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it has taken key steps to review and improve its policies to become more inclusive, establishing game-wide communities for under-represented groups and ensuring fair recruitment to strengthen its inclusion and diversity strategy.It said the game came together to commit to faster actions…

England recall Wood, Pope retains keeper’s gloves for Multan test

England has replaced injured all-rounder Liam Livingstone with fast bowler Mark Wood in the only change to their squad for the second test against Pakistan, with Ollie Pope retaining the wicketkeeper's gloves. Livingstone has returned home after sustaining a knee injury in his debut test in Rawalpindi, where England pulled…

Sehwag and Prasad slam India’s outdated approach following series loss…

Former players Virender Sehwag and Venkatesh Prasad has slammed India's "outdated" approach following their ODI series loss in Bangladesh. Expressing anguish over India's miserable run in white ball cricket, former seamer Prasad urged the think tank to make "tough calls", while Virender Sehwag urged Rohit Sharma and Co to "wake…

New study finds gaps in ethnicity research in maternal care

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has been calling for the development of a central data repository to map improvements around reducing poor outcomes in maternal and neonatal healthcare for Black, Asian and ethnic minority women. And now, a new research carried out by the independent health organisation, the University of…

First King Charles 50 pence coins enter circulation in the…

The first coinage featuring King Charles III will start to appear in circulation at Post Offices around the UK from Thursday, with millions of the new 50-pence coins bearing the new monarch’s portrait given out as change to customers. The coin with the 74-year-old monarch’s image reflects a transition from…

Jameela Jamil and boyfriend James Blake buy an expensive Hollywood…

Jameela Jamil and James Blake, who first sparked romance rumours back in 2015 and have been giving major relationship goals ever since, have taken their relationship to the next level. The couple has bought a sprawling Hollywood Hills mansion together for a whopping price of approximately £5,203,251, reports a publication.…

The Kirtan Band plays live devotional songs

LIVE PERFORMANCE PADMAVATI - AN AVATAR When: Saturday December 10 Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE What: Renowned artist Bala Devi Chandrashekar presents a dance drama interpretation of an immortal classic from Gita Govindam. This production gives glimpses into the character of Padmavati, the divine consort of…

Sunak pledges further action on strikes to ‘protect lives’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday he would take more action "to protect the lives and livelihoods" of Britons during months of planned strikes by rail, health, and postal workers. Britain, already grappling with industrial action across a range of sectors, now faces strikes by thousands of public-sector nurses…

EXCLUSIVE: Shame of ‘All-White’ BBC newsrooms

THE BBC should be ashamed that it has radio and television stations where newsrooms are entirely white and not representing the communities they serve. That is the feeling of current staff and former employees who have spoken to Eastern Eye. They said they warned the BBC that it would not…

King Charles pays obeisance at new Gurdwara in Luton

King Charles covered his head with a traditional Ramaal headscarf as a gesture of humility and respect when he visited the newly-built Gurdwara in Luton on Tuesday (6). He also made the traditional namaste gesture as he spoke to volunteers, and a traditional shawl for meditation was placed around his…

More than 10,000 people in UK given defective knee implants

More than 10,000 patients have been given a faulty knee replacement, thereby doubling the risk of joint failure, the Telegraph reveals. In October, the manufacturer of the implant which has been in use since 2003, reportedly withdrew it from the market. Apparently, the UK health regulator the Medicines and Healthcare…

Bringing people together in a changing Britain

HOW should we talk about a changing Britain? The 2021 census gives us the facts about who we are today. It is up to us to decide how to respond. Any constructive argument about how to respond to our changing demographics would need to meet three simple tests. Does it…

‘Difficult when opponent scores at seven runs per over in…

Following his side's loss to England in the first Test, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam remarked that it became difficult for his side to establish their grip in the match with the visitors scoring at seven runs per over. Incredible bowling performances from Ollie Robinson and James Anderson were complemented well…

Stoked: England skipper hails ‘special’ win in Pakistan

Skipper Ben Stokes hailed England's nail-biting victory in the first Test against Pakistan Monday as "one of the best" of his career -- particularly given the state of the lifeless Rawalpindi pitch. With just minutes to spare in dying light after five days of enthralling cricket, England finally halted a…

Here is all you need to know about the Strep…

Six school children in the UK have died this winter after contracting Strep A as the outbreak of this life-threatening disease continues to spread across Britain. The Strep A bacteria can be life-threatening and lead to scarlet fever, which was widespread in the Victorian era, the Daily Mail informs. While…

Buckinghamshire school pays tribute to “constantly smiling’ four-year-old boy who…

A Buckinghamshire school has paid tribute to its four-year-old pupil who died of Strep A last month as the bacterial infection has resulted in six fatalities in the UK this season.Muhammad Ibrahim Ali, who was studying at Oakridge School and Nursery, died at his home in High Wycombe on November…

Records tumble in first Pakistan-England Test

The first Test between England and Pakistan will not only be remembered for the visitors' daring 74-run victory, but also for the number of records set. Here is a summary of the records to fall: * England plundered 506-4 to set a new record for most runs on the opening…

Former lawmaker Imran Ahmad Khan loses sexual assault conviction appeal

Former Member of Parliament Imran Ahmad Khan on Monday lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Khan, who was a lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party, was sentenced to 18 months in jail at London’s Southwark Crown Court in May after he was found guilty…

Jewel-encrusted crown moved from Tower of London for King Charles

A jewel-encrusted crown kept in the Jewel House of the Tower of London has been removed to be re-sized ahead of King Charles III’s coronation next year. The St. Edward’s Crown, described as the “historic centrepiece” of the country’s Crown Jewels, has been removed from the world-famous tower to allow…

UK government could bring in military to ease strike action,…

The British government is looking at bringing in the military to help keep public services running if key workers, including in the state-run NHS, take strike action, the chairman of the governing Conservative Party said on Sunday (4). Britain is already grappling with industrial action in a range of sectors,…

Bank of England’s Dhingra warns of deeper and longer recession…

Bank of England rate-setter Swati Dhingra on Saturday (3) said that higher interest rates could lead to a deeper and longer recession, adding there were few signs that demands for higher wages risked a wage-price spiral. While most of her colleagues backed a 75 basis-point hike to 3 per cent…

Cumbria coal mine project will dent UK reputation, says ex-climate…

Tory politician and the president of the Cop26 climate summit, Alok Sharma, has attacked plans to open the Cumbria coal mine in north west England, bordering Scotland. He opined that the project is a ‘backward step’ and would hit UK's 'hard-earned' international reputation. Sharma added that the project is unnecessary…

Subrang Arts helps Gujaratis in UK stay rooted to their…

MEMORY, belonging, culture, faith and identity are issues all individuals grapple with in life as they navigate through its various vicissitudes. These issues are not fixed but changeable and, depending on the context in which we live, we develop new affinities, new sensibilities, and new ways of relating to others.…

Funding worth £700k to address organ shortage, blood & stem…

As part of the UK government and NHS's commitment to tackle health inequalities for those in need of life-saving transplants or regular blood transfusions, funding worth £700,000 to address the shortage of organ, blood, and stem cell donors from Black, Asian and mixed ethnic backgrounds has been announced. In a…

St John Ambulance trustee Mohan Mansigani honoured at Buckingham Palace

Finance trustee at St John Ambulance, Mohan Mansigani, has received his Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire from HRH The Princess Royal – the charity’s Commandant-in-Chief (Youth) – during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, November 30. St John Ambulance is England’s leading first…

Labour comfortably beat Sunak’s Conservatives to retain parliamentary seat

Britain's opposition Labour Party retained a parliamentary seat in the northwest of England on Friday, comfortably winning the vote in the first electoral test for Rishi Sunak as prime minister. Labour candidate Samantha Dixon won the City of Chester constituency, securing 61% of the vote, compared to 22% for the…

Former UK Chancellor Javid to quit at next election

Former UK Chancellor and Conservative Party leadership candidate Sajid Javid will not stand for re-election at the next national election, he said on Friday. Javid is the most high-profile lawmaker in the governing party so far to say he will not stand for re-election, with a handful of other politicians…

Legendary Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri to make rare visit to…

In March 2023, Milap is set to present one of India’s most celebrated and undisputed stars of classical music, Bombay Jayashri, as she returns to England for the first time in over a decade to perform two very special shows of Carnatic compositions and improvisations. Having performed her first concert in 1982,…

Air pollution linked with multiple long-term health conditions: Study

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with an increased risk of multiple long-term physical and mental health conditions, according to a study. This is the largest study worldwide -- conducted on over 364,000 (over 3.6 lakh) people in England -- to examine whether air pollution exposure is linked with…

Navendu Mishra MP marks Bhopal gas tragedy anniversary in Parliament

British Indian MP Navendu Mishra has tabled a motion in the UK Parliament to mark the 38th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy which is considered one of the world’s worst industrial disasters. Mishra, the Labour MP for Stockport in northern England and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group…

England make history in Pakistan, become first team to score…

Four of England's top five batsmen smashed rapid hundreds against Pakistan in a record-breaking batting performance as the visitors racked up 506-4 on the opening day of the first test in Rawalpindi on Thursday (1). It is the first time in test cricket that 500 runs have been scored on…

Rotherham: Hospital promises independent investigation into death of boy, 5;…

An independent investigation will be conducted into the death of a five-year-old boy who could not be admitted to a South Yorkshire hospital apparently because of the shortages of “beds and doctors”.Yusuf Mahmud Nazir who had suffered a throat infection was taken to Rotherham Hospital but the staff expressed their…

Work in curry house best training: Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has shared memories of his time doing shifts at an Indian food restaurant in Southampton in his student days as the “best training” he had for the top job. In a video message to the annual Curry Awards in London celebrating South Asian cuisine across…

It’s time for black or Asian person to run British…

Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy has called for diversity among top executives in media houses and suggested it was time for a black or Asian person to run a British television channel. He said Jewish people had been well-represented at the top levels but it was not the case…

EXCLUSIVE: “Ticking time of disparities”

Civic leaders, MPs, experts and senior doctors have warned that the UK is sitting on a “ticking time bomb of disparities” among south Asian and black communities. They told Eastern Eye that the 2021 census figures, released on Tuesday (29 November) should raise concerns among government. They urged ministers to…

King Charles to inaugurate new gurdwara in eastern England

London, Nov 30 (PTI) Britain’s King Charles III is expected to officially open a new gurdwara and learn about its work within the local community during his first tour as monarch of the eastern England region of Bedfordshire. According to local media reports, the 74-year-old will inaugurate the Guru Nanak…

Mistakes at the UK COVID testing lab may have led…

England's government agency responsible for responding to public health emergencies said mistakes at a testing laboratory led to misreporting of tens of thousands of positive COVID-19 cases as negative and may have resulted in the deaths of about 20 people. Britain has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in…

England’s Stokes to donate match fees from Pakistan series to…

England captain Ben Stokes will donate his match fees from their three-test series against hosts Pakistan to help the victims of devastating floods in the country, the 31-year-old said in a statement on Monday. Millions of people in Pakistan have had their lives affected by severe flooding in recent months,…

Pakistan tour a terrific opportunity for Rehan Ahmed says McCullum

England coach Brendon McCullum said Rehan Ahmed has a fantastic opportunity to showcase his talent on the three-test series in Pakistan and has no doubts the 18-year-old has the confidence and ability to overcome the challenges he will face on tour. All-rounder Ahmed has featured in only three first-class matches…

Alzheimer’s Society hails ‘game-changing’ results for lecanemab drug

Alzheimer's Society and professor Sir John Hardy on Wednesday (30) hailed 'game-changing' results for Alzheimer's drug lecanemab which can slow cognitive decline in patients. Preliminary data from a trial of lecanemab was released in September and found it slowed cognitive decline by 27 per cent across an 18-month period. The…

Virus hits England camp before the first test against Pakistan

England's preparation for the opening test against Pakistan has been thrown into disarray by a virus sweeping through the camp, and senior batsman Joe Root said they were doing their best to prepare for the match in Rawalpindi beginning on Thursday. Skipper Ben Stokes is among several England players who…

Christian population in England and Wales falls below 50% for…

Less than half of people in England and Wales identified themselves as Christian for the first time, while the share of Muslims and Hindus in the population rose, Census 2021 data released on Tuesday showed. According to the figures, 46.2 per cent (27.5 million people) described themselves as “Christian” in…

Diphtheria infections rise in Britain: All you need to know…

According to health officials, compared to a single case of diphtheria in 2020, there have now been 50 confirmed cases of the disease discovered in migrants in the UK since the start of 2022. The 50 cases of this disease this year is a significant increase from last year, as…

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK observes Parliament week

The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) UK has hosted activities in 44 shakhas (branches) across the country as part of the UK Parliament week observations for the sixth year, a statement said. UK Parliament week, which takes place in November, targets to involve the entire young population, including members of the…

England and Wales more ethnically mixed; nearly one in 10…

England and Wales' population has become more diverse now than a decade ago, with almost one in every 10 people identifying themselves as having Asian ethnicity, Census 2021 has revealed. According to the figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday, the share of Asian, Asian British…

Every faith in Britain is a minority faith now

The census results offer a once-a-decade statistical snapshot of the society that we all live in. So it should be little surprise that they confirm that this is an ethnically diverse and more secular society. The census has run for two centuries, this 2021 edition is only the fourth to…

