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Issue 313 – Friday 22nd May 2015

Record 13 Muslim MPs elected

A record 13 Muslim MPs (up from 8 in 2010) have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are now women out of a total of 191 female candidates elected to the House of Commons, up from 148 in 2010.

Editorial

  • Focus of next five years must be on unity

    Congratulations must go to the Conservatives for their unexpected win at the general elections. The victory is all the more amazing given their pledge to drive through a £30 billion austerity package, including £12 bn in unspecified welfare cuts. Compared with Labour, it seemed much more professionally, ruthless and strategically planned with the vital help of the majority of the press.

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  • UK can’t feed its citizens

    UK can’t feed its citizens

    One of the hallmarks of the Coalition Government has been its austerity rhetoric. Since May 2010, we have been told incessantly that the Labour Government left a huge deficit and that we must tighten our belts to reduce it.

Environment

  • Just another chemical spill

    A toxic chemical spill off the coast of Costa Rica that took place on May 3 left tourists and residents unable to swim, or fish in the ocean for 72 hours.

Health and Science

  • Hopes for blood test to detect ovarian cancer

    Results from a 14 year trial to assess if regular blood tests could help detect ovarian cancer has reported encouraging results, with twice as many cases of the cancer detected compared to conventional methods.

Sport

  • SPORT BRIEF

    The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on May 9 it expects bilateral series with India to resume in the UAE in December but there was no confirmation.

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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