Category: Local reports

Birmingham organisations warn migrants on dangers of being scammed

As the Windrush generation scandal sweeps the political scene, Birmingham based organisations warn against migrants falling prey to scammers. Ashiana Community Project reports on solicitors tricking vulnerable people, and GP surgeries discriminating against them. Also Migrant Voice representative gives advice on how migrants should follow a safe path.  Representing Migrant Voice in Birmingham, Salman Mirza explains how people can avoid being scammed on…

What does disability feel like? Project Aspie promotes inclusion

With 4 years experience in working with adults with Asperger’s syndrome, I became immediately interested in  Birmingham based Project Aspie. A volunteer invited me to their “Women on the Spectrum and Equalities in the Work Place” event. This took place on March 7th, at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.  Watch Graeme Croton, founder of the charity, tell his story…

INTERVIEWS: UK authors and artists showcase at Birmingham Comic Art Show

About 60 comics sellers, artists and writers displayed their work at Birmingham Comic Art Show last weekend. Brighton based author Kevin Gunstone and Manchester illustrator James Chapman talked to Landinside about their books. Hosted by Birmingham City University, the event offered both a chance to meet creators from the industry and panels to discuss and find out more. Most visitors stopped at…

VIDEO Antifascists and Britain First dispute the streets of Birmingham

On Saturday afternoon, June 24, antifascist protesters opposed Britain First supporters rallying in the city centre. With anger on both sides, they targeted each other with mirroring chants: “Nazi scum, out of Brum” versus “Muslim scum, off our streets”.  With video footage from the starting point, interviews with protesters and supporters, and the Britain First march to Centenary Square, Landinside…

Amirah Foundation invites Brummies to show solidarity over Ramadan

As Ramadan started, Amirah Foundation organised an event to explain the meaning of this fasting period for Muslims. At the same time, charity representatives explained how their work intensifies over this time, as even more women and children need their support.  Organised at the Women’s Enterprise Hub, the event brought together representatives of Birmingham Central…

REPUBLISHED: 116-year-old butchers in Ringwood criticise supermarkets for “conning” customers

We have republished this story, which first appeared on landinside.wordpress.com, before moving to a new domain. A story of the oldest butchers in Ringwood, Hampshire, still serving a loyal clientele, as it seems, after more than a century since the first shop was opened in the family.  Read and watch the immersive story of Michael Charles…