Ex-climate chief Alok Sharma backs bid to overturn ban on…

Former cabinet minister Alok Sharma has joined a growing number of Conservative MPs calling for an end to the moratorium on onshore wind farms in England.Sharma, who led the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow last year, has backed an amendment to the Levelling UP bill to reverse the ban…

18-year-old Rehan Ahmed a ‘very rare talent’, says Ben Stokes

England captain Ben Stokes has said that 18-year-old Rehan Ahmed, who has been called up to England's December test squad to face Pakistan, is a "very rare talent". He would become England's youngest-ever men's test player should he play for his country in Rawalpindi, Multan or Karachi. All-rounder Ahmed has…

If India does not come for Asia Cup, Pakistan will…

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has said that if India chooses to opt-out of the Asia Cup which will be held in Pakistan next year, then Pakistan will also not travel to India to take part in the 2023 50-over World Cup. Earlier in October, BCCI secretary Jay…

October 23 will always be special: Virat Kohli reminisces on…

Reminiscing on his instant classic match-winning knock against Pakistan in his side's ICC T20 World Cup campaign opener, star Indian batter Virat Kohli said the day will always be special in his heart and he had "never felt energy like that in a cricket game before." Virat took to social…

Advik Mittal, 8, becomes Britain’s youngest to complete mental maths…

A eight-year-old Glasgow school student has become the youngest in UK to complete Abacus mental maths programme, one of the most advanced mental arithmetic programmes in the country. Chess prodigy and Glasgow’s St Patrick’s Primary School pupil Advik Mittal, 8, has been selected to represented Scotland in the under 12…

Woman with down syndrome loses legal challenge to abortion law…

Media reports inform that under the current legislation for England, Wales, and Scotland, there is a 24-week time limit for having an abortion, however, the law allows up until birth if "there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental…

Sharing ‘deepfakes’, explicit images online to be outlawed in UK

Under a planned amendment to the UK’s new Online Safety Bill, people who share so-called “deepfakes”—explicit images or videos which have been manipulated to look like someone without their consent—will be among those to be specifically criminalised for the first time and face potential time behind bars. The UK government…

‘They are a dated ODI team’: Michael Vaughan takes a…

The hosts trumped India by seven wickets. New Zealand chased down the target of 306 set by India with 2.5 overs to spare in the first ODI of three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The marathon chase was powered the stunning century from Tom Latham and the…

Experts list ‘camel flu’ among eight disease threat during the…

Around 5,000 fans from England and Wales are believed to be travelling to Qatar to attend the group stages of the FIFA World Cup – but this is just a fraction of the 1.2 million supporters who are expected to visit Qatar for the celebrated event. Thus, there is apprehension…

In 90s, rival teams wanted to copy Australia, now it’s…

Star all-rounder Moeen Ali sees nothing wrong in rival teams trying to "copy" the much-talked-about England template in white-ball cricket following their resounding success in global events. With their recent triumph in Australia, England became the first team to hold the ODI and T20 World Cup trophies in the same…

Zayn Malik shares sweet childhood photo as he appeals to…

British singer Zayn Malik has appealed to help feed needy families as he promoted sales of a clothing range by sharing a photo from his school days in Bradford. The former One Direction star posted a black and white photograph from his time at Lower Fields Primary Academy on Instagram.…

England World Cup fans banned from wearing crusader costumes in…

Qatar has banned England fans dressed as Saint George from entering World Cup stadiums, considering fears over "weapons and armour", a media report said. The Sun Online said officials confirmed that anything deemed "weapons and body protection" is banned. They also cited the ban on any items considered as "political,…

Rehan Ahmed may become England’s youngest Test player

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed will become England's youngest men's Test cricketer if becomes part of the team’s playing XI against Pakistan in December.Ahmed, who has been added to the England squad for the three-Test series beginning on December 1, is aged 18 years and 103 days. If he gets the cap…

Someone like Nehra is more suited to a T20 coaching…

Harbhajan Singh feels someone like Ashish Nehra must be part of India's T20 coaching setup as he knows the shortest format perhaps better than current head coach Rahul Dravid. Nehra retired from the game in 2017 and earlier this year coached Gujarat Titans to the title on their IPL debut.…

Classical Indian concert by Pooja Angra

LIVE PERFORMANCE BOLLYWOOD VOICE OF LEGENDS EXTRAVAGANZA When: Friday November 25 Where: Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 109-113 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG What: British singer Navin Kundra headlines a high energy production with a full live band, where he performs everything from all-time Bollywood classics to western…

Five Victorian diseases that are making a comeback

According to data obtained from the NHS, Victorian-era diseases are making a comeback, reports the Mirror. The ‘Victorian’ or ‘Dickensian’ diseases that are remarkedly on the rise include scarlet fever and malnutrition. Over the past few months, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has reportedly revealed that scarlet fever and…

Blow for Scottish nationalists as UK court rejects independence vote…

The UK's top court ruled on Wednesday (23) that the Scottish government cannot hold a second referendum on independence without approval from the British parliament, dealing a hammer blow to nationalists' hopes of holding a vote next year. In 2014, Scots rejected ending the more-than 300-year-old union with England by…

EXCLUSIVE: Sunaks join list of richest Asians

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have made their debut on the Asian Rich List 2022, which profiles the 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain. Sunak and his wife – whose father NR Narayana Murthy co-founded Indian IT major, Infosys – are ranked 17th in the list, with…

British Indian singer Jaz Dhami launches fundraising for brother who…

British Indian singer Jaz Dhami started a fundraising appeal for brother who had been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer and was given just 'six months to live'. Dhami's brother Harvey has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an incurable and the most aggressive brain cancer, three months ago. "Harvey has a…

Why Britain needs a more humane asylum system

This week marks the first anniversary of the biggest human tragedy in the English Channel for decades. On 24th November last year, a fishing boat spotted dozens of bodies floating in the icy water. A rubber dinghy had left the French coast the previous evening but capsized before reaching England.…

Fan found guilty of sending racist email to England manager…

An English soccer fan was found guilty on Monday (21) of sending an expletive-laden email, which included racist messages, to the national team's manager Gareth Southgate, prosecutors said. Brian Martin, 36, sent the message to Southgate after England lost a game to Hungary in Budapest in June this year. "The…

UK’s alcohol problem leading to increased strain on relationships

In the UK, the misuse of alcohol is estimated to cost the NHS £3.6 billion a year. Also, crime related to alcohol in England and Wales was estimated to cost society about £11.4 billion a year. At present, a report has suggested that an increasing number of relationships are breaking…

Sports nutritionist shares health tips followed by Fifa World Cup’s…

The 2022 Fifa World Cup has kicked off in Qatar and the UK team has brought with them their favourite health foods like Jaffa Cakes and baked beans to make themselves feel at home. The South Korean squad too has packed 200 kilos of the gut-healthy food, kimchi to the…

Recession-hit UK needs more migrant labour: Business Group

Britain needs more migrant labour to boost productivity as it faces a toxic mix of soaring inflation and shrinking growth, the country's main business lobby group warned Monday. The verdict from the Confederation of British Industry came at its annual gathering in Birmingham, Britain's second-biggest city. The CBI conference comes…

Pakistani and Bangladeshi households face greater risks of homelessness: Study

A new study has revealed that Pakistani and Bangladeshi households in the UK are more likely to be homeless than Indian and other Asian households. According to the study by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, more than one in ten Asian people who have experienced homelessness have also faced landlord discrimination,…

Everything you need to know about Raynaud’s disease which affects…

Around 10 million people in the UK live with Raynaud’s disease, a condition which is often triggered by cold weather and icy temperatures. However, over three-quarters of people in England have never heard of this disease, which is more common in females, and especially among young women and teenagers, the…

Ravichandran Ashwin defends Dravid’s break, saying it is due to…

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday defended the decision to rest Indian head coach Rahul Dravid, saying that physical and mental burnout ahead of and during the ICC T20 World Cup is the reason why India has a completely different team and coaching staff for the New Zealand tour. The current…

Sport sparks identity and inclusion debate

ENGLAND winning consistently at cricket still feels a little bit out of character. Yet last weekend’s World Cup victory makes England champions in both the 20-over and 50-over formats, after a sweeping defeat of India in the semi-final was followed by a strong bowling performance that put the final beyond…

Another attempt on Imran Khan’s life possible: Pakistan judge quotes…

There is a possibility of another assassination attempt on Imran Khan, the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court said on Friday and asserted that it was the government’s responsibility to take cognisance of the looming threat on the former prime minister. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq’s remarks came while hearing a…

People of Asian backgrounds account for 8 per cent of…

People with Asian backgrounds accounted for nine per cent of all strip searches in police custody in England and Wales in the year to March 2022, official data released by the Home Office showed. This was slightly higher than the proportion of people of Asian ethnicities held in custody during…

Most Britons use ‘sick voice’ when calling in sick

As part of its campaign to explore the power of the voice and how we use it, research commissioned by Jakemans, the menthol throat lozenges brand in England has revealed that millions of Britons have different voices for different situations including a “phoning in sick” tone when calling their boss.…

Around half of asthma-hit kids admitted in London hospitals are…

In a shocking revelation, it has been found that 50 per cent of the children who are admitted to hospital with asthma in London are from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as against 27.5 per cent white children and young people. In October last year, an analysis commissioned…

Special songs and stunning moments

TIMELESS tracks have enabled Adnan Sami to closely connect with cross-generational listeners and remain relevant in an everchanging musical landscape. Whether it is creating new songs or delivering blockbuster live performances, the singer, songwriter, and master musician still has the same passion for his craft, despite all the impressive achievements.…

Hate crimes: Tough action urged

RISING hate crime against Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs need to be tackled through tougher punishments for internet trolls and more action taken by social media giants, experts have urged. They have also called for further work in schools on racist speech and for the government to address poisonous rhetoric in…

Roadmap for 2024 T20 World Cup starts now, lot of…

Stand-in T20I skipper Hardik Pandya on Wednesday said the road map for the 2024 T20 World Cup starts now, adding that going forward a lot of players will be given chances to stake their claim in the side. India's 2022 T20 World Cup hopes ended with a 10-wicket defeat against…

Workplace bias ‘hinders Asians’

ETHNIC minorities are being held back by “structural racism” and “discriminatory attitudes” in the workplace, according to trade unions and charities, after a damning report found minorities continue to lag in wages and wealth despite making sharp progress in education. The study, published by London’s Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS),…

For twin World Cup-winner Adil Rashid’s family, this is time…

To have a member of one World Cup-winning squad is more than what a family wishes for. For Adil Rashid's kin, witnessing him to be part of two is something out of this world. The 34-year-old leg-break bowler from Bradford, Yorkshire, produced an eye-catching performance as England defeated a spirited…

Pay doesn’t reflect minority ethnic Britons’ academic success: Study

In a finding that would concern many, a study published by London's Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said while most minority ethnic groups in the UK have made significant progress in terms of educational achievement, "clear evidence" of discrimination in their pay and careers has remained. The study found…

Rishi Sunak: Migrant deal with France will make a difference,…

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said a new deal with France to tackle illegal migration across the Channel would "make a difference", but the numbers making the perilous crossing would not go down overnight. "I'm confident that we can get the numbers down but I also want to be honest…

Suella Braverman signs pact with France to tackle illegal migration

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Monday signed a new agreement with neighbouring France, which will see enhanced French patrols to curb the rising number of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel into England in dangerous small boats. The Indian-origin minister is in France to finalise the new arrangement, which…

Imran, Sharif shower praise on ‘brave’ Pakistan after World Cup…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and cricket great Imran Khan led tributes to Pakistan's valiant fight in Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final against England saying the country was proud of the team led by Babar Azam. https://twitter.com/CMShehbaz/status/1591759208588144641?s=20&t=wKTwjQN5BmHCVnJfmZz9nA Pakistan made a lion-hearted effort to defend a below-par total of 137-8 at the…

Confident that this group can lift World Cup: Matthew Hayden…

Pakistan cricket team mentor Matthew Hayden said that despite the defeat he was proud of the team for the fight that they put up against England in the T20 World Cup summit clash on Sunday at the MCG. Top performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their…

I will put my name in this month’s IPL auction:…

Adil Rashid's game-changing performances in England's T20 World Cup winning campaign could certainly make him a hot property at the upcoming IPL auction in Kochi on December 23. Rashid, who literally choked India and Pakistan in the semi-final and final with high-profile scalps like Suryakumar Yadav and Babar Azam, could…

What is anaemia as Olivia Attwood forced to quit I’m…

English television personality Olivia Attwood has revealed that she dropped out of the British survival reality show in a jungle environment - I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! after a couple of days of shooting due to being “dangerously anaemic,” the Independent, reports. The condition was spotted during a…

T20 WC: ‘Big Match Stokes’ powers England to second title…

Top performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, as they defeated Pakistan by five wickets in a gripping low-scoring final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. England delivered a fantastic performance with the ball, reducing Pakistan…

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responds to Pakistan PM’s ‘152/0…

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responded to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, after he took a dig at the Indian cricket team following their 10-wicket loss to England in the semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday (November 10). Pathan took Twitter to reply to Sharif’s tweet, saying…

Comeback in last four games has given us confidence: Babar…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam expressed that the team's return to form in the last four matches has boosted their confidence going into the T20 World Cup final against England while addressing a press conference on Saturday. Pakistan have found form at the right time, registering four consecutive victories to their…

