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Coventry graduate’s intergalactic idea gets Branson backing

An aerospace technology graduate from Coventry University has won backing from Richard Branson for an idea which could dramatically cut the cost of launching a mini satellite for space research. Phillip Keane saw off competition from hundreds of entrants in the prestigious ‘Three New Things’ contest run by Virgin Media Business, which invited aspiring inventors […]

Sonam Kapoor Q&A

Q: Rekha played your role in the original Khoobsurat, did you find any inspiration from her? A: People are drawing comparisons, obviously, but I can never be as good as her, and this is not just about Rekhaji. Meena Kumari, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn … they were all icons and I am inspired by all […]

BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR SHAH RUKH KHAN GETS READY TO SLAM DUNK

Get ready for the ultimate Bollywood event of the century, Lycamobile SLAM+ The Tour, coming to The O2 London on Sunday 5th October 2014, where the King of Indian cinema, international megastar Shah Rukh Khan, will take to the London stage for the first time in over a decade. Brought to audiences by entertainment impresario […]

CANADA’S FIRST AND ONLY BHANGRA LIVE BAND

Canadian based Bhangra band Enkarma’s second album #enkarmafied has done exceptionally well in the first few days of launching. The album hit the number 2 spot in the world itunes chart in under 12 hours and still standing at a high spot. The band comprises of West Midlands born Pip Dhaliwal (Drums) , Nick Chowlia […]

The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK

INTERNATIONAL POET LAUREATE JAVED AKHTAR HEADLINES THE WORLD’S LARGEST NGO, AKSHAYA PATRA’S, UK GALA FUNDRAISER £1 Million Sent Back to India by Akshaya Patra Foundation UK in Just 3 Years, to Provide Free School Meals for Underprivileged Children Thursday, 19th September 2014, London: A host of the UK and India’s most esteemed dignitaries, social glitterati, […]

Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War

Flanders Fields, muddy trenches, the poetry of Wilfred Owen, poppies, the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth…ask anyone to conjure an image of the First World War and it is likely to feature something along these lines. Despite their now iconic status, they don’t offer us the complete picture of what became one of the […]

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  • Footage of high speed crash released to warn of dangers of speeding

    West Midlands Police has released dramatic CCTV footage of a high speed crash, in which a woman lost her life, to show the dangers of speeding. Saqib Hussain was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday (15 September) for causing Noreen Ryan’s death after the Audi R8 Spyder he was driving at 76mph crashed into […]

  • Pakistan Achievement Awards UK & Europe 2014 welcomes Bull Dog Energy Drink – The Power to Topple, on board.

    Pakistan Achievement Awards UK & Europe 2014 is gratified to announce Bull Dog Energy Drink as our official sponsor for this year’s event. The brand has been on board with us for a long time and their support is very highly appreciated. Bulldog Power Energy Drink provides a high quality taste as well as amazing […]

  • Got a software design problem? Call a philosopher!

    A Canadian software company has used the expertise of a University of Nottingham philosopher to help design event calendar software. Vancouver based Time.ly produces event planning and calendar software, which is installed in over 70,000 websites across the world, indexing 3,500,000 upcoming events. One of Time.ly’s founders saw The University of Nottingham’s Dr Jonathan Tallant […]

  • Taking the ‘sting’ out of reproduction

    Female parasitic wasps have more reproductive success when working together with other females, which can also explain sex biased reproduction, according to new research. In a collaborative study published today in Nature Communications, scientists from The University of Nottingham’s School of Biosciences, and from Nanjing Agricultural University and the Forest Academy of Jiangsu Province in […]

  • Yemen to become a civil and democratic state or fall into a bloodshed

    Yemen to become a civil and democratic state or fall into a bloodshed

    By Nasser al-hamami After Al-Houthi took control of Amran governorate, Yemen’s northwest and killed dozens of Army’s soldiers along with their leader, the outcomes of the National Dialogue conference (NDC) that Yemenis- following the 2011 uprising- have accepted the UN-GCC initiative to enter a comprehensive national dialogue and it lasted more than a year are […]

  • The Great War and the Forgotten Empire

    The Great War and the Forgotten Empire

    By Shahida Rahman 4th August 2014 marked the centenary anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), also known as the Great War. It was the day when Britain joined the war. World leaders came together in the UK, France and Belgium to remember the fallen. The public were encouraged to join the switch-off starting at […]

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  • Police get tough on begging in Birmingham city centre

    Police in Birmingham city centre are getting tough on begging with the help of five-and-a-half thousand pounds of funding from the Proceeds of Crime Act. The cash is being pumped into an initiative which gives people an opportunity to get off the streets before they face the prospect of arrest and an appearance in court. […]

  • CCTV clues in unprovoked attack in Birmingham

    CCTV of three men police want to speak to in connection with an unprovoked assault in Birmingham has been released. Detectives investigating the attack, which happened on the night England played Italy in the World Cup, have released CCTV of three men who were captured on camera earlier, withdrawing money from a nearby cash point. […]

  • Security operation begins ahead of Conservative Party Conference

    A security operation begins this week in Birmingham as West Midlands Police prepare for the Conservative Party Conference on Sunday (28 September). The operation has been months in the planning and has involved close working with Birmingham City Council, Marketing Birmingham, the International Convention Centre, the Hyatt and many other partners. On Thursday (25 September) […]

  • Police set to recognise unsung heroes

    West Midlands Association of Muslim Police (WMAMP) is set to honour officers and community members who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of local people. Young people, business leaders, officers and community groups are set to have their hard work and dedication to public service showcased at a glittering awards ceremony in […]

  • Sloppy security behind 5,000 car crimes a year – new campaign urges drivers to lock out thieves

