MP claims 2,000 British Muslims fighting for IS

As many as 2,000 Britons have travelled to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS), four times more than the official estimates, a Muslim British parliamentarian has claimed.

Birmingham City appoint Burton Rowett as new manager
Birmingham City appoint Burton Rowett as new manager

 English championship strugglers Birmingham have named Burton Albion's Gary Rowett as the new manager of the football club after sacking Lee Clark last week.

Two kg heroin recovered from passenger at Pakistan airport

A Pakistani passenger who allegedly tried to smuggle 2 kg of heroin to the UK has been detained at the international airport here.

Britain`s bruised Conservatives rally for re-election

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.

Britain, Ireland call talks to break N Ireland deadlock

Britain and Ireland are to revive talks between nationalist and unionist parties in Northern Ireland to resolve a standoff that has at times threatened to topple the power-sharing administration.

Trojan Horse 2: Islamist extremism spreads to London schools?

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.

Three killed in US shooting

 Three people, including the gunman, died in a shooting incident in the US state of Alabama, authorities said.

India vs England, T20 - As it happened...
India vs England, T20 - As it happened...

Live coverage of the one-off T20 match between India and England being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Kevin Pietersen wants England to have IPL-style T20 cricket tournament

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.

"I`m no miracle-worker": Keane

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.

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.

Ivanovic continues dominant form in Birmingham

Top seed Ana Ivanovic continued her dominant form at the Aegon Classic with a 6-1 6-4 quarter-final triumph over Czech Klara Koukalova in Birmingham, England on Friday.

Top seed Ivanovic through in Birmingham but Stosur ousted

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.

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.

Sri Lanka win series amid controversial run out

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.

West Ham sign Argentine striker Zarate

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce made Argentinian striker Mario Zarate his first signing of the close season on Wednesday.

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.

Wigan win to secure second-tier playoff spot

Wigan Athletic secured a place in the English Championship (second tier) playoffs with a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Birmingham City on Tuesday, fuelling their hopes of an immediate return to the Premier League.