What have India done since winning 50-Over World Cup? asks…

India has achieved absolutely "nothing" since winning the World Cup on home soil in 2011 and has been the most under-performing white-ball team in the history, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said on Friday (11). Vaughan blamed team's dated approach in white ball games for lack of performance following team's…

Ajay Devgn and Farhan Akhtar extend support to team India;…

A number of Bollywood celebrities expressed their thoughts as team India suffered a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of England in the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup on Thursday at Adelaide Oval. After the defeat in the semi-final, India lost a chance to play the finale where it…

Pakistan drawing inspiration from ’92 win over England: Hayden

Pakistan has soaked up stories from the landmark 1992 Cricket World Cup final win over England in the lead-up to Sunday's Twenty20 decider and hopes to share their own tales of triumph in years to come, team mentor Matthew Hayden said on Friday. Imran Khan's side beat England by 22…

We should back our family when times are tough: Virat…

After India's semi-final defeat to England in the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli's sister Bhawna showered the former skipper with love as he's the one who literally put his heart and soul to help the team reach the important stage of the tournament. "You put your best out there, you…

Wait for silverware continues for Virat Kohli, India’s greatest warrior…

After India's humiliating loss to England by ten wickets in the second semifinal of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup, the wait for the ultimate prize in the shortest format continues for Virat Kohli, the Men in Blue's greatest warrior in the history of this competition. Following his triumphant return…

500,000 UK workers leave workforce due to long-term sickness

According to an analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of people who are “economically inactive” and have left the workforce due to long-term sickness has risen by almost half a million and is around 2.5 million this summer. In 2019, this number was around 2.0…

Contrasting career paths of two leading ladies

The first challenge for an aspiring film star is to get a big break and then after that first step it is all about the choices they make. The right moves will elevate an actor or actress to great heights, but bad decisions can destroy a dream platform that very…

British Asians suffer largest fall in planned hospital care during…

British Asians experienced a much larger fall than other groups in planned hospital care during the pandemic, new analysis has revealed, highlighting how the health emergency worsened racial disparities. While age- and sex-standardised procedure rates fell by 44 per cent in the white group, the drop in elective procedure rates…

‘Devastated, gutted, hurt’: Hardik Pandya after India’s T20 World Cup…

Following his side's 10-wicket loss to England in the semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya took to social media to express his thoughts on his team's exit, saying that he is "Devastated, gutted, hurt." He also thanked the support staff and fans for their help…

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif’s takes dig at Team India after…

Top knocks from openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler powered England to an emphatic 10-wicket win over India in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Australia at Adelaide on Thursday. After the match, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took a brutal dig at the India…

Many seniors Indian players will not play T20 format next…

India's T20 squad will undergo a major transition in the next 24 months because senior players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravichandran Ashwin will be gradually eased out, BCCI sources said on Thursday. While it appears that Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik have played their last games in the…

T20 WC: We were not up to the mark with…

Following his side's ten-wicket loss to England in the semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said his side was not up to the mark with the ball and failed to hold their nerves and in executing their plans. Top knocks from openers Alex Hales and…

Next boss bats for ‘different approach’ to migration, says country…

The chief executive of retailer Next has said that the current immigration policy of the UK is crippling economic growth as he urged the government to let more foreign workers into the UK. Strong Brexit-backer Lord Wolfson said that the country needs a 'different approach' to migration to address the…

Experts slam India’s ‘timid’ Power-play approach after embarrassing semifinal defeat

Former cricketers Shane Watson and Nasser Hussain slammed India's 'timid' batting approach following team's embarrassing exit from the T20 World Cup, here on Thursday. England hammered India by 10 wickets with Alex Hales and Jos Buttler striking powerful half-centuries. As it was the case in the Group stage, India played…

India humiliated, England cruise into World Cup final

A thoroughly professional England annihilated an out-of- sync India by 10 wickets to sail into the World Cup final as Alex Hales and Jos Buttler's relentless hitting mortified Rohit Sharma's clueless attack on Thursday (10). England seemed to have saved their best for the grand stage as they reduced the…

Trendy vitamin IV drips may be dangerous – doctors warn

Doctors have warned that trendy vitamin IV drips do not work and may be dangerous. In the past few years, celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Chrissy Teigen have all posted on social media, pictures of themselves undergoing the therapy – triggering an increase in its popularity with clinics…

Qatar World Cup Preview

There is obviously another World Cup going on at the moment, but it will not be long before the world’s sporting attention turns to the Middle East’s first football World Cup. This is EasternEye’s comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the forthcoming competition. Who will win? We…

We don’t want to see India vs Pakistan final: Jos…

England captain Jos Buttler said that the team would like to play spoilsport to an India-Pakistan final clash ahead of their semi-final clash against India while speaking at a press conference in Adelaide on Wednesday. The wicketkeeper-batsman backed his team to win the semi-final against India on November 10 to…

One knock-out game won’t define me or any other player:…

India skipper Rohit Sharma understands the criticism about his underwhelming numbers in crunch games but would not appreciate if he or any other player is defined by failure in an odd high-stakes game. Rohit has struggled to make a substantial contribution in India’s total while competing in knock-out games at…

T20 WC: Azam, Rizwan find form, help Pakistan storm into…

Star batters Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan found form at the right moment, smashing key half-centuries to help Pakistan cruise into the final of the ICC T20 World Cup after defeating New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semifinal at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Men in Green…

EXCLUSIVE: MPs urge ministers stop demonising immigrants

The government must embrace immigrants who take risks setting up businesses, create jobs, and contribute billions of pounds to Britain’s economy. That is the call from MPs and business leaders who have spoken to Eastern Eye. They have told this newspaper that the home secretary, Suella Braverman, should be ashamed…

Merchant Taylors’ School to have new cricket facility named after…

Merchant Taylors' School, one of England's premier independent schools located in Northwood, is set to come up with a new cricket facility for not only the institution but also the wider cricket community aimed at transforming indoor cricket provision in the region and emerge as one of the best of…

Indians make up largest foreign-born residents in England and Wales:…

Nearly one in six people living in England and Wales last year were born outside the country and Indians constituted the largest chunk at 1.5 per cent of residents, according to latest statistics based on the country's 2021 census data. The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that India…

India will play New Zealand in T20 World Cup final,…

Former South African batter AB de Villiers has offered his prediction for the ICC T20 World Cup final, saying that India will play New Zealand in the summit clash and lift the trophy for the second time. The first semifinal of the tournament between New Zealand and Pakistan will take…

Zayn Malik writes open letter to PM Rishi Sunak urging…

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has written an open letter to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, urging him to offer free school meals for all children whose families are on Universal Credit. Currently, it is estimated that approximately 800,000 children in the U.K. are living in poverty, but still…

Academic’s research paves way for legal support for victims of…

Landmark research by a university professor has helped victims of transnational marriage abandonment to avail crucial legal support. The study by Prof Sundari Anitha, professor of gender, violence and work at University of Lincoln, has established a pattern of domestic abuse and controlling behaviour in transnational marriage abandonment cases for…

He has earned the right to be never written off:…

England's all-rounder Ben Stokes heaped praise on Virat Kohli ahead of the semi-final clash against India and said that the star Indian batter can never be written off given his performances, during a press conference in Adelaide on Tuesday. Stokes was referring to the recent slump that Kohli had gone…

The sisterhood of Muslim women uniting football and faith in…

On a soccer pitch in a central London park, Sisterhood Football Club - a Muslim women's team - is making a substitution. "Your hijab, tuck it in. It can't get in the way," a teammate calls out as the replacement player runs on. Despite the warmth of the afternoon, all…

Ethnic minority accents rank lowest in prestige hierarchy: Research

Accents associated with England’s industrial cities and ethnic minorities including Indians are ranked the lowest in the prestige hierarchy, new research has revealed. People from lower socio-economic backgrounds are more likely to be mocked or singled out because of the way they speak, the study by academics from the Accent…

Sri Lanka Cricket suspends Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of…

Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended from all forms of cricket by the Sri Lanka Cricket board after the batter was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a woman in Australia during the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday. "The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket decided…

SL cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney for alleged sexual…

Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was with the national squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia, was arrested on charges of sexual assault here on Sunday. It has been learnt that the 31-year-old Gunathilaka was arrested and taken to Sydney City police station in the wee hours of…

Nine police officers under investigations over racist conversations on duty

A top watchdog has opened investigations into the allegations that police officers responsible for guarding nuclear facilities and materials were engaged in racist and other offensive conversations. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said its two probes would look into the accusations that nine officers of the Civil Nuclear…

Shailesh Vara, envoy Nimisha Madhvani attend Peterborough event to mark…

A special event was held in Peterborough on Friday (4) to mark 50 years of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda and it was attended by, apart from dignitaries such as MP Shailesh Vara MP and Ugandan high commissioner Her Excellency (HE) Nimisha Madhvani, people who had left the east…

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street calls for lower goods tariffs…

Britain's trade negotiations with India should prioritise reducing tariffs on manufactured goods to benefit sectors like the automotive industry, the mayor of England's second biggest metropolitan area told Reuters. Britain and India are seeking to strike a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA), but missed a late October deadline set by…

There can be no longer be any outcry against the…

It’s safe to say that the cricket world is at loggerheads about how India’s women’s team beat England in a recent ODI at Lord’s in September. At the heart of the controversy was Deepti Sharma 'Mankading' Charlie Dean during a time when England looked to be on the way to…

Muslim hikers’ group alleges online abuse after Countryfile appearance

In a appalling allegation of racism, the founder of a Muslim hikers' group has said that it faced "shocking" online abuse since making an appearance on Countryfile. Haroon Mota from Coventry participated in an outdoor arts event that was filmed on Scafell Pike in September for the BBC special shown…

‘Budding beauty queen’ Rasvinder Agalliu removed from Met force after…

A 'glamorous' Met Police officer who wanted to be an actor has been removed from the service after police found narcotics, large amounts of cash and a cannabis farm at her London home, according to reports. PC Rasvinder Agalliu based at the Central West Command Unit was dismissed on Tuesday…

Morgue monster David Fuller admits abusing a total of 101…

A hospital electrician serving a full-life sentence in Britain for murdering two women and sexually abusing corpses in mortuaries on Thursday admitted defiling a further 23 dead women. David Fuller, 68, previously admitted strangling 25-year-old Wendy Knell and 20-year-old Caroline Pierce months apart in Kent, southeast England, in 1987. He…

EXCLUSIVE: Starmer tells Asians: “Thank you for making Britain better”

LABOUR does not take the British south Asian vote for granted, party leader Sir Keir Starmer told Eastern Eye. He also revealed his determination to work as “grown up” partners with the communities and his ambition to be the next prime minister. In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview prior to…

Damning UK report slams police for inadequate vetting of officers

A culture of misogyny and predatory behaviour is "prevalent" in many police forces across England and Wales, and fuelled by lax vetting standards, according to a report published Wednesday after a high-profile murder. Former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens was last year jailed for life for the kidnap, rape and…

Liz Truss forced out by Bank of England, not markets,…

Liz Truss succeeded Boris Johnson as the prime minister of Britain on September 6 with a promise to kick off a new era of growth by shaking up the country's economy. But the Conservative leader instead faced turmoil -- both on the economic and political front -- and it eventually…

Young man who died in car chase was ‘head over…

A young man who died in a high-speed car chase in southern England earlier this year had been madly in love with TikTok star Mahek Bukhari’s mother, more than twice older than him. Saqib Hussain and his friend, both aged 21, were killed after their Skoda Fabia was hit by…

Suella Braverman admits using private email for official documents six…

British home secretary Suella Braverman admitted Monday that she had used her personal phone for official documents six times - after being forced to resign over one lapse. Braverman, who is in charge of policing and domestic intelligence, has been under mounting fire since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak controversially reinstated…

Britain’s Hindus are ‘smart, rich and very well behaved’: Report

Hindus in the UK are “smart, rich and very well behaved” with just 0.4 per cent found in the country’s prisons in 2021, the lowest of any religious cohort, according to a media report, days after Rishi Sunak became Britain’s first Hindu Prime Minister. England and Wales are now home…

Man attacks UK migrant processing centre, kills himself

An attacker on Sunday threw firebombs at an immigration office used to process asylum seekers crossing the Channel in small boats and was later found dead. The attack came as the government seeks to curb record arrivals. Kent Police said that on Sunday morning "two or three incendiary devices" were…

Comedian Trevor Noah says he never said ‘entire UK is…

Noted comedian and television host Trevor Noah has defended himself following a row over his comments on the appointment of Britain’s new premier, saying he never said “the entire UK is racist” and was only responding to those who do not want Rishi Sunak in that role. Sunak, Britain’s first…

NHS doctor encourages others to get vaccinated with video message

Having received her own flu and COVID-19 booster doses at her local pharmacy this week, Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director for Primary Care at NHS England, and deputy lead for the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programmme, has recorded a video message encouraging others to get vaccinated without delay. The doctor states,…

Sajid Javid says Trevor Noah’s claim of racist ‘backlash’ against…

Former British cabinet minister Sajid Javid has slammed presenter and comedian Trevor Noah for claiming that Rishi Sunak experienced a racist “backlash” after becoming the first British Asian prime minister. Javid, who is of Pakistani origin, said that the Noah's claims were simply wrong and detached from reality. On Twitter,…

Picture warnings on sugary drinks can help curb child obesity…

Amid an obesity crisis in the UK and the US, experts have suggested that slapping cigarette-style warnings on sugary drinks may be able to help tackle child obesity. In the UK, every four in 10 children are either overweight or obese. Also, more than half of the adults fall into…

