The UK government has sanctioned funds to conduct anti-radicalisation workshops including theatre for school children in Birmingham, which had been at the heart of "Trojan Horse" plot by Islamist extremists to take control of the school curriculum.
Two young British nationals, including one of Pakistani descent, who spent eight months fighting alongside an al Qaeda-linked terror group in Syria, were on Friday jailed for 12 years and eight months each.
Britain`s ruling Conservative party is ralllying for re-election in 2015 at its ongoing party conference, overshadowed by defections to the eurosceptic UKIP and a ministerial resignation over a sex scandal.
Schools in the British capital face probe after fears that some of them might have fallen under the influence of Islamist extremism, with officials believing the situation could be worse than that uncovered in the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham.
Kevin Pietersen feels that IPL-style T20 cricket tournament will benefit English cricket. Talking to All Out Cricket magazine, the former English skipper said that franchise cricket would work in the United Kingdom.
New Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane refuses to "promise miracles" but hopes to give the Birmingham club boss Paul Lambert every support to get the team back to winning ways, he said on Wednesday.
Top seed Ana Ivanovic breezed into the quarter-finals of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England with a 6-1 6-1 victory over American Lauren Davis on Thursday but second seed Samantha Stosur was knocked out.
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.
Sri Lanka won the final one-day international in Birmingham by six wickets, a game that will be remembered for the controversial run-out of England`s Jos Buttler, to triumph 3-2 in the five-match series.