Why British Muslims care about Jerusalem

Why British Muslims care about Jerusalem

This week US President Donald Trump said his country would officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of American policy. Israelis (predominantly Jewish) and Palestinians (predominantly Muslim) have been in conflict for years over the city. We asked Muslims in Bradford, which has one of the UK’s largest Muslim populations, whether Jerusalem…

Firefighters’ surprise role in Perth Theatre panto

Image copyrightColinMcCredieImage caption They’re behind you! Firefighters on stage during the Perth Theatre pantomime The first performance at Perth Theatre in four years defied all expectations when two real-life firefighters appeared on stage. A smoke alarm mid-way through Aladdin on Saturday forced the evacuation of the Edwardian theatre which has just had a £16.6m refurbishment….

Two young Devon men die after ‘taking drugs at Plymouth Pryzm nightclub’

Two 19-year-old men have died in hospital in the early hours after apparently taking drugs at a nightclub. They were found unconscious at the Pryzm club in Plymouth, where hundreds of young people were attending a gig by the Swedish dance artist Basshunter. Police said the teenagers, from Okehampton and Newton Abbot, were thought to…

Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I didn’t fall, they shot me’ Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it had hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people died, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli…

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Hoffman has not commented on the latest allegations A co-star of Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has accused him of a “horrific, demoralising and abusive experience” while on a 1984 Broadway production. Kathryn Rossetter’s allegation comes a month after author Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Hoffman has not commented on…