Two Conservative MPs question Suella Braverman’s return to Sunak’s Cabinet

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday (27) came under fresh pressure on the re-appointment of Indian-origin Suella Braverman as home secretary after two Conservative MPs questioned his decision, days after she quit over data breaches Braverman, 42, resigned from the Cabinet of former prime minister Liz Truss last week,…

Rochdale grooming gang members can be deported to Pakistan

A UK court Wednesday rejected an appeal against deportation to Pakistan by two members of a gang jailed a decade ago for grooming young girls for sex in northern England. In a ruling by an immigration tribunal, judges said there was a "very strong public interest" in removing the men…

Akshata Murty, billionaire wife of Rishi Sunak, runs three companies.…

Indian national Akshata Murty, the wife of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and daughter of Narayana Murty, co-founder of Infosys, the software giant, was recently in the news for allegedly saving millions in taxes from British tax authorities by using her non-domicile status. However, in April 2022 the 42-year-old Indian-born…

‘This could be a good thing…’ Trevor Noah responds to…

Comedian Trevor Noah put up a defense for new British leader Rishi Sunak after the first Indian-origin prime minister of the country was questioned by some racists over his non-white origins. Trevor Noah on his 'Daily Show' played a clip from a British radio show in which a caller explained…

Full representation of women, Black, and Asian people in judiciary…

New research by the Law Society of England and Wales has today discovered that if things are to continue the way they are, it will take more than 120 years for the judiciary to be fully representative. The Law Society is an independent professional body that works globally to support…

King Charles offered Diwali sweets to Rishi Sunak

King Charles, in a goodwill gesture, offered UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Diwali sweets as he performed his duty as head of state and formally appointed the new Conservative leader, the event which also coincided with the occasion of the most celebrated five-day "Festival of Lights" celebrated this week by…

“Succeed or fail, Sunak will be held to a higher…

I’m a patriot, I’m proud to be British, but I’m also realistic, writes Barnie Choudhury. It pains me to have to justify myself. Yet I feel I must. Why? Because I am a brown man, who was not born in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. I am an immigrant,…

Rishi Sunak, the Diwali PM who answered his country’s call

Rishi Sunak is already a marmite prime minister, writes Barnie Choudhury. Feted by his MP colleagues but rejected by the Conservative grass roots just six weeks ago (September 5). They accuse Sunak of causing Johnson’s downfall, rather than accept that it was the fault of his once next-door Downing Street…

‘An important yet curiously understated moment in British social history’

WHAT should you give a man who has got almost everything for Diwali? Most of Rishi Sunak’s parliamentary colleagues decided, after all, that the answer was the leadership of the Conservative party, unopposed, and the chance to be Prime Minister of his country. There are rarely many political rewards for…

‘To hell with spirit of game’: Hardik Pandya on ‘Mankading’

“To hell with the spirit of the game, we need to stop making a fuss about this”, star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is very clear in his head how the run out of the batter, backing up far at the non-striker’s end, should be perceived. The ICC has termed these kinds…

Sunak faces daunting task as he becomes UK prime minister

Rishi Sunak will face one of the greatest challenges of any new leader when he becomes British prime minister on Tuesday, needing to tackle a mounting economic crisis, a warring political party and a deeply divided country. The 42-year-old former finance minister becomes Britain's third prime minister in less than…

New NHS campaign urges South Asians to consider nursing as…

The NHS has launched a new campaign to encourage South Asian community to consider nursing as a career, the health service said in a statement. The ‘We Are The NHS’ campaign by NHS England, now in its fifth year, has been revamped to champion the extraordinary work of South Asian…

What is Rishi Sunak’s solution to Britain’s problems?

Since entering the contest to be British prime minister, Rishi Sunak has said little publicly about how he intends to run the country and how he would address multiple economic and political crises. Sunak ran unsuccessfully to be prime minister earlier this year, setting out a full policy platform. Although…

India, Pakistan on cusp of history to share pride as…

With Rishi Sunak on the threshold of becoming the first non-white prime minister of Britain, arch-rivals India and Pakistan are on the cusp of history to share a pride, though none of them played a role in it. Sunak’s grandparents originated from British India but their birthplace Gujranwala lies in…

‘I’m a big, big Star Trek fan since I was…

The second half of season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy, an animated television series created by Kevin and Dan Hageman for the streaming service Paramount+ and the cable channel Nickelodeon, is highly awaited. There are some prominent names on the voice cast of the series, including Jameela Jamil who voices…

Veteran economist Sushil Wadhwani invited to join UK government’s new…

Veteran Indian-origin economist Sushil Wadhwani has been invited to advise the UK government on the economy and financial markets as the country grapples with surging inflation and a weakening sterling. Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor of the exchequer in the outgoing government, announced the formation of the Economic Advisory Council comprising…

When TRS brought the taste of Diwali, to Trafalgar Square!

Each year, the Mayor of London's free annual family event is delivered in partnership with Diwali in London, at Trafalgar square. This year, TRS participated in the event as a proud sponsor bringing flavours, emotions, and the special tastes of Diwali to the event. TRS has been a household name…

From market chaos to ministerial exits, UK leader Truss’s time…

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is fighting for her political survival after only six weeks in the job. Below is a timeline: SEPT. 5 - TRUSS WINS LEADERSHIP CONTEST Truss is elected Conservative Party leader by the party's membership, winning 57% of the vote to succeed Boris Johnson. SEPT. 6…

‘Extraordinary mayhem’: Truss’s nightmare on Downing Street

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has enjoyed the shortest of political honeymoons -- her chaotic premiership apparently mortally wounded despite having barely begun. Discounting 10 days of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II, Truss had only a week before her political programme imploded, leading to the sacking of her…

Five-year UK child abuse inquiry to deliver conclusions

A five-year national inquiry into decades of child sex abuse in Britain will deliver its conclusions on Thursday, after hearing that politicians, church leaders and others in authority had failed to act or turned a blind eye. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), one of the largest and…

Jury sworn in to try TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, seven…

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of TikTok star Mahek Bukhari, her mother Ansreen and six others in connection with the death of two young men in a car crash in southern England earlier this year.The trial, scheduled to begin on Thursday is expected to last about…

Leicestershire Police apologise after Braverman slammed it for hate crime…

Leicestershire Police apologised for using a stock image and fictitious quote on a tweet in a campaign to encourage transgender people to report hate crime after home Secretary Suella Braverman criticised it, media reports said. The force now deleted the tweet which was posted during the National Hate Crime Awareness…

Soaring food prices push UK inflation back to 40-year high

British inflation jumped back above 10 percent in September on soaring food prices, official data showed Wednesday, with the country gripped by a cost-of-living crisis bedevilling the government. The Consumer Prices Index accelerated to 10.1 percent on an annual basis, up from 9.9 percent in August, the Office for National…

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly says beating of protester at Chinese…

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Wednesday the treatment of a protester seen being pulled into the grounds of a Chinese consulate and beaten was "unacceptable", and the government was considering further action. The altercation occurred on Sunday during a demonstration against Chinese President Xi Jinping in Manchester, northern…

Jubin Nautiyal concert in London and Leicester

LIVE PERFORMANCE THE BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND When: Saturday October 22 Where: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London SE3 9RQ What: The legendary Bollywood brass band continue their UK tour to celebrate 30 years of performing film songs in a unique way. Check the website for further dates. www.bollywoodbrassband.co.uk BOTOWN: THE…

Lord Jitesh Gadhia appointed as non-executive director to Bank of…

Lord Jitesh Gadhia has been appointed as the new non-executive director to the Court of the Bank of England along with Sabine Chalmers and Tom Shropshire, an official statement said on Tuesday (18). They will assume the role at the Bank’s Court in the coming months, the statement added. The…

Survey reveals ‘institutional racism’ in courts of England and Wales

More than half of legal professionals have said that judiciary is 'institutionally racist' in England and Wales, according to a new report published on Tuesday (18). Respondents to the study by the University of Manchester and barrister Keir Monteith KC, also revealed that they have witnessed at least one judge…

British PM Truss apologises for economic plan, spending cuts to…

Prime Minister Liz Truss has apologised for threatening Britain's economic stability after she was forced to scrap her vast tax-cutting plans and embark on a programme of "eye-watering" public spending cuts instead. Truss watched silently in parliament on Monday as her new finance minister Jeremy Hunt tore up the radical…

Jeremy Hunt reverses all of Liz Truss’ tax cuts

Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, on Monday (17) reversed entirely all of British Prime Minister Liz Truss' tax cuts and scaled back the expensive energy bills support in an emergency fiscal statement. Hunt's statement is an attempt to reassure the markets about the country's fiscal sustainability and…

‘We feel like a community that is under siege’: 180…

Several British Indian organisations have collectively urged prime minister Liz Truss to ensure security for the Hindu community which is “living in a state of fear” following the recent violence in the country. Some 180 entities, including the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha UK, said the Hindus “feel like a community…

Volunteers needed in England to support COVID-19 vaccination

NHS Volunteer Responders are calling for people in England to step forward and volunteer. There is a high demand for volunteer support at local sites to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme as 26 million people will be invited to come forward for the booster jab. We need people from…

New UK chancellor warns some taxes will rise in sign…

Britain's new finance minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that some taxes will have to go up, signalling another abrupt policy U-turn by Prime Minister Liz Truss who is battling to save her leadership just over a month into her term. In an attempt to appease financial markets that have…

Truss sacrifices finance minister, scraps tax plan in fight to…

British prime minister Liz Truss fired her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday and scrapped parts of their economic package in a desperate bid to stay in power and survive the market and political turmoil gripping the country. Kwarteng said he had resigned at Truss's request after being forced to…

Kwasi Kwarteng: End of a short road for UK’s finance…

Kwasi Kwarteng became the second shortest-serving British finance minister, paying the price for weeks of UK market tumult prompted by his controversial tax-slashing mini-budget. His sacking represents a humiliation for the Cambridge- and Harvard-educated former Chancellor of the Exchequer -- who as recently as Thursday insisted that he was "not…

You have asked me to stand aside as your Chancellor.…

British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed on Friday he had been sacked by Prime Minister Liz Truss, becoming the third chancellor to leave the government this year. "You have asked me to stand aside as your Chancellor. I have accepted," Kwarteng said in a letter to Truss, which he published…

Azeem Rafiq set to leave England shores after abuse and…

Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of racism at Yorkshire led to a series of reviews into the culture of the sport, is leaving England to protect his family from abuse and intimidation. (More Sports News) In 2020, the 31-year-old opened up about an "institutionally racist culture" at Yorkshire, including by former…

UK to honour 75 Indian students, alumni to mark South…

The UK is set to honour 75 Indian students and alumni for excellence in fields such as education, professional achievement, and making contributions to society, on the occasion of India's 75 years of Independence. On Wednesday (12), the nomination process for India's 75 achievers -- the Achievers Honours was declared…

Ousting under-fire UK PM Truss would be ‘disastrously bad idea’,…

British Prime Minister Liz Truss faced growing pressure on Thursday from lawmakers in her own party to rethink tax-cut plans that sent markets into turmoil, with one ally saying it would be a "disastrously bad idea" to oust her a month into the job. Truss's economic package, announced last month,…

Met Police to record ethnicity of drivers during stops

Britain’s largest police force has said it is actively working on the commitment to record the ethnicity of drivers stopped by its offers.The Metropolitan Police ran such a pilot in London for six months last year after being asked by the Mayor’s Action Plan on Accountability and Trust in Policing.However,…

More than 600 domestic and sexual abuse allegations against Met…

The Metropolitan Police has formed a specialist team to investigate domestic and sexual abuse allegations against police personnel, reports said. It was reported that the new Domestic and Sexual Offences Unit, nicknamed the Daso team, has received 625 complaints so far. The unit resembles the fictional unit, AC-12, in BBC…

NHS declares ‘amber alert’ due to shortage of blood supplies

British health officials on Wednesday (12) warned that non-urgent hospital operations could be cancelled due to a shortage in blood stocks, calling for more supplies. The warning came as NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), which collects blood and other tissues, issued its first "amber alert" warning. "Asking hospitals to limit…

Rafiq, Gale reprimanded for historical social media posts

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq and ex-head coach Andrew Gale are among five players who have been reprimanded by England’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) for historical social media posts, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said. Rafiq, who spoke out last year against the racism he faced at Yorkshire, apologised for…

Lubna Shuja becomes first Asian and first Muslim president of…

Lubna Shuja became first Asian, first Muslim and seventh female president of the Law Society of England and Wales. She assumed office on Wednesday (12) as the 178th president of the 200-year organisation that works globally to support and represent solicitors, promoting the highest professional standards, a statement said. Shuja…

Met officer Nadeem Patel charged after woman run over and…

Two Metropolitan Police officers, including a British Indian personnel, were charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was killed in an accident. Shante Daniel-Folkes, 25, from Norwood, died at the scene after being struck by a police car in Stockwell Road, Brixton, on June 9 last year.…

Classical Indian music festival features finest live performers

LIVE PERFORMANCE DARBAR FESTIVAL 2022 When: Until Sunday October 16 Where: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS What: The annual classical Indian music festival featuring the finest live performers. This year’s line-up includes Shubha Mudgal, Sabir Khan, Ramana Balachandran, Satyajit Talwalkar, Wahane Sisters, Pandit Uday Bhawalkar, Eeshar Singh, Yashwant…

