UK schools may undergo inspections overhaul

The UK government is planning a major overhaul of the country`s school inspection system amid a controversy around Islamist extremists wielding undue influence over some educational institutions.

David Cameron seeks school inspection clampdown after alleged Muslim plot

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants snap inspections at schools in response to "deeply concerning" allegations of a plot by extremist Muslims to take over schools in the English city of Birmingham.

Inquiry widens into Islamist school takeover plot in UK

A government investigation into an alleged plot by Islamist extremists to take control of the curriculum of schools in Birmingham, Britain`s second largest city, has been expanded to include financial mismanagement.

Miley Cyrus labels Birmingham `sluttiest` city in the UK

Pop star Miley Cyrus has called Birmingham `sluttiest` city in the UK.

Brutal assault on Indian-origin family in Britain

An Indian-origin youth in Britain was brutally assaulted along with other family members in a violent attack outside a popular Indian restaurant.

British city probes Muslim takeover of schools plot

Britain`s second city Birmingham launched a probe Monday into an alleged hardline Muslim plot to take control of schools.

Britain takes action against Islamist extremism in schools

The UK government is preparing to send hit squads of inspectors into dozens of state schools where conservative Islamic practices are allegedly damaging children`s education.

Britain takes action against Islamist extremism in schools

The UK will send hit squads of inspectors into dozens of state schools in cities like Birmingham where conservative Islamic practices are allegedly damaging children`s education.

Indian-origin Birmingham schoolboy makes Mensa cut

A 13-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy, whose brain is said to rival that of Albert Einstein and Bill Gates, has been classified among the top one per cent of Britain`s brightest after he scored 160 points in an IQ test.

Indian-origin vegetarian served chicken in UK

An Indian-origin woman who has been a lifelong vegetarian is distraught after mistakenly being served chicken by a UK restaurant.

Malala Yousafzai opens Europe’s biggest library in UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe’s biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham.

Birmingham to open largest public library in Europe

Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe, will open to the public on Sept. 3.

Four stabbed in UK mosque attack, one arrested

Four persons, including a police officer, were stabbed inside a mosque in the British city of Birmingham over an argument.

`Yamla Pagla Deewana 2` to have Birmingham premiere

The makers of ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’ have decided to have a premiere of the comedy film in Birmingham, Britain, where the entire movie was shot.

Two face jail in Britain for 9/11-like plot

Two members of a terrorist cell face jail in Britain after they admitted their involvement in a suicide bomb plot comparable to "another 9/11", a media report said.

Pakistani daily pleased to see Malala back at school

Teen activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by Taliban, began attending school in Britain, prompting Pakistani daily to laud "beacon of hope in a country where girls` education is desperately needed"

UK school sorry for serving non-halal food to Muslims pupil

A UK school in an "unintentional error" served non-halal food to Muslim students for which it has apologised and sacked a staffer.

Fees hike leads to sharp decline in students’ admission rates in British universities

The number of students admitted to British universities last year dropped by as much as 40 percent amid increasing tuition fees.

Two arrested in UK on suspicion of terrorism

The pair was arrested at an address in the Small Heath area of Birmingham, some 195 km northwest of London, under the Terrorism Act, West Midlands Police said.

Now, a bus service from Birmingham to PoK

Mirpur in Jammu and Kashmir will now be directly linked by road with the United Kingdom through a direct bus service.