Small Heath community activist Mohammed Zafran, known by local residents as Zaf, has been honoured at two award ceremonies in September.
The National Diversity Award received over 21,000 nominations this year paying tribute to those from under- represented backgrounds who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the equality agenda. Zaf won first award at the ceremony for the positive role model award for change.
In September Zaf has also won the Birmingham Mail’s Pride of Birmingham Local Champion Award for all of the community work he has done in the area to help get... Read more...
As part of Shabana Mahmood MP’s campaign to Keep Birmingham Streets Clean, new Dog Order Control Orders have been put in place to tackle issues such as dog fouling or owning a dangerous dog. Offences can now be dealt with by a fixed penalty notice of £80, or a maximum fine of £1000.
The Orders made under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 aimed to tackle irresponsible dog owners who fail to control or clean up after their pets.
Dog owners need to be aware of the new laws as follows:
1. The Fouling of Land by... Read more...
On Wednesday 15th October Breast Cancer Care met with Shabana Mahmood MP at Parliament, after a survey by the charity revealed that the majority (90%) of secondary breast cancer patients are experiencing physical pain, many almost daily.
As part of Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13th), Shabana Mahmood MP attended the event - hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer - to meet with women who have been diagnosed with the disease, and highlight the charity’s campaign and petition. Alarmingly the survey findings reveal that... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP said today:
"We all agree that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are illegal under international law and they are not part of Israel. As such, they are an obstacle to a two state solution and a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. My position on the boycott of illegal settlement goods - precisely because the settlements themselves are illegal - is a difference of view with my party that is genuinely and respectfully held.
"There is no disagreement that a more general boycott of Israel would not contribute towards a lasting peace in the region -... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP, Labour’s shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, responding to HMRC figures published today showing the amount of uncollected tax in the UK rising, said: “
These damning figures show that this Government is totally failing to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. According to HMRC’s own assessment, the amount of uncollected tax rose again last year and has now gone up by £3 billion on George Osborne’s watch.
“At a time when working people face a cost-of-living crisis, our NHS is going backwards and the deficit is still high, it’s even... Read more...
Today we found out that more than five million British workers face uncertainty over their tax bills. Leaked emails from HMRC, according to a story in the Telegraph, have shown that those who underpaid or overpaid income tax last year may have still paid the wrong amount and now face having their bills recalculated once again.
In response to this news, Shabana said:
"Under the... Read more...