Goa to lose £55m if visa rules not relaxed for…

A lawmaker in western Indian state of Goa has warned that the tourist hotspot will face a loss of Rs 500 crore (£55m) if visa conditions to UK tourists are not relaxed. Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and legislator Vijai Sardesai has urged the BJP government at the centre and…

Rise in tax-free cash bursaries for candidates aspiring to train…

Graduates applying to train as teachers in high-priority subjects are set to receive a rise to tax-free cash bursaries and scholarships from next year under the government's plans to recruit and retain top talent. For aspiring teachers starting their training in September next year, bursaries worth £27,000 and scholarships worth…

Lucy Letby denies murdering seven newborn babies

A neo-natal nurse went on trial in Britain on Monday, charged with the murder of seven babies in her care and the attempted killing of 10 others. Lucy Letby, 32, has denied murdering five boys and two girls, and attempting to murder another five boys and five girls between June…

MP Preet Kaur Gill calls for ‘urgent action’ over anti-Sikh…

Preet Kaur Gill, a British Sikh member of Parliament for the Opposition Labour Party, has written to UK ministers calling for “urgent action” over a spike in anti-Sikh hate crimes in the country. In her role as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Sikhs, Gill has…

Liz Truss hands Trade Minister’s job to Rishi Sunak’s ally

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday (10) handed a junior trade minister's job to an ally of her leadership rival Rishi Sunak, in a move seen as an attempt to rally the governing Conservative Party behind her and curb rebellious moves on the backbenches. Greg Hands, a vocal supporter…

Six police officers and an ex-officer face probe over ‘offensive’…

UK police watchdog has started a criminal investigation against six serving police officers and a former officer over 'discriminatory, derogatory or pornographic' messages on a WhatsApp group, according to reports. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched the probe against five officers serving with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary…

Docs slammed cold weather plan after Brits advised to consult…

NHS England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), and the Met Office’s joint cold weather plan for England which was updated this week have advised Britons to 'speak to your GP before starting any exercise this winter'. A section in the plan entitled ‘main public health messages’ states that individuals…

High-profile England cricketer being probed for using racist slur P***…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is believed to be investigating a ‘high-profile’ player following claims that he hurled racist slurs at his former team-mate years ago.According to a Sportsmail report, the player in the eye of the latest storm hitting English cricket used the derogatory word P*** against…

This Llanelli imposter made £28,000 by taking 150 driving tests…

A woman was jailed and has been ordered to pay a penalty of more than £27,000 for taking 150 illegal driving tests in England and Wales, according to reports. Inderjeet Kaur of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, took driving tests for other people in Swansea, Carmarthen, Birmingham and London and earned more than…

Only half of Generation Z found to be straight –…

According to a new study and polling that was undertaken by LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall and Ipsos, there seem to be stark generational differences with regard to sexual attraction. The latest discovery is that only half of Generation Z are entirely attracted to people of the opposite sex. For the purposes…

UK not asking people to use less energy, minister says

Britain is not asking people to use less energy, climate minister Graham Stuart said on Friday (7), despite a warning from the National Grid that homes and businesses could face three-hour planned blackouts this winter. "We're not in the business of telling people how to live their lives," Stuart said…

UK nurses begin biggest strike ballot in more than 100…

More than 300,000 members of Britain's largest nursing union will begin voting on Thursday over a strike to demand a pay rise that keeps up with soaring inflation, the biggest ballot in its 106-year history. The Royal College of Nursing said it had been forced into the move after years…

More than two-thirds of hate crimes recorded in England and…

More than two-thirds of hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales in the year to March 2022 were racist.Government data showed 109,843 out of the total 155,841 hate crimes recorded during the period were racist. There was a 26 per cent year-on-year spike in overall hate crimes and…

Suella Braverman blames Leicester riots on new migrants: ‘Unexamined drive…

Britain’s Indian-origin Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, has blamed the recent “riots” in Leicester following an India-Pakistan cricket match on uncontrolled migration into the UK and the failure of newcomers to integrate. In her first speech since being appointed home minister at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham on Tuesday…

Return of musical icons of the nineties

LIVE PERFORMANCE MUSIC OF INDIA: ROOPA PANESAR When: Sunday October 9 Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB What: The British sitar maestro, accompanied by tabla master Yashwant Vaishnav, presents an evening of the very best of Indian classical music. www.curveonline.co.uk DARBAR FESTIVAL 2022 When: Thursday October 13-Sunday…

EXCLUSIVE: Asian Tory verdict: “Incompetence risks damaging party”

Prime minister, Liz Truss, and chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, have “risked” the Conservative Party’s election chances because of their “incompetent handling” of the mini budget, Asian parliamentarians have told Eastern Eye.   In a so-called mini budget on September 23, Kwarteng abolished the 45p higher tax rate. However, on Monday (3) the…

Ethnic minorities likely to live in ‘highly air polluted’ areas…

A new study has revealed that minorities are over three times more likely to live in areas in England with ‘very high' air pollution, according to a report. The study by Friends of the Earth, by analysing government data on air pollution, focusing on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and small particulate…

‘Test cricket is hard work. I’m 35 and something’s got…

England all-rounder Moeen Ali said he has closed the door on a return to test cricket after having an "honest" conversation with coach Brendon McCullum. Moeen made his test debut in 2014 and went on to score 2,914 runs in 64 tests at an average of 28.29, picking up 195…

UK’s Truss refuses to rule out welfare cuts to fund…

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has refused to rule out cutting benefit payments by less than soaring inflation to help fund her tax-cutting growth plan in what is likely to spark the next political rebellion over her economic plans. Truss and her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng are racing to set…

UK to propose asylum ban on Channel migrants

British interior minister Suella Braverman will set out plans on Tuesday for new powers which would ban migrants who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum, a government source said. The government has been under pressure to deal with the rising number of people making dangerous journeys despite plans to…

Bird flu: What happens if you consume an infected chicken?

With the virus being detected across 155 sites so far, and 47.5m birds being culled since last autumn, the UK continues to be affected by one of the worst avian flu outbreaks in its history. According to the National Farmers' Union (NFU), avian flu H5N1 has been confirmed in captive…

Manisha Tailor: First female Assistant Head of Coaching in English…

Manisha Tailor been named as QPR’s Community Captain in recognition of her incredible work in becoming Assistant Head of Coaching at the club. Manisha is the first woman of South Asian heritage to hold such a role in the English game. The Community Captain accolade is being given to more…

Ben Stokes in verbal duel with Harsha Bhogle after Indian…

England's Test captain Ben Stokes was involved in a verbal duel with Indian commentator and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle over Charlie Dean's 'Mankad' dismissal last month. India bowler Deepti Sharma ran out England's Dean for the final wicket in a one-dayer at Lord's after the non-facing batter had stepped out…

Coach Manisha Tailor calls for greater diversity in football

Football coach and author Manisha Tailor has called for action to bring more British Asian women to the top division of the game.Despite making up the largest single ethnic minority female group, South Asian women account for just 0.3 per cent in the top division of football.Tailor, who trained as…

Indian tech firm Mphasis to create 1,000 jobs in northern…

Bengaluru-headquartered global technology and business process outsourcing company Mphasis will create 1,000 jobs in the northern England region of West Yorkshire, according to the regional Mayor who has just returned from a visit to India. West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin led a trade mission to India recently and announced on…

‘Plunder of India…’Putin rails against Western powers in his speech

Accusing the West of provoking colour revolution in any country for geopolitical gains, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that the West has "plundered" countries like India in contradiction to the values of "truth, freedom and justice," according to Reuters translation of Putin's speech. "The West ... began its…

Half of Brits think new UK PM Truss should quit:…

New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss's early missteps have prompted turmoil in her personal poll ratings, as well as financial markets, with a survey Friday finding half of Britons think she should resign. Less than four weeks into the top job, and a week after the disastrous unveiling of a…

Truss: I recognise there has been market disruption

British Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Friday she recognised there had been some financial market disruption following the government's so-called mini-budget and that it was important monetary and fiscal policy are coordinated. Truss has so far argued market turbulence following the announcement of planned tax cuts a week ago…

NHS nurses not eating to feed and clothe their children,…

Nurses are skipping meals to feed and clothe their children, and staff are finding it hard to make the journey to work due to rising living costs, a new survey (weblink) reveals. Every trust that responded reported concerns about the mental, physical, and financial wellbeing of staff as a result…

What to Expect from the 2022 World Cup

With the kick-off date for this year’s unique winter FIFA World Cup fast approaching, it’s time to get excited, start building your fantasy teams, sort out your tickets, or find a comfortable seat to stream the game. With pools of footballing talent overflowing from every corner of the world, this…

Top 5 Sports in the World Ranked

Top Five World Ranked Sports   Sport is one of the most popular pastimes for people around the world, both for playing and watching. Most people first get excited about a particular sport when they play it at a young age, while they eventually become even more interested when watching…

Top court says ‘human rights’ protections were no defence to…

The laws protecting human rights do not shield protesters involved in significant criminal damage from conviction, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled in a verdict which could set precedent for future trials.During her tenure as the attorney general, Suella Braverman had made a referral to the court…

Leicester violence: Lord Popat urges Braverman to ‘restore the ability…

Conservative Peer Lord Dolar Popat has written to British home secretary Suella Braverman seeking immediate action to ease tension in Leicester. In his letter, Lord Popat, the first Gujarati to represent the Tories in House of Lords, has urged the minister to "restore the ability of people in the country…

England cricket board reports more progress to promote equity across…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday (29) set out the continued progress that cricket is making in its commitment to promote equity, diversity and inclusion, at all levels of the game. Since the announcement of cricket’s game-wide action plan in November 2021, the ECB has continued to…

UK must continue to use water wisely as drought remains…

Most of England remains in drought and careful management of water resources will be needed throughout the winter, Britain's National Drought Group said on Wednesday. England had its sixth driest summer on record, according to Met Office data, with drought officially declared in parts of England in August for the…

Truss breaks silence on markets slump, defends her ‘controversial’ tax…

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday defended her tax cuts policy, despite it triggering market turmoil and forcing a Bank of England intervention to prevent "material risk" to the economy. "We had to take urgent action to get our economy growing, get Britain moving, and also deal with inflation,"…

Half of adults in England and Wales receive ‘phishing’ messages,…

New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that half of adults in England and Wales received a 'phishing' message for the year ending March 2022. According to results from the Telephone-operated Crime Survey of England and Wales (TCSEW), those aged 25 to 44 years are most likely…

Philadelphia Eagles: Untouched, unfazed, and undefeated after NFL Week 3

NFL pre-season predictions arrive in abundance each year. Still, I can guarantee that almost nobody anticipated we'd be looking at the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins as the only undefeated teams three weeks into the 2022/23 football schedule. OK, perhaps a handful of psychopaths made this prediction. But I…

IMF and Moody’s censure UK policy, Bank of England says…

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ratings agency Moody's criticised Britain's new economic strategy, as investors braced for more havoc in bond markets that has already forced the Bank of England to promise "significant" action. The statements overnight from the IMF and Moody's piled more pressure on new finance minister…

Report: Looming pharmacy collapse is a national emergency

A new report has warned that thousands of community pharmacies are facing closures due to the sector’s financial position. The report by Professor David Taylor of University College London coincides with the release of opinion poll which showed that pharmacy closures would lead to unnecessary GP appointments and a deteriorating…

‘Being yourself is the most beautiful accessory you can wear’:…

Twenty-three-year-old Anjali Sinha from Essex, who recently won Miss London 2022, is now gearing up for Miss England final 2022 in Coventry this year. The lucky winner of Miss England 2022 will qualify for the Miss World international beauty pageant. In a freewheeling interview with Eastern Eye, the beauty pageant…

Pound hits record low versus dollar, markets hit by recession…

The pound hit a record low against the dollar Monday on surging fears about the UK economy after the government unveiled a huge tax-cutting budget. The selloff came as equity markets across Asia and Europe fell again owing to a growing expectation that central bank interest rate hikes to fight…

Will back my players, it shows our awareness: Harmanpreet on…

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur came out in support of all-rounder Deepti Sharma after the latter ran out England's Charlotte Dean at the non-striker end while she was backing up, an act known as 'Mankading', saying that the act speaks about her players' awareness during the game. Sometimes, the batter at…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Greatest Monarch’

POLITICIANS, religious leaders and members of the public have spoken of their pride at attending the funeral of the Queen and laying to rest the “greatest monarch” ever. The Queen’s funeral service took place on Monday (19) at Westminster Abbey, where hundreds of heads of states, foreign royalty and public…

Kamal Pankhania welcomes stamp duty cut; urges more reforms

Kamal Pankhania, CEO of Westcombe Group, has welcomed the government decision to cut the rate of stamp duty through increasing thresholds at which people need to pay. British Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday (23) announced that stamp duty, a tax on house purchases, will be cut to help families to…

Britain sends investors fleeing with historic tax cuts and borrowing

Britain's new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unleashed historic tax cuts and huge increases in borrowing on Friday in an economic agenda that floored financial markets, sending sterling and British government bonds into freefall. Kwarteng scrapped the country's top rate of income tax, cancelled a planned rise in corporate taxes and…

King Arthur’s birthplace Tintagel Castle at risk from climate change:…

The cliff-top ruins of an ancient castle long claimed as the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur is "at risk of being lost for ever" as climate change quickens the pace of coastal erosion, a UK heritage body warned on Friday. Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, southwest England, attracts tens of…

