FOOTBALL – THE NEW RELIGION ?

  As another thrilling football tournament comes to an end with the pre-tournament favourite Spain winning Euro 2008 last night, many of us will have withdrawal symptoms in the pubs…

Save Holland Park School Playing Field!

Murad’s statement in support of Tony Benn’s criticism of Kensington and Chelsea’s plans to sell of the Playing Fields at Holland Park School.

SOS Bangladesh @ European Parliament

This month l went to the European Parliament to take part in a session on ‘SOS Bangladesh’, covering the human rights issues of the present political impasse and the impact…

Donegan vs. Shiekh Mohammed El-Salamouni

Last week I was at Southwark Crown Court to observe the harrowing trial of Brian Donegan who last August launched a vicious unprovoked attack on the Imam of Regents Park…

BIKE HIRE SCHEMES IN LONDON – YES PLEASE BUT !

On a recent weekend trip with friends in Paris, l spent a whole day using the famed velib ( short for free or freedom bikes in French ) bike scheme…

Growing Asian Purchasing Power – Closing London embassies is not the answer

Recently at my family home over a meal, l found myself talking economics with my mum for the first time in living memory when she told me “Did you know…

Drinking bans, football and headlines

The new Mayor’s first move in office was to ban the drinking of alcohol on board London’s tube trains. At first this would seem an attractive move in a culture…

‘Grave situation’ for London’s playing fields continues at Motspur Park

Newly-re-elected Labour London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi has expressed his literally grave concern over the future of London’s playing fields as a council proposes turning one field into a cemetery….

Lost the battle but not the war

It was a sad scene on the night of the 2nd of May, seeing Ken leaving the institution he did so much to give a profile and such energy too….

It’s the Economy, Stupid

There is undoubtedly heightened tension about the state of the economy in London with the credit crunch as a result of sub-prime mortgage market collapse in the US, on the…