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Barnardo’s offers specialist support for BAME families

UK’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s offers a specialist helpline to support black, Asian and minority ethnic(BAME) families during lockdown in the UK. The charity launched ‘Boloh’ helpline (0800 151 2605) to support vulnerable children and families in November last year. Eastern Eye reported that it was the first helpline specifically supporting vulnerable children and families […]

Doctors’ organisations in UK urge Priti Patel to change adult dependent relatives visa rules

PROMINENT doctors’ organisations have written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, urging her to change the current rules relating to adult dependent relatives (ADR) visas, as they say, it has “heart-wrenching consequences” on medical practitioners in the UK. In a letter dated January 13, the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO), as well […]

Man convicted of encouraging acts of terrorism against the Bangladeshi government

A MAN who encouraged terrorist attacks on the Bangladeshi government in online posts has been convicted in the UK on Wednesday(13). Munna Hamza, 50, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of encouraging acts of terrorism in three online posts between 2015 and 2018 after he was reported for encouraging people in Bangladesh to launch […]

UK abuse victims get code word to ask pharmacist’s help

BRITISH pharmacies on Thursday(14) launched a campaign encouraging domestic abuse victims to give staff a code word to access help. The pandemic and lockdowns have led to a global surge in domestic violence and child abuse as victims have found it even harder to flee attackers if they are living together. According to UN data […]

Johnson greets Tamil diaspora on Pongal festival

THE UK prime minister Boris Johnson has extended greetings to the Tamil diaspora in the country and around the world on the occasion of Pongal festival. “To our fantastic British Tamil community, and to Tamils around the world, I wish you a very happy Thai Pongal. And as you gather together with your family and […]

Ex-editor argues for more ethnic voices in newsrooms to counter racial stereotyping

By Amit Roy ALAN RUSBRIDGER, who was editor-in-chief of the Guardian from 1995- 2015 and is now principal of Lady Mar­garet Hall, Oxford, has written a book on journalism in which he has pointed out the consequences of a lack of ethnic diversity in the media. For example, in writing about xeno­phobia in News: And […]

UK needs ‘efficient and humane’ asylum system

By Nadeem Badshah ACTIVISTS and MPs have called for a radical shake-up after it emerged the number of asylum seekers waiting longer than six months for a deci­sion on their application has risen threefold. Figures show that there is a record backlog of 60,548 people waiting for an initial decision on their asylum claim, with […]

Questions about the safety of Covid vaccines? Academic answers them all

By Professor Dinesh Bhugra A WEEK before Christmas, I was at an Indian green­grocers shopping for fruit and vegetables. The cashier, whom I have known for many years, asked me: “Doctor, will you take the injection (vac­cination) when it comes?” I was surprised at the question as I could not im­agine not having it. Having […]

Lockdown leaves disabled Asians ‘struggling to cope’

  By Nadeem Badshah BRITISH Asians with a disability have been among the hardest hit during the coronavirus pandem­ic, experts have pointed out. Charities have highlighted the closure of face-to face-support services and how vulnerable peo­ple were feeling lonely after being isolated from loved and carers while shielding. The death rate in 2020 from all […]

‘I almost died from a pregnancy-related health condition’

by LAUREN CODLING A MOTHER who almost died from a serious pregnancy-related health condition has urged expectant parents to seek help if they need it, as she voiced concerns that many will ignore symptoms due to the coronavirus crisis. Khilna Shah, 35, suffered from pre-eclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal death, during her […]

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