Suella Braverman vows full force of law against Leicester ‘thuggery’

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has met with local police officers and Hindu and Muslim community leaders in Leicester and assured them that thugs behind recent violent clashes would face the full force of the law. During a visit to the eastern England city on Thursday, the Indian-origin Cabinet minister…

Church of England bans Desmond Tutu’s daughter from leading funeral…

The Church of England has prohibited the late Desmond Tutu's daughter from leading her godfather's funeral as 'she is married to a woman', media reports said. Mpho Tutu van Furth is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Washington DC. She was invited to preside over the funeral of Martin…

University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

Britain's University of Cambridge said on Thursday it had benefited from the proceeds of slavery over its history, and promised to expand scholarships for Black students and fund more research into the murderous trade. The acknowledgement comes as a string of leading institutions - from the bank of england to…

Nigel Farage: Lawmakers who ‘promoted multiculturalism and diversity’ are responsible…

Far-right British politician Nigel Farage has alleged that politicians who promoted the policy of multiculturalism are responsible for the ongoing violence in Leicester. Virtually every single MP in Westminster is responsible for the ethnic and religious violence seen in Leicester, Farage wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (21). "They decided to…

Met Police not properly recording grounds for strip and search:…

The Metropolitan Police needs to improve its recording of the grounds for stop and search, a watchdog has found. His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) estimated in its report that close to 76 per cent of all stop and searches conducted by Scotland Yard during…

Harmanpreet powers India women to first series win in England…

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a scintillating unbeaten ton to power India to a comprehensive 88-run win in the second ODI, that sealed country’s first series win against England since 1999. A vintage Harmanpreet rekindled the memories of 2017 World Cup with a magnificent 143 not out which came off just…

Ira Mathur: Reclaiming the past

Award-winning journalist’s debut novel explores family, empire and migration Being introduced to centuries-old stories connected Ira Mathur to writing from a very young age. This led towards an award-winning career as a multi-media journalist and writing newly published debut novel Love The Dark Days. The creative memoir, written like a…

How Divian Ladwa is breaking ground for British Asian talent

Versatile actor discusses his new film, inclusive casting and inspirations British actor Divian Ladwa has balanced acclaimed roles on television, radio, and theatre with eye-catching performances in international films such as Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Personal History of David Copperfield and the recently released Mr Malcolm’s List. He has…

UK elections watchdog calls for action to prevent abuse and…

Many candidates at the May elections reported experiencing abuse, threatening behaviour and intimidation, the UK’s elections watchdog revealed.The Electoral Commission’s reports found that while 40 per cent of candidates in England and Wales reported intimidation in elections, the proportion went up to 44 per cent in Scotland. But it was…

“We won’t tolerate unrest in our city”

Outsiders are coming to Leicester to cause tensions among the city’s south Asian communities, sources have told Eastern Eye. In the past three weeks, police arrested 47 people following violence in the city. Last weekend (16-17), they arrested 18 suspects, and some of those were from outside the city, sources…

Lincolnshire celebrates India Day

LIVE PERFORMANCE Lincolnshire India Day When: Saturday September 24 Where: The Engine Shed, Lincoln, LN67TS What: Free event by the Indian Cultural Organisation of Lincolnshire, which will present a day of live classical, Bollywood, and Bhangra performances, along with offering delicious Indian food. There will be free and exciting workshops…

Why you should eat fewer carbs

Diabetes UK estimates that one in three adults in the UK have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood glucose levels are above normal but below the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. Around 90% of those with diabetes have type 2 diabetes which is usually caused by obesity. Type 2 diabetes is a…

‘The toxic messages of hate and fake news being spread…

The UK police said on Tuesday (20) that they have made 47 arrests as part of an ongoing operation to deter further disorder in the eastern England city of Leicester, which saw scenes of violence over the weekend. The development comes as the Indian High Commission in London issued a…

Leicester violence: Hindus and Muslims make joint appeal for harmony

Leaders of the Hindu and Muslim communities in the eastern England city of Leicester presented a united front on Tuesday as they appealed for harmony in the wake of violent clashes following an India-Pakistan cricket match, which has led to 47 arrests. Pradyumna Das, President of the city’s ISKCON Temple,…

Moeen Ali ‘proud’ to lead England in Pakistan T20s

Allrounder Moeen Ali said Sunday that captaining England against Pakistan -- where his family have roots -- was a "huge and proud moment". England are on their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years, and will play seven Twenty20s. The first T20 will be played in Karachi on Tuesday. Captain…

‘This is terrible and disturbing’: Ex-envoy to UK Ruchi Ghanashyam…

Following the eruption of clashes in the British city of Leicester due to the defeat of Pakistan by India in the Asia Cup match on August 28, former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ruchi Ghanashyam said that the incident is very disturbing and a development of grave concern.…

‘Make sure you do what you’re supposed to do’: Biden…

Expressing his condolences to the royal family, US President Joe Biden on Sunday (local time) paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth's coffin and said that the Queen had always reminded him of his mother. While mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth, Biden remembered Queen's warm candour and said, "The way…

Police appeal for calm as India-Pak post-match ‘disorder’ spills over…

Police is calling for calm after clashes between fans following an India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match at the end of last month spilled over into "serious disorder" on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday in the city of Leicester in eastern England. Reports circulating on social media claimed the…

Undertaker explains ‘preserving’ process after death of royals

As the Queen lies-in-state at Westminster Hall before being removed for Monday's state funeral at Westminster Abbey, many have questioned how Her Majesty's coffin can be publicly displayed for so long. One mortician has taken to TikTok to explain the procedures. TikTok mortician 'AskTheUndertakr', who uses his platform to answer…

Racially and religiously aggravated crimes hit record high in England…

Racially and religiously aggravated crimes have hit new record in England and Wales, according to the latest figures from the Home Office. Police are investigating more than 80,133 crimes motivated by either racism or religious intolerance in the year ending March 2022, reported the Wales Online. There were 76,884 offences…

Filming for Tom Cruise starrer Mission Impossible 8 paused due…

Tom Cruise recently faced a rather unusual setback on the sets of the much-anticipated Hollywood biggie Mission: Impossible 8. The actor and his crew were forced to stop production after a flock of sheep invaded the sets in England’s Lake District, according to reports. Photos that have been doing the…

King Charles pledges ‘additional duty’ to protect faith diversity of…

King Charles III has pledged to uphold the “additional duty” as a new monarch of protecting the diversity of the UK and be a sovereign of all communities around the Commonwealth. Addressing a group of faith leaders on Friday evening in the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace, where just days…

Carlo Ancelotti reveals the two sides most likely to win…

With only a couple of months to go until the World Cup in Qatar, anticipation levels are reaching fever pitch and the participating teams are fine-tuning their preparations. As always, there has been frenzied debate about who will clinch the coveted Jules Rimet trophy and there is a phalanx of…

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in numbers

Here are a few numbers related to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. 1,500 The number of miles (2,414 kilometres) travelled by the new King Charles III in his first week on the throne. Charles began his reign with visits to Scotland, where he was at the…

Prince William ‘cyber-dated’ Britney Spears before he met Kate Middleton

American singer-songwriter Britney Spears has claimed that she and Prince William had a 'cyber relationship' during their teenage years before he met Kate Middleton. Spears revealed that she and Prince William had an email interaction while they were teenagers in an interview with talk show host Frank Skinner in 2002.…

Federer to call time on glittering career after next week’s…

Roger Federer, regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket and who took the sport to new levels during a career spanning more than two decades, will retire after next week's Laver Cup in London. The 41-year-old, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and…

Blue light from LED can harm human and animal health…

Throughout evolution, humans have lived with stable and regular cycles of light and darkness until the beginning of the 20th century, when the pattern started to change – first with the widespread use of artificial lighting at night and, then more recently, due to our increased exposure to white light…

Delicious tribute to Gujarati cuisine

Urvashi Roe discusses her new cookbook and gives top tips Brand new cookbook Biting Biting – Snacking Gujarati-style celebrates an old family tradition of being able to quickly whip up food for impending visitors or last-minute unannounced guests. Working mother Urvashi Roe has come up with a sumptuous book loaded…

EXCLUSIVE: “King Charles be defender of all faiths” 

SENIOR SOUTH ASIAN and Black leaders have urged King Charles to make sure their communities continue to have a strong influence on Britain’s future. While he was a prince, the new monarch was outspoken on issues which concerned him. They included highlighting the dangers of climate change, the benefits of…

‘Queen’s Counsel’ no more, ‘King’s Counsel’ return to UK courts…

The former Prince Charles is not the only one getting used to having "King" in his title all of a sudden. About 1,900 elite UK lawyers and hundreds of others in Commonwealth countries who held the rank of "Queen's Counsel" became "King's Counsel" when Queen Elizabeth died last week, instantly…

Marsh, Starc, Stoinis ruled out of India tour due to…

Australia will miss the services of Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis in the three-match T20 International tour of India after the trio was ruled for the series on Wednesday due to injuries. While Starc has been suffering from a knee injury, Marsh and Stoinis have been ruled out…

Queen Elizabeth II lookalike to quit the job after 34…

Mary Reynolds who is famous for looking uncannily similar to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has said that she will give up the job after 34 years, “out of respect” for the late monarch who passed away on September 8. Speaking to the PA news agency, Reynolds said she felt "lucky"…

Thousands of hospital appointments postponed due to Queen’s funeral

A bank holiday on the day of the Queen’s funeral has prompted the postponement of thousands of “non-urgent” surgeries and clinic appointments, media reports said on Tuesday. “The day of the State Funeral will be treated as a bank holiday so please go ahead and start rescheduling patients,” openDemocracy quoted…

Free-speech campaigners slam police for arresting anti-monarchy protesters in UK

Rights groups have deplored the arrests of anti-monarchy protesters in the UK during events following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Two young people have been arrested in Scotland since Sunday over breach of peace and public order while a man was rounded up in England for similar reasons. The…

Man arrested after claiming Mecca pilgrimage for Queen

Saudi authorities have arrested a man who claimed to have travelled to the Muslim holy city of Mecca to perform an umrah pilgrimage on behalf of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The man, a Yemeni national, on Monday published a video clip of himself on social media at the Grand…

Darling late mother set example of selfless duty: Britain’s King…

King Charles III on Monday (12) addressed Parliament for the first time as Britain's monarch during which he pledged to follow the example of selfless duty set by his "darling late mother" Queen Elizabeth II in upholding "the precious principles of constitutional governance. Responding to the condolences offered by the…

Did you know Queen Elizabeth II visited Kamal Haasan’s film…

With the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II, people across the world have expressed grief. Many political leaders, diplomats, actors, and famous personalities have mourned the loss of the longest-serving UK Monarch. Many Bollywood actors like Shilpa Shetty uploaded a picture with the Queen and remembered her by paying condolences…

FACTBOX-How King Charles’ accession to the throne is formalised

Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history, died on Thursday (8) aged 96, and her son Charles succeeded to the throne immediately. Here is an explanation of the protocol surrounding the official accession of a new monarch and Saturday's ceremony formally proclaiming Charles as king. An Accession Council has…

All or nothing: the biggest derbies in Premier League football

As Graham Potter takes over the reins from Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, his first test will come at Craven Cottage against local rivals Fulham. While definitely a derby, it is not one of the league’s fiercest rivalries. Instead, here is a look at the top derbies in Premier League football.…

Trevor Sinclair accuses Queen of allowing racism to ‘thrive’, pulled…

Football pundit Trevor Sinclair has has been taken off air by TalkSport after the former English footballer tweeted that the Queen allowed racism to thrive in England within hours of Buckingham Palace confirming the Monarch's death, media reports said. Sinclair tweeted: "Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s &…

Sylvester Stallone to Daniel Craig, Hollywood celebs mourn demise of…

Hollywood celebrities, mourned the demise of the longest-serving monarch of the UK, Queen Elizabeth II on social media. Actor Daniel Craig in his statement, wrote, "I, like so many, was deeply saddened by the news today and my thoughts are with The Royal Family, those she loved and all those…

King Charles to now drive without a licence, travel without…

The UK's new king will travel without a passport and drive without a licence, own all the mute swans in England and may continue a tradition of celebrating his birthday twice a year. Here is a list of unusual facts about Britain's new monarch. No licence or passport  King Charles…

Zero to 370 million: Queen Elizabeth II in numbers

During her record-breaking reign, Queen Elizabeth II racked up an array of statistics. Here are some numbers associated with her life and reign: 0  She was a frequent traveller, but she had no passport as she was the one who issued the document. Her name was on the passports of…

EXPLAINER-Britain’s rules of succession for a new sovereign

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's monarch for more than seven decades, died on Thursday aged 96. The following is an explanation of the rules of the British court regarding the accession of a new sovereign and a description of the powers and responsibilities of the monarch. Under the British constitution, a sovereign…

Queen Elizabeth’s family rushes to side of ailing monarch

Britain's royal family rushed to be with Queen Elizabeth after doctors said they were concerned about the health of the 96-year-old monarch on Thursday and said she should remain under medical supervision. The queen, Britain's longest-reigning sovereign and the world's oldest monarch, has been suffering from what Buckingham Palace has…

