Windrush Help Team member dispels common misconceptions

ABID is part of the Government’s Windrush Help Team, dedicated to helping eligible people get the documents they need to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK and to claim compensation. Today, we speak to Abid about his role.   How would you describe an average week? To be honest, no one […]

The truth about Windrush scheme and Windrush compensation scheme

SOME people from countries such as India, Bangladesh or Pakistan who settled lawfully in the UK before 1988 have the right to live and work here, but do not have the correct documents to show their legal status. As a result, they may have found it hard to demonstrate their right to work and access […]

Businessmen took on different day jobs to help heroes tackle Covid-19

Produced in partnership with UK Government KEY FRONTLINE WORKERS SERVED FRESH FOOD THANKS TO SULEMAN RAZA’S ONE MILLION MEALS CAMPAIGN AND SHAMIL THAKRAR’S FEEDNHS INITIATIVE SHOPS, pubs, restaurants and other businesses stayed shut during the UK Government-imposed lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus earlier this year. However, some of them saw an opportunity to […]

Veterans help tackle Covid-19

Produced in partnership with UK Government FORMER SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ARE PLAYING KEY ROLES IN PANDEMIC FRONTLINE AS THE UK united in its efforts to tackle the pandemic and provide relief to all those who were af­fected, military veterans have played a key role on the frontline – from building Nightingale hos­pitals to delivering food […]

Students adapt to new normal

Produced in association with UK Government SCHOOLS ENSURE THAT STAFF AND PUPILS RESUME LESSONS IN SAFE ENVIRONMENT A GROWING number of students across England are returning to schools after lockdown measures were eased following the outbreak of the pandemic in March. Some year groups started returning to classrooms this month, a move welcomed by both […]

Yasser Zubair, a police officer with Thames Valley Police, highlights the rewarding and varied roles available within the force today

AS LONG as he can remember, Yasser wanted to be a police officer. Now, after 18 years of service, he tells us about his experiences, why he would encourage other people from South Asian communities to consider a career with the police. And why he believes that policing today stands for equal opportunities, as well […]

Stores reopen with new norms

RETAILERS ADOPT SOCIAL DISTANCING AS THEY SEEK TO ASSURE CUSTOMERS TO SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE LONG queues of shoppers snaked around stores in England on Monday (15), as shops reopened their doors after 83 days of lockdown. Stores look different from before the lockdown, though, as they must observe social distancing regulations, implemented using guidance from […]

Support the UK food industry

Produced in association with UK Government PEOPLE URGED TO EAT SEASONAL VEGETABLES, TRY NEW RECIPES OR TAKE UP JOBS AT FARMS WE CAN all do our bit to support our food industry, be it eating vegetables that are currently in season, trying new recipes, or taking on a summer job at a farm. The UK […]

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 […]