Public meeting called to highlight risk to Handsworth Leisure Centre


It’s no architectural gem but Handsworth Leisure Centre, which opened in 1984 and occupies one corner of Handsworth Park, is one of our busiest local amenities.

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Teachers go on strike at Hamstead Hall


Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) at
Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre went on strike today (25.04.13) to oppose plans to convert it into an Academy. Read More...

Ofcom issues new warning to Sangat TV


Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has issued a new warning to Sangat TV following a live programme that praised the assassins of Darshan Das. Read More...

Sikh Channel ‘put on notice’ for breaching broadcasting Code


Regulator Ofcom has ‘put on notice’ TV Legal, the licensee of the Sikh Channel, following a complaint about a programme that praised the life of the Khalistani extremist Talwinder Singh Parmar. Parmar, a Canadian national, was linked to the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in June 1985 in which 329 people died.
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Sainsbury’s plans new supermarket in Hamstead


Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is to seek planning permission for a new 30,000 sq ft store on an old industrial site between Old Walsall Road and Austin Way.
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Who do you think we are? Part 1

The headline story to emerge from the 2011 Census data published at the end of January was that Polish is now the second most common language in England and Wales. But buried in the data are a host of insights into the way in which neighbourhoods have changed in the last 10 years. Read More...

Sangat TV breached Code, says Ofcom


The Sikh channel Sangat TV is guilty of ‘a serious contravention’ of the broadcasting Code for which it will face a statutory sanction, Ofcom has said.
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Welcome


Welcome to
The Handsworth Herald, a new blog about Handsworth and Handsworth Wood, written by Mick Archer. Read More...