Ex-minister Nusrat Ghani who claimed ‘Muslimness’ behind her sacking inducted…

Nusrat Ghani, the Muslim Conservative member of the parliament (MP) from Wealden who was allegedly sacked as transport minister in the past because of her faith, was on Wednesday (7) appointed as the minister of state at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy as the new government of…

Rosie Raja: Churchill’s Spy – Compelling adventure of young girl…

Acclaimed British author Sufiya Ahmed has shown comprehensively that she writes children’s books well. Her biggest strength is putting relatable protagonists into unique situations and getting those who have been largely invisible seen, with the excellent Ruby Ali’s Mission Break Up being a perfect example. She continues that trend, with…

Darling of the UK right, Braverman gets govt’s toughest job

New UK interior minister Suella Braverman is admired by the right for her attacks on "woke" politics but her legal acumen will be put to the test when tackling one of the government's toughest jobs. Braverman, 42, was appointed attorney general a year ago, serving as the government's principal legal…

Truss to meet cabinet, face MPs on first full day…

Britain's new prime minister Liz Truss convenes her senior ministers for an inaugural cabinet meeting on Wednesday on her first full day in office, before she faces a barrage of questions in parliament. Truss, who officially became leader Tuesday at an audience with the head of state Queen Elizabeth II…

New law to make it easier for overseas nurses and…

The UK will soon introduce a new legislation to make it easier for overseas nurses and dentists to work in the country, The Guardian reported. The move is to increase overseas recruitment to tackle the NHS staffing crisis. According to health secretary Steve Barclay, the new rules will make it…

Incoming UK prime minister Truss faces a country in crisis

The UK's new prime minister, Liz Truss, takes power following a "summer of discontent" and as Britons tighten their belts in response to double-digit inflation and soaring energy costs. "We have a historically huge shock to the cost of living and incomes," said James Smith, research director of the Resolution…

Liz Truss vows tax cuts after winning vote to be…

Liz Truss will become Britain's next prime minister after winning a leadership race for the governing Conservative party on Monday, vowing to press ahead with promises of tax cuts and to deal with a growing energy crisis. After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive leadership contest, Truss, currently the…

NHS whistleblower Shyam Kumar stands ‘vindicated’ after winning case against…

An orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded compensation over his unfair dismissal from England’s health and adult social care regulator. Shyam Kumar had raised patient safety concerns during his part-time job in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a special adviser on hospital inspections. The Manchester Employment Tribunal ruled his disengagement…

Fears of ‘massive’ bills as energy crisis hits UK schools

Rachael Warwick, who oversees three schools in southeast England, has had to sign a new contract to heat and light their buildings at tariffs that she describes as "eye-watering". The executive head teacher of Ridgeway Education Trust in Oxfordshire calculates that if the schools she runs use the same amount…

Chris Rock says Will Smith slapped him over ‘the nicest…

Comedian Chris Rock addressed the Will Smith Oscars slap during his latest comedy show with Dave Chappelle in England. According to Fox News, At the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Thursday, Rock and Chappelle kicked off their combined tour and talked about being attacked while onstage. "Did that s--t…

Families in UK to receive targeted support to improve school…

Schools are being advised to work in partnership with councils and consider targeted family support or home visits where there are barriers to attending school, a statement said on Friday (2). This is part of a package of new and innovative measures to ensure that more children are in school…

Asian families more likely to be led by married couple…

A review published yesterday by Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has found that there are fewer ‘traditional’ nuclear family units in the UK. To tackle ethnic disparities, and as part of Inclusive Britain, (the Government’s response to the 2021 Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities) -…

Universal free school meals will support a quarter of a…

An extra 270,000 children in London could receive free school meals, saving families struggling with the cost of living up to £440 a year per child, if provision was extended to all primary school pupils, a research initiative taken by London mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed. The mayor has reiterated…

Cricket-England drop Roy, welcome back Woakes and Wood for T20…

England dropped out-of-form opener Jason Roy and welcomed back fit-again seamers Chris Woakes and Mark Wood in their squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia beginning next month. Roy has been an integral part of England's white-ball squad and his explosive batting at the top of the order embodied…

Greenpeace drops boulders on UK seabed to block bottom-trawling fishing

Greenpeace UK on Friday said it had dropped 18 large boulders on the seabed in a marine conservation zone off the coast of southwest England to prevent "destructive" industrial fishing. The environmental campaigners sailed to the western part of the Channel between the UK and France, loaded with the boulders…

Games of Thrones King Joffrey aka Jack Gleeson marries girlfriend…

The popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" actor Jack Gleeson, who played the annoying young King Joffrey, wed his long-term fiancee last weekend in a "very simple" ceremony at a small church in his native Ireland, according to the priest who officiated the wedding. "Very simple, prayerful and dignified marriage…

Britain’s new PM faces an 80s playlist: recession, unrest and…

Britain's prime minister in waiting Liz Truss models herself on Margaret Thatcher, judging by her photo ops echoing famous images of the country's first female premier. If Truss becomes leader of the ruling party on Monday as is widely expected, she'll need all the grit and guile of the Iron…

Dr Karan Jutlla appointed new Alzheimer’s Society ambassador; says ‘outdated’…

Dr Karan Juttla, author of a report which has claimed that South Asian people living with dementia in the UK and their families are being failed by a culturally inclusive support after their diagnoses, has been appointed as the new ambassador of Alzheimer's Society. Her appointment came on the occasion…

Nearly half of UK children now grow up outside ‘traditional’…

A major study has found that nearly half of the children in the UK now grow up outside a traditional nuclear family. A review published today by Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England, states that 44% of those born in 2000 didn't live with both biological parents…

UK cost of living crisis sees surge in pet abandonments:…

The UK's leading animal charity on Tuesday blamed spiralling costs and the huge upsurge in pet ownership during the pandemic for a 24-per cent rise in pet abandonments this year. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) reported 22,908 abandonments in the first seven months of…

Ishwar Sharma: Meet this 12-year-old yoga prodigy from Kent

Last month, Indian-origin yoga prodigy Ishwar Sharma was honoured by the government of the southern Indian state of Karnataka at the Yogathon 2022 event held at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, the state capital. He was honoured by the state's sports minister, C Narayanagowda. At 12, Ishwar is already an…

NHS Trust prompts outrage for using term ‘birthing people’ instead…

A woke NHS Foundation Trust sparks rage for saying “birthing people” instead of “mothers” or “women” in a Twitter post that said it was seeking “birthing people” to provide feedback on its perinatal services. Perinatal care is a broad term that refers to the treatment that is received while a…

Congressman Krishnamoorthi seeks action against woman for hate crime against…

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has asked the police in Dallas to prosecute to the full extent of the law the woman responsible for the hate-motivated harassment and assault on four women of Indian descent last week, saying such bigoted attacks victimise not only those targeted by them but also broader…

‘Secure and cheap’: Albanians migrants sneak into UK via Dublin

While the government is grappling with the issue of migrants illegally crossing the English Channel, Albanians are sneaking into the UK via Ireland exploiting the porous border between the two countries. All Albanians have to do to reach Britain is to get fake European Union identity documents and fly to…

Asians and Black patients in England wait longer than white…

Asians have to wait five days longer than white people for cancer diagnosis in England in what campaigners call “absolutely unacceptable” racial inequality. The median waiting period for a white person for diagnosis after presenting symptoms to a GP is 55 days and it is 60 days for Asians, a…

Older, white and male: Tory members choosing UK’s PM

Just under 200,000 people will decide who becomes the new leader of Britain's ruling Conservative party and prime minister. The following on the Tory electorate is largely based on a research initiative -- the Party Members Project (PMP) -- by Queen Mary University of London and Sussex University, published in…

England’s second test win over South Africa sets ‘benchmark’, says…

England's emphatic victory over South Africa in the second test at Old Trafford has set the "benchmark" for the team, captain Ben Stokes said after they defeated the visitors by an innings and 85 runs within three days. Having taken a first-innings lead of 264, England bowled out South Africa…

Priest of Indian heritage appointed Church of England’s first racial…

A former Barbados high commissioner of Indian heritage has been appointed the first racial justice director of the Church of England. Anglican priest Guy Hewitt will assume office in November as the head of the Church’s racial justice unit, set up following the recommendations of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce report.…

Rafiq welcomes Ballance apology for ‘unacceptable, racist’ language

Azeem Rafiq said former teammate Gary Ballance has done cricket and the fight against racism a "great service" by apologising in person to him for using racist language while the pair played for Yorkshire. Ballance, who played 23 tests for England and had previously apologised to Rafiq in November, added…

Novak Djokovic pulls out from US Open due to vaccination…

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the upcoming US Open as he is unable to enter the country due to the United States government's vaccination policy for non-US citizens. "Novak Djokovic withdrew from the 2022 US Open prior to the draw taking place this morning. The official…

UK police watchdog declines to investigate stopping of Black athlete…

London's Metropolitan Police said on Thursday that Britain's police watchdog had decided not to investigate an incident in which the car of a Black athlete was stopped in the capital earlier this month for the second time. Portuguese 400m runner Ricardo dos Santos was stopped in the early hours of…

British household energy prices to jump 80% to over $4,000…

British energy bills will jump 80% to an average of 3,549 pounds ($4,188) a year from October, regulator Ofgem said on Friday, calling it a "crisis" that needed to be tackled by urgent and decisive government intervention. Ofgem CEO Jonathan Brearley said the rise would have a massive impact on…

My playlist – Nix Dadry

British rock artist Nix Dadry has been influenced by an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, grunge, funk, and alternative pop. Originally from the Midlands, he has performed live in cities, including London, New York City, Montreal, and Istanbul. The singer, songwriter, and musician’s recently released EP The World Goes…

UK police appeal to underworld after girl, 9, shot dead

Police in Liverpool, northwest England, on Wednesday urged criminals to give up a gunman after a nine-year-old girl was shot dead in the crossfire of a suspected gang war. Olivia Pratt-Korbel was killed on Monday night when the shooter's intended target, a 35-year-old man, burst into her house to try…

London bus drivers latest UK workers to strike over pay

Bus drivers in London are set to strike over pay for two days this weekend, their union announced on Wednesday, as decades-high inflation prompts walkouts across Britain's ailing economy. Around 1,600 drivers from the London United bus company will stage the stoppage on Sunday and Monday over the traditional end-of-summer…

UK announces GCSE and vocational results

The GCSE and vocational results were announced on Thursday (25). It is the first time in three years that students have sat summer GCSE examinations after the Covid pandemic. GCSE results were higher than in 2019 and lower than in 2021 in line with plans set out by Ofqual last…

Modi leads plans to mark 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

By A fortunate coincidence, India marks its 75th anniversary as a free country at the same time as the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Aurobindo (1872-1950) was a poet, revolutionary, philosopher, mystic, and yogi par excellence. He was not interested in huge statues, grandiose projects, or big institutions in…

Lord Patel is revealed as the ‘ECB suit’ who was…

Yorkshire Cricket Club chairman Lord Patel is understood to be the target when Ben Stokes said “f*** off” on the night of England’s World Cup victory in July 2019.The baron, who was a member of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the time, had reportedly taken a hardline view…

‘Pills by post’ to terminate early pregnancies to be made…

From next week, women in England and Wales will be able to permanently access early medical abortions at home after ministers were forced to abandon plans to scrap the “pills by post” service which was trialled during the Covid pandemic, the Guardian reports. The decision reportedly follows a record number…

At Birmingham husting, Rishi Sunak attempts to catch up with…

As the result of the UK Prime Minister race nears, Rishi Sunak made his last bit of efforts to salvage the contest for the Conservative party leadership that most surveys favour Liz Truss to win. During the 10th round of hustings in Birmingham, Sunak pitched values like patriotism, family, hard…

Heatwave triggers ‘false autumn’ in UK

Searing summer temperatures in the UK have not just parched the earth and dried up rivers, lakes and reservoirs but are also seeing trees shed their leaves early. Instead of green, many gardens, parks and woods are now a sea of orange, yellow, red and brown, with thick carpets of…

Root praises Stokes for being open about mental health

England test captain Ben Stokes set an example and showed great leadership by opening up about his struggles with mental health, former skipper Joe Root said on Tuesday. Stokes kept the dialogue on mental health going as the all-rounder revealed he was still on anxiety medication after returning from a…

Alba member Farah Hamid investigated over journalist abuse at Tory…

A charity in Scotland is investigating an incident in which an Alba party member posted a video of the BBC Scotland editor James Cook being abused as a 'traitor' outside the Tory leadership hustings, according to a report. Farah Hamid, 53, published a film of Cook facing an angry crowd…

I was really angry at the sport because it was…

England test captain Ben Stokes on Tuesday said he had feared he might not play again after taking an extended break from cricket last year to focus on his wellbeing. Stokes decided to prioritise his mental health after suffering from a series of panic attacks following the death of his…

Prince William and Kate’s children to start new school near…

The three young children of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are to start at a new school next month, his office announced on Monday, as the family prepare to move to a new home on his grandmother Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle estate. Princes George and Louis, aged 9…

Rise of India’s soft power

EARLIER this year, talking about her love of books, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, revealed that Vikram Seth is her favourite author. She said of her trips to India: “I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of these wonderful old manuscripts and these illustrated books, you know, these ancient,…

NHS trials smart goggles to allow nurses more time with…

High-tech goggles will be worn by community nurses on home visits to free up time with patients, as part of a cutting-edge NHS pilot. As long as a patient consents, the virtual-reality-style headset can transcribe the appointment directly to electronic records, reducing time-consuming admin for nurses, a release from NHS…

