First Hindu temple to come up in UK's Oxford city
The Oxford Hindu Temple Project will transform the football changing rooms located at Court Place Farm in Marston, Oxford the BBC reported. Councillor Linda Smith, cabinet member for housing, said: "The newly approved plans propose to make fantastic use of the site"
Nottingham attacks suspect is a mechanical engineering graduate: Report
Valdo Amissao Mendes Calocane, presently in police custody, is a dual Guinea-Bissau/Portuguese national, and had settled status in the UK through his Portuguese citizenship, the BBC reported on Friday. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2022.
Birmingham elects first ever British-Indian Lord Mayor
Born in Pakhowal village of Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, Lal came to England in 1964 with his mother to join his father Sardar Harnam Singh, a British-Indian army officer who in the Second World War served in the Italian campaign. Lal joined the Labour Party in 1989 and has taken part in many social justice campaigns to challenge inequality and all forms of discrimination.
UK's Coventry gets its 1st Indian-origin turban-wearing Lord Mayor
As a Lord Mayor, Punjab-born Jaswant Singh Birdi will be the Chairman of the City Council, and as Coventry's first citizen, he will be the non-political, ceremonial head of the city. "I am so proud to become Lord Mayor of my adopted home city. It has given so much to myself and my family over the years and I will be honoured to show.
British Sikh MP accused of undermining sexual abuse victims: Report
According to the messages seen by The Guardian, Gill says those calling Sikh temples unsafe are using "very dangerous language" and urges them to tender written apology to gurdwaras. "I was very surprised by her comments, as there are genuine concerns with safeguarding at UK gurdwaras," Nav Johal, a Labour councillor who was on the group to which Gill sent the messages, told The Guardian.
England becoming less white and Christian
The number of people in England and Wales identifying their ethnic group as white has fallen by around 500,000 over a decade, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, Daily Mail reported. Some 81.7 per cent of residents in England and Wales described themselves as white on the day of the 2021 census, down from 86 per cent a decade earlier.
Video shows 200-strong mob surrounding Hindu temple in Birmingham, 'Allahu Akbar' chants heard
Footage from Smethwick showed police on the scene as a large group of masked and hooded young men gathered at the Durga Bhawan Hindu temple, with witnesses claiming bottles and firecrackers were thrown, Daily Mail reported. As per the footage, many were heard raising slogans of 'Allahu Akbar'.
Violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Leicester being fuelled by gangs from Birmingham
But the people of Leicester say the relationship between the Hindu and Musilim communities has been strained for months and has been inflamed by misinformation being spread online and outsiders who have travelled to the city from nearby areas such as Birmingham, Daily Mail reported.
Leicester police officers injured tackling 'significant aggression'
Sixteen Leicestershire officers and a police dog were injured on Saturday as they worked to stop groups of men from attacking each other, Nixon said, BBC reported.The unrest came amid tensions involving mainly young men from sections of the Muslim and Hindu communities, the report said. The policing operation is continuing into Monday evening.
Hundreds march through Leicester amid violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims
Fifteen people were arrested during a policing operation in east Leicester "to deter further disorder" on Sunday evening after another night of violence, which has continued to plague the city in recent weeks, Daily Mail reported. Footage has emerged showing the brewing tensions between the two groups with mass marches showing hundreds of people encroaching upon Green Lane Road - with very few police officers in sight to control the situation, the report said.