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BAFTA ventures into India with Breakthrough Initiative

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is taking its first steps in India with the global expansion of the Breakthrough initiative,...

Cineworld considering close some UK cinemas permanently

Cineworld is reportedly looking at a rescue plan, which will result in a number of its cinema sites closing in the UK. The Financial Times...

Leicester announces virtual Diwali 2020 celebrations

Leicester City Council has announced that final preparations are underway for the city's first ever virtual Diwali Day event on Saturday 14th November 2020....

Chancellor Rishi Sunak lights up Diwali candles on Downing Street

Rishi Sunak lights up Diwali on Downing Street.
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In Video: The Prince of Wales shares a special Diwali message

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Founder of the British Asian Trust has shared a special message on Diwali 2020 by lighting a...

“Milestone” coronavirus vaccine first to give 90% protection

A world-first coronavirus vaccination developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, is set to give people 90% protection from getting the deadly virus. A preliminarily analysis showed...
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London Mela organisers announce online event, Melatopia

The 18th edition of South Asian culture-fest, London Mela will be held online and virtually for the first time ever on 7-8 November 2020....
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In Video: BizAsia talks to Ajay Chhabra about Melatopia this weekend

The organisers of the London Mela recently announced its first ever virtual reality event; Melatopia - featuring South Asian music, dance, food, and culture...

Female-owned fashion houses unveil shopper-stopper windows

Small businesses in Perth, Bradford and Tottenham have today unveiled shopper-stopper windows fit for top fashion houses. The collaboration is setup between celebrated window dresser,...

UK music report highlights a progress in diversity since 2016

There has been a significant increase in the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic staff in the music industry since 2016, a new...
Amir Khan

Amir Khan accused of breaking 14-day quarantine rules

Boxer Amir Khan has reportedly broken UK's 14-day quarantine rules after returning from New York. Daily Mail reports that Khan had shared a photo with...

Video attacking Rishi Sunak’s “celebrity lifestyle” sparks row online

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has come under attack by a new pro-Labour campaign group, after his "lavish celebrity lifestyle" prompted a row online. The video accused...
Rukku Nahar

Rukku Nahar pays emotional tribute on abrupt exit from ‘EastEnders’

Rukku Nahar has expressed sadness after her character Habiba Ahmed was suddenly axed. The 24 year-old- actress took to social media to describe her exit...
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Ameet Chana teams up with Rishi Rich for Ricky Reel justice track

One dark night in October 1997, young 20-year-old, Brunel University computer science student, Ricky Reel failed to return home after a night out with...
Sky Shop

Sky to open first retail shops across the UK

For the first time in its 30-year history, Sky are launching bricks-and-mortar retail shops across the UK bringing Sky’s leading customer service and innovative...
Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Krishnan Guru-Murthy to host Channel 4’s ‘UK lockdown’ live debate

Channel 4 has announced a live debate show centred around the coronavirus lockdown measures introduced by the government. The show titled 'Live: Divided Britain: The...
Rishi Sunak unveils new 50p 'diversity' coin

Rishi Sunak unveils new ‘Diversity Built Britain’ 50p coins

A new coin to mark the profound contribution minority communities have made to the shared history of the United Kingdom will enter circulation next...
Mehndi

Venue refuses to give bride £16K deposit back for cancelled wedding

With the coronavirus pandemic putting a huge number of people’s plans on hold, the government have put in measures to ensure those affected don’t...
Farouq Sheikh

Business Leader Farouq Sheikh awarded OBE

Leading Asian business leader and philanthropist Farouq Sheikh has been awarded an OBE for services to specialist social care. Farouq Sheikh, founder of CareTech and...
Finance & payments

GMB Union says ethnicity pay gap in UK still has “mountain to climb”

GMB, Britain's general union has reacted to the publication of new ONS estimates of the ethnicity pay gap, which shows the Pakistani ethnicity particularly...