Local pharmacists – pillars of the community
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by Andleeb Hanif
1d ago
Services in community pharmacies are expanding, and your local pharmacist is now able to provide medication for seven common conditions, without needing a GP appointment first. Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get advice on minor health concerns. Pharmacists have long been pillars of the communities they serve, and around 40% of pharmacists in England are from multicultural backgrounds. For many families, it’s a profession that has been handed down through the generations. Reena Barai is a pharmacist, her father was a pharmacist, and her mother is a dispenser ..read more
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Major new musical inspired by true stories of Brits in Bollywood
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by Andleeb Hanif
4d ago
Join the conversation: #FrankieGoesToBollywood Rifco Theatre Company in partnership with Watford Palace Theatre and HOME Manchester is delighted to announce the headline cast for its most spectacular and ambitious musical to date, Frankie Goes To Bollywood: A Billion Colour Musical. Conceived by Artistic Director of Rifco, Pravesh Kumar MBE, Frankie Goes To Bollywood is a spectacular all-singing-all-dancing tale of heroes and villains, with all the costumes and the spectacle of a Bollywood feature film. It tells the tale of being British in Bollywood and explores what it takes to get to the t ..read more
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Eliminating cervical cancer – what everyone needs to know
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by Andleeb Hanif
4d ago
In this two-part series we explore the importance of cervical screening and how vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) could eliminate cervical cancer and offer protection against some other cancers linked to HPV too. Hopefully, you have heard of cervical screening, but do you know how it helps to prevent cervical cancer? In fact, over 3 million women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 are screened each year, with the aim of preventing cancer. During the procedure a small sample of cells are taken from the cervix, which is the opening to the womb, using a small type of brush. This ..read more
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Southbank Centre announces new South Asian Sounds music series
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by Andleeb Hanif
4d ago
Leo Twins and Zeeshan Ali will perform on Friday 8 March A new series of South Asian Sounds is celebrating the rich and varied musical traditions of the wider Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Afghan diaspora as well as ambitious UK-based artists. Taking place from Thursday 7th March until Sunday 10th March 2024, South Asian Sounds is part of the Southbank Centre’s ongoing mission to reflect and support the breadth of creative communities represented in London and the UK. Working at the intersection of cultures and genres, from bhangra to jazz, Qawwali to club music, this showcase has created ..read more
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‘Gaza is a DEATH ZONE’ warns WFP as Israel continues to ban entry of aid
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by Andleeb Hanif
1w ago
The World Food Programme announced it could no longer send humanitarian aid to the area after its trucks were targeted by Israel. Struggling to survive, Palestinians in Gaza have been eating grass, animal feed, and in northern areas simply drinking broth because aid is no longer entering the Strip, more Palestinians are now expected to die of malnutrition than have died as a result of Israel’s brutal bombing campaign. It is now 140 days since Israel launched its genocidal war on Gaza. This week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague has been hearing the submissions of 50 count ..read more
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‘Let’s embrace the power of football to bridge cultures and build lasting connections’
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by Andleeb Hanif
1w ago
Pioneering fan club, Deshi Whites, celebrates multiculturalism in football A pioneering multicultural fans group dedicated to supporting Leeds United FC, welcomed fans at their launch on 13th February, at the esteemed Old Cockburn Sports Hall in Beeston, Leeds. As a grassroots initiative, Deshi Whites aims to foster inclusivity within the Leeds United fanbase, welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds to experience the thrill of football fandom and become integral members of the Leeds United family. A project by ISSE Ltd, a non-profit organisation committed to community development, Desh ..read more
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Crackdown on mobile phones in schools – how society has sleepwalked into a harmful situation
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by Andleeb Hanif
1w ago
Mobile phones are set to be prohibited in schools across England as part of the Government’s plan to minimise disruption and improve behaviour in classrooms. New guidance issued on 19th February backs head teachers in prohibiting the use of mobile phones throughout the school day, including at break times. Many schools around the country are already prohibiting mobile phone use with great results. This guidance will ensure there is a consistent approach across all schools. By the age of 12, 97% of children have their own mobile phone, according to Ofcom. Using mobile phones in schools can lea ..read more
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Gifts for children: Nazim’s ongoing charity work spurred by his commitment to his faith
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by Andleeb Hanif
3w ago
(l-r) Mohammed Azeem (Friend of Airedale Hospital) and Nazim Ali (Creating Smiles Gifts Initiative Co-ordinator) A  school careers adviser, who’s raised around £800,000 for charity, has just handed out gifts to poorly children in hospital, as part of his annual feel-good pressies distribution drive. Nazim Ali, an Honorary Fellow at the University of Bradford, created some beaming smiles at Airedale Hospital’s children’s ward, in his 11th year of gift-giving. The prolific fundraiser, best known as Bradford’s ‘Ramadan Runner’ for his running challenges while fasting, raises monies for ..read more
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From Yorkshire to Rawalpindi: Business conference fosters economic cooperation between Pakistan and UK
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by Andleeb Hanif
3w ago
In an important stride towards fostering economic cooperation and strengthening trade relations between Pakistan and UK, a coveted conference was held at the Queens Hotel Leeds on 22nd January 2024.   The event was organised by the British Friends of Pakistan (BFPK), and the Black Asian Minority Ethnic Business Committee, together with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI). The conference was also partnered by the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (WNYCC) and brought together key stakeholders, government officials, business leaders, and diplomats from both ..read more
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GAZA IS STARVING: Charity warns of Palestinians mass hunger crisis, urges UK government to support immediate ceasefire
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by Andleeb Hanif
3w ago
Islamic Relief UK launched a campaign stunt on Monday, 5th February outside Houses of Parliament A British aid agency has issued a stark warning about the levels of starvation facing Gaza in a stunt on Monday, 5th February. Outside the Houses of Parliament, the Islamic Relief UK charity highlighted the mass starvation facing Palestinians in Gaza as a direct result of Israel’s ongoing siege. A van was driven around Parliament Square, Millbank, Westminster bridge and Whitehall with the clear message that ‘Israel is starving Gaza’, to draw the UK government’s attention to the severity of the cri ..read more
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