Author: Fahima Khatun

A Brexit academic says a second referendum would not diminish democracy, but could help due to the public being more informed than three years ago on what Brexit means. Alex De Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies “You’re not betraying the vote, people have the right to change their mind, just like I would if I think the evidence would change or if I’m aware of something I wasn’t three years ago.” Alex De Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies was speaking at theCentre for Brexit Studies Annual Conference in London. “That’s not anti-democratic and it’s a bit…

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Drinks R Us (Photo: Google Maps) An off licence shop in Bordesley Green has had its licence revoked at a committee licensing meeting today (22nd Jan) inspectors found suspected illicit alcohol. A complaint from a member of the public, who claimed the shop, Drinks R Us, was selling 10 cigarettes in a pack when the legal minimum limit is 20, led to the inspection of the shop on the 1st August 2017 by Paul Ellson an inspector from Trading Standards. The inspection led to 193 bottles of suspected illicit non-duty paid alcohol and a quantity of illegally packaged cigarettes being…

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A charity is holding events throughout Birmingham to fight isolation within the elderly community. Throughout the week Ageing Together will be holding activities including arts and crafts, dancing lessons, places for people to chat over food and drink and also life skills activities such as first aid training, English classes and more across Birmingham. A representative from Ageing Together said: “It’s really about people coming together, talking to one another, working out what they’ve got in common and it’s particularly important at a time where we really need to address community coherence and the general social infrastructure of Birmingham to…

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