Doctors to prescribe walking and cycling to reduce burden on…

Based on a previous study led by the University of Leeds in 2019, it was found that those who walk or cycle to work regularly are less likely to get heart disease. The findings of this study were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and according to the…

Trial lawyers in England and Wales vote to strike indefinitely

Lawyers in England and Wales involved in criminal trials have voted to begin striking indefinitely next month in a dispute over government funding, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) said on Monday, threatening widespread disruption to court cases. The barristers have been taking intermittent action for weeks, refusing to take on…

Tyson Fury calls for action on knife crime after cousin…

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury urged the UK government to take tougher action against knife crime after his cousin was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday. British media reported that Fury's cousin Rico Burton, 31, was one of two people attacked in Manchester. Burton and a 17-year-old…

Priti Patel inks deal to speedily deport illegal Pakistani migrants

British home secretary Priti Patel has signed a deal with Pakistan to deport criminals and failed asylum seekers to their home country. The Returns Agreement was signed by Patel and Pakistan home secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and the country's High Commissioner to the UK, Moazzam Ahmad Khan in London last…

Killer UK policeman charged with indecent exposure

A former policeman jailed for life for the kidnap, rape and murder of a London woman has been charged with two further counts of indecent exposure, prosecutors said Friday. The alleged offences took place in Kent, southeast England, in June 2015 and November 2020, four months before officer Wayne Couzens…

Police blasted for ‘lazy gimmick’ as they deploy cardboard officers…

A police force in England has deployed cardboard cut-outs of officers to deter car crime and speeding drivers, according to reports. But locals called the move a 'lazy gimmick' and a 'joke'. West Mercia Police will position two lifesize figures of police officers, known as Bob, in Shropshire with high-vis…

NHS to roll out variant-busting Covid booster jab next month

The NHS will roll out the next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme with the next generation, bivalent vaccine on 5 September starting with care home residents and people who are housebound, a statement said.  The UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised boosters should be given to…

UK blocks Chinese takeover of UK electronics group

The UK government has blocked Hong Kong-based firm Super Orange from purchasing British electronic-design company Pulsic, citing security risks posed by China. A statement Wednesday said Britain's Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng "considers that the final order is necessary and proportionate to mitigate the risk to national security". Pulsic, a small-sized…

Investigation underway to identify this Chelsea fan who made alleged…

English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea said it would investigate an alleged racist gesture directed at Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min at Stamford Bridge during last Sunday’s match. “We are investigating this incident,” the football club said on Thursday (18) and threatened to take “strongest action” if the abuser was identified.…

Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe ‘potential buyer’ of Man…

British businessman Jim Ratcliffe is "definitely a potential buyer" of Manchester United if the English football giants go on sale, a spokesman for the Ineos petrochemicals billionaire said Wednesday. Ineos was responding to reports United's current owners, the US-based Glazer family, are considering selling a minority stake, with the team…

‘I am here to kill the queen,’ Windsor Castle intruder…

A man arrested at Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle home on Christmas Day last year wearing a mask and holding a crossbow told security "I am here to kill the queen", a British court heard on Wednesday. Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, who has been charged under Britain's Treason Act, had spent…

Online pharmacies putting patients at risk – doling out drugs…

According to watchdogs, some online pharmacies have been distributing dangerously high quantities of drugs to the public who have been struggling to access GP appointments in the wake of the first lockdown, The Telegraph reports. Following the doubling in the use of online pharmacies, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) has…

Raw sewage discharged into beaches of England and Wales after…

Pollution warnings were issued for nearly 40 beaches in England and Wales on Wednesday (17) as water companies discharged untreated sewage into rivers and the sea, media reports said.  Downpour on Tuesday and Wednesday led to mass sewage dumps into the sea around the south coast of England. The Environment Agency warned…

ICC must protect test, ODI formats amid rise of T20…

Former India captain Kapil Dev has called on cricket's governing body (ICC) to take steps to protect the test and one-day international formats amid the global growth of lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions. The proliferation of T20 leagues has further strained cricket's already-bloated calendar, with new competitions in the United Arab…

London mayor announces new funding worth £2m to shield children,…

London mayor Sadiq Khan on Wednesday (17) announced £2 million of new funding to support children and young people at risk of being exploited by criminal gangs. With millions of Londoners being impacted by the cost-of-living crisis and low-income families in the capital being hit hardest as food and energy…

Stokes wants England to stick to their guns over ‘Bazball’

England test captain Ben Stokes says he hopes his team has retained their "venom" ahead of the start of the three-match series against South Africa which begins at Lord's on Wednesday. There has been a lot of chatter about England's attacking style of play, nicknamed 'Bazball' because of new coach…

London set for hosepipe ban from Aug 24

Thames Water, which serves customers in and around the British capital London, said on Wednesday it was banning customers from using a hosepipe from Aug. 24, citing prolonged dry weather. Britain officially declared a drought in parts of England on Friday following England's driest July in nearly 90 years, a…

‘Difficult decisions’ await winner

“CRISIS? What crisis?” James Callaghan never quite said those words, but they caught the gist of the prime minister’s response – “I don’t think other people in the world would share the view there is mounting chaos” – as he returned from a Caribbean island summit to the British winter…

UK inflation jumps to 40-year high

British inflation surged to a new 40-year high in July on rising food prices, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a cost-of-living crisis as the country faces the prospect of recession. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) accelerated to 10.1 percent last month from 9.4 percent in June -- a 40-year…

Man City’s Benjamin Mendy was ‘predator’ pursuing women, rape trial…

An English court on Monday heard that Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy, on trial for rape and sexual assault, was a "predator" who callously pursued vulnerable women. Mendy, 28, is on trial at Chester Crown Court in northwest England, facing eight counts of rape, one count of sexual…

UK leadership candidates seek to undermine new push for Scottish…

The two candidates battling to be Britain's next prime minister will vie to present themselves as defenders of Scotland's place in the UK on Tuesday (16) by promising more scrutiny of Scotland's government to undermine a new push for independence. The Scottish National Party, which heads Scotland's semi-autonomous government, wants…

NHS England expands life-saving home-testing kits for bowel cancer

Home-testing kits that can help detect early-stage bowel cancer will be rolled out to 58-year-olds in England for the first time, as part of a major expansion of the life-saving screening programme. People aged 58 will now receive a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) if and when eligible, which can detect…

UK’s hot labour market cools and inflation eats pay

Britain's super-hot labour market showed signs of cooling in official data published on Tuesday, as businesses became more cautious about hiring and workers suffered a record fall in their basic wages when adjusted for soaring inflation. The unemployment rate of 3.8% in the three months to June was unchanged from…

Boris Johnson under fire for second holiday in two weeks

Outgoing British prime minister Boris Johnson drew fresh criticism Monday (15) over his handling of multiple crises afflicting Britain, after taking a second summer holiday just weeks before he leaves office. The main opposition Labour party accused Johnson, who is due to leave office on September 6, of having "one…

Black athlete Ricardo Dos Santos criticises UK police after car…

London police said on Monday (15) it had voluntarily referred itself to the conduct watchdog after armed officers stopped the car of a Black athlete in the capital for a second time. Portuguese 400m runner Ricardo dos Santos was stopped in the early hours of Sunday (14) by officers on…

UK pushes ahead with Rwanda migrant scheme as small boats…

Housed in a detention centre in southern England, Aladeen says he risked his life to travel thousands of miles from his homeland of Syria to escape being forced to fight in the military of President Bashar al-Assad. Now the 21-year-old is battling to stay in Britain and avoid being sent…

Lord Gadhia among 4 new non-executive directors of Bank of…

The British government is set to appoint four new non-executive directors to the Bank of England's internal court, which acts as the financial body's supervisory board. Sky News reported that the treasury was set to appoint Lord Gadhia, a businessman of Ugandan origin; Soumen Das, chief finance officer of Segro; Sabine…

Cash-strapped Britons give up pets as living costs soar

Stood on her hind legs to greet any prospective owner who might approach her glass-doored kennel, Harriet is a black English cocker spaniel abandoned as a deepening cost-of-living crisis pushes growing numbers of Britons to part with their pets.She was found running along a busy road in London after witnesses…

UK’s Yorkshire Water to introduce hosepipe ban from August 26

Britain's Yorkshire Water announced on Friday that it would bring in a hosepipe ban from Aug. 26, saying parts of the northern English region had seen the lowest rainfall since records began more than 130 years ago. The announcement comes as parts of England are likely to declare a drought…

Britain’s only children’s gender identity clinic to face legal action…

Britain's only dedicated gender identity clinic for transgender children and young people could face mass legal action from about 1,000 families for medical negligence, media reports said. The Tavistock Centre has been accused of rushing youngsters into taking life-altering puberty blockers. Last month, England's national health service announced that the centre…

Players prioritising T20 leagues hardly a Boult from the blue

Trent Boult giving up his New Zealand Cricket contract is another sign of a revolution sweeping through the game -- a change happening not at the leisurely pace of a test match but at the breakneck speed of a Twenty20 inning. A key figure in the teams that won the…

Only 1% of UK firms offer cost-of-living payments to staff:…

Just 1% of British businesses have offered their staff a one-off cost-of-living payment, something the Bank of England had recently flagged as an upside risk for inflation pressure, an official survey of businesses showed on Thursday. The Office for National Statistics said 5.5% of companies employing more than 250 staff…

Low clear-up rates in burglary and theft ‘unacceptable and unsustainable’:…

The current low charge rates for burglary, robbery and theft were “acceptable and unsustainable”, a police watchdog said, calling for concerted efforts to address crimes that “strike at the heart” of people’s safety. According to the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), police forces in England…

London home of Dadabhai Naoroji, UK’s first Indian MP, gets…

The south London home where Dadabhai Naoroji, a prominent member of the Indian freedom struggle and Britain's first Indian parliamentarian, lived for around eight years at the end of the 19th century has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque. The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity,…

Jamila Gavin: Human stories and heroes rooted in history

Author discusses her writing journey, classic book and new novel A distinguished writing career has seen Jamila Gavin combine gripping st­o­rylines, deep meaning and teaching the reader something new in her novels. The important literary voice has part­i­cularly connected with younger readers through acclaimed books such as Coram Boy, which…

UK braced for another heatwave amid water crisis

The UK's Meteorological (Met) Office on Wednesday issued a four-day amber extreme heat warning as the country braces for another heatwave this week following the record high temperatures of last month and a looming water crisis The Met Office warning covers much of the southern half of England as well…

Boris Johnson defends leaving cost-of-living crisis to new UK PM

Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended leaving his successor, either former Chancellor Rishi Sunak or Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, to deal with the soaring inflation and cost-of-living crisis, saying he is confident the government will have the fiscal firepower and the headroom to look after people. Addressing a…

UK government U-turns on plan to house asylum seekers in…

The UK government will no longer try to house asylum seekers in a disused air force base in northern England following a backlash from local residents, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Tuesday (9). The home ministry had planned to place up to 1,500 asylum seekers at the site in the…

UK faces the danger of running out of monkeypox vaccine…

Britain will run out of monkeypox vaccines in about two to three weeks as the country has little more than 8,300 doses of vaccine left, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Shipments of a new order of 100,000 doses will not resume until late September, the report added citing an…

What Are Different Types Of Balls Used In Cricket And…

Cricket is a game that revolves around the bat and ball. Here you will get to know about cricket news taja. A ball is estimated to weigh between 155.9 to 163 grams, and its circumference is between 22.4 to 22.9 centimeters. In the past, the red ball was utilized for both Test…

T20 Match Highlights Are Must To Watch

Cricket is one of the most well-known games in the world and has been a recognised team sport for hundreds of years. It was invented in England and is now very well-liked in nations including South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, and the West Indies. In its most basic…

‘Class is permanent and form is temporary’ Jayawardene backs Kohli…

Star India batter Virat Kohli is a quality player and has all the tools needed to come out of his prolonged dip in form, said former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene. Kohli and a fit-again KL Rahul on Monday returned to a 15-member Indian squad for the Asia Cup scheduled…

EXCLUSIVE: Don’t let racism stop Sunak winning

A minority of racists among Conservative grassroots members could stop Rishi Sunak from becoming the first non-white prime minister. That is the concern among some south Asian Tories who have spoken to Eastern Eye. They are concerned that Britain is “not ready to take orders from a brown boy”. They…

Desperate patients in the UK pulling out their own TEETH…

NHS dentistry has been in a crisis situation for many years now. Additionally, many dental surgeries say it is no longer financially viable to offer NHS procedures, leading to an 'exodus' of dentists into the private sector, the Daily Mail reports. According to a new survey it has been found…

More babies born outside of marriage for first time on…

New figures revealed that 51.3 per cent of live births in England and Wales last year were not to married couples. Reports said that it is the first majority since records began in 1845. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on Tuesday (9) said that there were…

Former Man Utd star Giggs accused of ‘litany of abuse’…

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs went on trial Monday accused of submitting his former girlfriend to a "litany of abuse" during a coercive and "toxic" relationship, in a case that has upended his managerial career. The 48-year-old, who until recently served as coach of the Wales national team, has…

Nurses in England and Wales to vote on strike action…

Hundreds of thousands of nurses in England and Wales will vote next month on whether to strike in a row over pay, the trade union representing them said on Tuesday, threatening further disruption to an already understaffed health service. A strike ballot for nurses working in Britain's state-run National Health…