Cancer support workshops ‘help us feel our best selves’, says Asian survivor

by LAUREN CODLING A BREAST-CANCER survivor has urged the Asian community to get involved with cancer-support beauty workshops, claiming that they have “changed her life”. The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) workshops help cancer patients with the visible side effects of their treatment. The cancer support charity provides professional advice on beauty and skincare regimes, […]

How the UK government is helping citizens with Covid-19

Produced in association with UK Government TEAMWORK HAS BEEN VITAL IN PROJECTS SET UP TO TACKLE THE VIRUS AS BRITAIN eases lockdown measures, an army of troops, scientists, diplomats and civil servants – among others – are working to help people through the pandemic and ensure that the country gets back on its feet, gradually […]

School revises safety measures

Produced in association with UK Government HEADTEACHER REVEALS ‘BUBBLE’ SYSTEM AND REVAMPED CLASSROOMS TO MINIMISE INFECTION RISK SCHOOLS in England reopened on June 1 for the first time since they were shut 10 weeks ago because of the coronavirus pandemic, with many students walking into classrooms that looked different before lockdown was imposed. As the […]

Covid survivor: ‘I have been given a second chance in life’

by LAUREN CODLING A BRITISH-ASIAN man recovering from Covid-19 has said he has been “given a second chance in life”, after spending more than 20 days in an induced coma. Sohail Anjum, 47, was diagnosed with coronavirus in March. He was later told he only had a 50 per cent chance of survival, and spent […]

Bidding to help artists hit by Covid closures

by LAUREN CODLING AN ONLINE art auction to raise funds for frontline organisations affected by the Covid-19 crisis is a chance for buyers to show support for those in need, its founder has said. Almost 250 pieces of art have been collected for sale by Art&Co, an initiative led by finance company PremFina. In all, […]

Bollywood star, Michelin chef come to the rescue of India’s stranded migrants

It was past midnight on Sunday when tailor Faruk Mansoori, his last savings exhausted by the coronavirus lockdown, made up his mind to cycle from Mumbai to his village 1,500 kilometres away. In a last-ditch cry for help, his friend tweeted actor Sonu Sood after seeing pictures on Facebook of the Bollywood star with migrant […]

Firms adopt new protocols to protect staff and customers

Produced in association with UK Government Companies emphasise strict safety and social distancing measures to reassure returning employees as offices and businesses reopen FROM construction sites to councils and retailers to industries, Britain is gradually getting back to work after more than two months of lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the middle of […]

Asian eateries find innovative ways to engage with communities during pandemic

by LAUREN CODLING RESTAURATEURS have revealed how they have continued to engage with local communities, despite eateries being shut during the coronavirus pandemic. Since lockdown began in March to stop the spread of the coronavirus infection, restaurants and pubs were instructed to close down with imminent effect. Although some have been able to stay open […]

Woman battling cancer reveals pressures of coping with surgery amid Covid-19 risks

by LAUREN CODLING A BRITISH-ASIAN woman battling ovarian cancer has revealed the “detrimental” impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on her mental wellbeing. Sunita Thind, 37, is currently living with an ovarian cancer recurrence. Both her ovaries were removed – one during surgery last month – and she is due to begin chemotherapy treatment soon. […]

Non-Muslims experience Ramadan in new BBC show

by LAUREN CODLING TWO non-Muslims experienced Ramadan for a day in new BBC show which depicts the traditions of one of the largest religious festivals in the world. My Mate’s a Muslim follows vlogger Rumena Begum and rapper Krept as they invite their non-Muslim friends to experience Ramadan for a day. Followers of Islam mark […]