Friday, 24 April 2009

'The Southall Story' is launched

A series of exhibitions and events is launched in Southall to celebrate 30 years of 'The Southall Story'.

The event was launched on Friday April 24th at 7.30pm at the Dominion Centre by
musician Kuljit Bhamra, Film Director Shakila Taranum Maan and Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters).

Also present was was special guest star and original Southall resident - Film Director Gurinder Chadha.

It contains photographs, recordings, film documentaries, writings and invaluable archive material for the last 30 years of Southall.

The result of the events and exhibitions will be the publication of a book and DVD.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Another anti-terror operations fiasco

Another major anti-terror operations fails to uncover even a minor crime, again.

The Prime minister is briefed on another major anti-terror operation. He wastes no time in announcing it to the world.

The only problem is.
There was no evidence at the start.
And there is no evidence NOW.

12 men, 10 with student visas were arrested in raids in Liverpool, Manchester and Clitheroe.

After 13 days in custody, no evidence of any wrongdoing was discovered and they were released without charge.

They are innocent of any crime.

Yet, eleven of the Pakistani students are now in UK Border Agency custody and face deportation because no evidence of any wrong doing has been found.

Pakistan's high commissioner to the UK said:
"They are youngsters from very poor families...they spent all their savings and came here with passports and visas to pursue their education and they should be allowed... to pursue their education," he said.
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Sunday, 12 April 2009

The annual Southall Vaisakhi procession 2009

The annual Southall Vaisakhi procession was on Sunday 12th April 2009.

The Police estimated that around 30 - 50 thousand people would attend, parading through the streets of Southall.

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