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Statue to recognise ‘Lions of the Great War’ and mark centenary of First World War Armistice 

20 Jun 18

A 10-foot high bronze statue of a First World War Sikh soldier is planned for Smethwick High Street to commemorate 100 years since the end of the conflict.


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Birmingham-based Sikh charity faces management inquiry 

18 Jun 18

The Charity Commission says it has “serious” concerns over the running of the Asthan Babe Ke Trust.


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JLR worker fighting leukaemia given fresh chance of survival after Sikh Channel viewers raise £100k in 24 hours 

18 Jun 18

Astonishing response to TV station’s telethon after we told of his plight…


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Europe’s biggest South Asian film festival is coming to the city this month and here are the highlights. 

18 Jun 18

The Birmingham Indian Film Festival kicks off on June 22 nd with an entertaining and thought-provoking collection of independent films, highlighting the way of life in South Asia’s sub-continent.


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City councillors tell 140,000 Muslims at Eid celebrations – clean up the streets 

15 Jun 18

Eid celebrations begin with a call for Muslim communities to take pride in cleaning up Brum…


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Muslims at Eid celebrations in Birmingham told ‘clean up the streets’ 

15 Jun 18

Eid celebrations begin with a call for Muslim communities to take pride in cleaning up Brum…


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Eid Mubarak 

15 Jun 18

I wish Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating Eid-al Fitr in the UK and across the world.


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This is why the Sikh community are handing out free pink drinks on Saturday 

15 Jun 18

International Sikh celebration, Chabeel Day, will see thousands flock to Soho Road in Handsworth…


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Record-breaking crowds at Europe’s largest Eid celebration 

15 Jun 18

More than 140,000 people gather in Birmingham to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.


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Record 140,000 Muslims attend Eid Mubarak celebration in Small Heath Park 

15 Jun 18

Our wonderful city welcomed a record-breaking 140,000 Muslims today (15/06) for Europe’s largest Eid celebration – the day to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.


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Eid 2018 date announced – this is the confirmed day of Eid al-Fitr 

14 Jun 18

The wait is over as Eid al-Fitr announced – with Birmingham’s celebrations now getting a fixed date in the Muslim calendar…


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Emma sends her best wishes to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr 

14 Jun 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has sent her best wishes to Muslims across the world marking the end of Ramadan.


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Birmingham has a midnight football League – where footballers only play at night 

13 Jun 18

Muslim priest and Birmingham FA equality officer Obayed Hussain set up the league and explains what Ramadan means to him…


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Street food, shopping and kindness – how these streets of Birmingham come alive after midnight during Ramadan 

13 Jun 18

Thousands of Muslims have been gathering on the streets of Coventry Road in Small Heath…


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A Guide To Eid 

13 Jun 18

By Zahra and Aminah in Year 12 What’s happening this week? Eid is a festival celebrated by Muslims around the world, twice a year.


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ZEE Sandwell and Birmingham Mela 2018 announced – this is what to expect 

12 Jun 18

Thousands expected at UKs biggest Asian music festival for weekend of family entertainment with Bollywood stars…


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Uk’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick 

12 Jun 18

The UK’s first access course in Islamic Education has been launched by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick.


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Emma signs Book of Remembrance to commemorate the thousands of members of the Sikh faith who lost their lives 

8 Jun 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has signed a book of remembrance in the House of Commons to commemorate the thousands of members of the Sikh faith who lost their lives in the Golden Temple Massacre in 1984.


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New canalside restaurant Mi Amore Ristorante has arrived in Birmingham – but is it any good? 

6 Jun 18

Aktar Islam is behind this new Italian restaurant which has opened inside the former Fleet Street Kitchen…


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City academic claims jihadis who have married and had children should be allowed to return to UK 

2 Jun 18

Katherine Brown ecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham causes online storm…


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A Taste Ramadan free evening meal is being held in Birmingham – and is open to the public for the first time 

31 May 18

This is the organisers’ first inter-faith community iftar open to the public…


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Fasting with a family – Birmingham parents describe how they cope with Ramadan while looking after three children under ten 

27 May 18

Altaf Kazi, from Handsworth Wood, will be fasting through Ramadan and caring for three young children…


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West Midlands has highest cases of ‘forced marriages’ linked to Pakistan 

26 May 18

Figures revealed after Birmingham mum is jailed for forcing her daughter to marry in Pakistan…


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Plastic Free festivities 

24 May 18

It is the month of Ramadan when Moslems generally fast during the hours of daylight and then meet to share food when the sun goes down Iftar.


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‘As an Asian female, talking about reproductive health and sex is still a taboo’ – Cysters founder Neelam Heera 

22 May 18

BirminghamLive’s 30 Under 30 initiative is showcasing the 30 most inspiring individuals across the city aged 16 -30…