    A new vehicle crime campaign has been launched by West Midlands Police urging motorists to “check your fob has done its job”. The crime prevention push comes as latest figures estimate more than 5,000 vehicles in the region were stolen or broken into last year as a result of owners leaving them unsecured. CCTV released […]

  • Taxi driver jailed for claiming ’American friend’ was speeding

    A taxi driver has been jailed for perverting the course of justice after falsely claiming a friend visiting from America was at the wheel when his cab was caught on camera speeding. Nigel Taylor, from Sherbourne Grove in Birmingham, claimed he was asleep at home when his private hire vehicle was flashed by a speed […]

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  • The Human Appeal with Yvonne Ridley for Gaza

    The Human Appeal with Yvonne Ridley for Gaza

    By Emb Hashmi Asian World has interviewed the human rights activist and author Yvonne Ridley about her personal plight for the people of Gaza and Syria. The situation in Gaza is deteriorating day by day as we can see in the news, actively what are you doing to support the cause? I’m trying my best […]

  • Project Peace Interview

    Project Peace Interview

    By Ashlee Roberts First off, what are your backgrounds? We’re all 19, and we study Law, Criminology and Sociology. What inspired you to start Project Peace? We saw loads of photos of the war in Palestine on social media sites and on the news and we became fed up of sympathising but not actually doing […]

  • Corner Shop from Reality to a YouTube Hit

    Corner Shop from Reality to a YouTube Hit

    By Emb Hashmi Asian World has interviewed the brains behind YouTube sensations Corner Shop, to ask how they came up with this concept and what the secret to their success is. Hits, shares and likes seem to be the recipe for success as going viral via social media is the new way to be discovered […]

  • Interview with Manish Dayal who stars in The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Interview with Manish Dayal who stars in The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Manish Dayal Q&A Q How did you come to get this role? A. I stumbled into the audition by accident and ended up reading for a part in an untitled film, or so I was told. Then I was called back to do several different takes and read multiple scenes and soon after that I […]

  • Madhur Mittal talks Million Dollar Arm

    Madhur Mittal talks Million Dollar Arm

    By Emb Hahmi Asian World interviewed one of the stars of what will be a super hit Disney film Million Dollar Arm Madhur Mittal. On his new film based on a real life story of two young underprivileged Indian man entering into the American baseball life out of the blue. Madhur said he was really […]

  • Shabana  Chaudhary- Shy but not camera shy

    Shabana Chaudhary- Shy but not camera shy

    By Aneesa Malik Miss Ashmaani 2014 beauty contest Aged 14, moving from Hong Kong to the UK, Shabana Chaudhary was like every other teenage girl, trying to fit in and make friends- not to mention her dream of becoming a model. Unfortunately, at that age, Shabana’s accent and timidity was the cause of her being […]

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  • ECB recruits Andy Hurry and Raph Brandon for key roles at the National Cricket Performance Centre

    Hurry to oversee England Development Programme with Brandon heading up Sports Science and Medicine team The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced two new appointments at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University. Andy Hurry, who is currently Director of High Performance at Somerset CCC, has been appointed as the new Head […]

  • Sonam Kapoor Q&A

    Sonam Kapoor Q&A

    Q: Rekha played your role in the original Khoobsurat, did you find any inspiration from her? A: People are drawing comparisons, obviously, but I can never be as good as her, and this is not just about Rekhaji. Meena Kumari, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn … they were all icons and I am inspired by all […]

  • BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR SHAH RUKH KHAN GETS READY TO SLAM DUNK

    BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR SHAH RUKH KHAN GETS READY TO SLAM DUNK

    Get ready for the ultimate Bollywood event of the century, Lycamobile SLAM+ The Tour, coming to The O2 London on Sunday 5th October 2014, where the King of Indian cinema, international megastar Shah Rukh Khan, will take to the London stage for the first time in over a decade. Brought to audiences by entertainment impresario […]

  • CANADA’S FIRST AND ONLY BHANGRA LIVE BAND

    Canadian based Bhangra band Enkarma’s second album #enkarmafied has done exceptionally well in the first few days of launching. The album hit the number 2 spot in the world itunes chart in under 12 hours and still standing at a high spot. The band comprises of West Midlands born Pip Dhaliwal (Drums) , Nick Chowlia […]

  • ICONS OF INDIAN CINEMA ATTEND EXCLUSIVE CAST AND CREW SCREENING OF AMAR, AKBAR & TONY

    [London September 2014] The cast and crew of the highly-anticipated feel-good comedy romance, Amar, Akbar & Tony gathered at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill recently for the film’s exclusive first screening since its completion in August this year. In attendance at the screening were cast members including Rez Kempton, Laura Aikman, Goldy Notay and […]

  • University Bike Bus steps up a gear

    University of Nottingham staff and students have formed a bike convoy going out on the last Friday of every month, travelling the cycle paths of Nottingham. The Bike Bus is organised by the Ucycle project, and gives University commuters the chance to make a cheaper, cleaner and healthier journey. The Bike Bus has a focus […]

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  • CCTV released after Birmingham road-rage attack

    Police have released CCTV footage after a woman attacked another woman after she had been asked to move the car she was in, which was blocking her in a road in Birmingham. The assault took place at around 1pm on Wednesday 30 July outside the Shalil Food store in Wellington Road, Handsworth Wood. The 44-year-old […]

  • Police arrest suspected bogus charity collector

    Birmingham Police have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud following reports of a bogus charity collector operating in Small Heath. The 44-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, 17 September, following calls from members of the public concerned about a man seen collecting money on Coventry Road for charitable causes in Palestine. Sergeant Dan Popple said: […]

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