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Lord Ahmed retires

LORD NAZIR AHMED, who made history in 1998 by becoming the first Muslim to be appointed a peer in Britain’s House of Lords,  has...

Exclusive: Kingston pharmacist takes part in virtual 2020 London Marathon ‘to raise profile of...

A pharmacist from south-west London is taking part in the virtual 2020 London Marathon this weekend “to raise the profile of community pharmacy”. Raj Patel...

Indian organisations urge Tory leadership to disband ‘nefarious’ Kashmir group

OVER 80 Indian diaspora organisations in the UK have called for disbanding a new “fringe” Conservative group on Kashmir. The protest followed the revival of...

Birmingham tightens restrictions as virus ‘R’ rate rises

Authorities in Britain's second city of Birmingham announced new coronavirus restrictions Friday as the nation's viral reproduction rate, or R number, exceeded 1.0 for...

New £3m fund to support babies from deprived or BAME backgrounds

THE UK government launched a new £3.3 million fund to improve outcomes for mothers and babies  in deprived areas or from BAME backgrounds from...

Number of people with depression in UK has almost doubled during pandemic: ONS

THE proportion of people in Britain suffering with depression has almost doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic, official data showed on Tuesday (18). The Office for National Statistics...

UK launches £6.85m aid to protect supply chains including in Bangladesh

The UK has launched a £6.85 million aid to protect high street supply chains in developing countries. The funding will focus primarily on supply chains...

Priti Patel fumes at ‘unacceptably high, shameful’ illegal Channel crossings

PRITI PATEL has described the volume of migrants crossing the English Channel as “appalling and unacceptably high”, and called on France to help keep...

UK envoy to India, Sir Philip Barton, named as chief of new Foreign Office

SIR Philip Barton, the UK’s High Commissioner to India based in New Delhi, was on Monday (3) promoted as a minister in the newly...

UK-India enhanced trade relationship to provide £250 million boost for British businesses

PROGRESS in talks between the UK and India in reducing trade barriers could deliver a £250 million annual boost for British businesses, industry estimates...