Islamophobic leaflets which were distributed in the area earlier this week have been given to the police who are investigating who is responsible for this vile behaviour.

The police have asked me to remind residents how important it is to report all incidences of racism or islamophobia. You should call the police on 101. If you are in immediate danger call 999. 

Shabana Mahmood MP is pleased to invite you to City of Colours Street Art Festival On Saturday 18th June. This is Birmingham's second 'Free Entry' Street Art Festival and it will showcase 120 British and International Artists painting walls and other surfaces in the Custard Factory and surrounding areas, transforming Digbeth into one of the UK's largest outdoor art galleries.     

The Birmingham Muslim Burial Council have emailed to let me know that they are making headway in their campaign to have a scanner in the vicinity of Birmingham which can do angiography during a post mortem. 

Project Aspie launched a new Creative Community Initiative, a Pilot Autism Opportunity Support Group, called ‘Alphabet 12’ which started in October 2015. ‘Alphabet 12’ takes place last Saturday of every month (excluding December) at The Learning Zone, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery between 10.30 am till 12.30 pm.

Shabana said, “I welcome the First World War Memorials Programme coming to Birmingham and the Black Country, and I give my support and thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who are working so hard to preserve our World War I memorials. “

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My office has received a number of calls today regarding reports of a gas explosion at a house on Wiggin Street in Ladywood, Birmingham. The blast which was reported at 12.45pm today, destroyed a two storey property.  West Midlands Fire Service have stated that four fire engines were dispatched and in addition police and ambulance crews were also in attendance.  

Shabana said, "This latest shooting is tragic news and my thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family. Along with other community activists I have been saying for some time that we need to ensure the strongest possible action is being taken to work out why we are seeing this escalation in violent crime so that the upsurge can quickly be brought to a halt.