Muslim Council of Britain elects Zara Mohammed as its first female leader

Training consultant from Glasgow says it is ‘an honour and blessing’ to be named secretary general

A woman is to lead the Muslim Council of Britain for the first time, in a move hailed as a landmark moment in the UK Muslim community.

Zara Mohammed, 29, a training and development consultant from Glasgow, was elected on Sunday as the MCB’s secretary general by 107 votes to 60 in a virtual annual general meeting. Her opponent was Ajmal Masroor, an imam and teacher.

Continue reading...
Read full article on: theguardian.com
Hollyoaks spoilers: Cleo McQueen and Toby Faroe plot to kill paedophile Pete Buchanan
Cleo decided that enough was enough and that it was time Pete paid for his sins.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Emmerdale spoilers: Kim kills Jamie Tate after poisoning him as revenge?
How far is Kim about to go?
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
More than half of LGBT+ adults in the US say they have experienced violent threats, study finds
Fifty-two per cent of LGBT respondents said they had been threatened with violence at least once since the age of 18
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Renee Zellweger and TV presenter Ant Anstead 'dating' after his split from wife
Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger is reported to be dating Ant Anstead following his split from wife Christina Haack
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Miami building collapse: Shocking video shows Florida condo falling
Shocking video shows the moment a Florida condo building collapsed, killing one and trapping dozens of other residents.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Students who failed English GCSE could be banned from uni until they pass
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said he he couldn’t understand why degree requirements would be lowered for pupils who did not pass key subjects
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
'Her Union is dead!' Furious Scottish nationalists attack Queen ahead of Scotland tour
SCOTTISH nationalists reacted with anger on social media, after it was announced the Queen will tour Scotland later this month.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Rates of skin cancer type in UK men jumps by nearly half in decade, research finds
Cancer Research UK boss calls new figures ‘worrying’
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Malta and Ibiza added to NI travel green list ahead of UK announcement
Speculation is mounting that the top holiday destinations may now be added to the UK list, with experts suggesting the Northern Ireland Assembly has 'jumped the gun' ahead of the full reveal.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Can you throw your facemask away on July 19th?
Compulsory mask wearing in England will be ditched within weeks but the Evening Standard’s deputy political editor, Nicholas Cecil, says you may want to hold onto one for a while yet.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Italy and Austria unable to train at Wembley ahead of last-16 tie
The playing surface has suffered with the wet and fresh weather.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Man Utd linked with Egyptian Premier League midfielder Aliou Dieng
Manchester United have had a bid rejected according to reports in Egypt for the 23-year-old midfielder.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Rudy Giuliani has law licence suspended for helping Trump pursue false claims of election fraud
A New York State court accused the former mayor of making ‘demonstrably false and misleading statements’ about the 2020 election
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Uganda, Dominican Republic and Tunisia among countries added to Northern Ireland red list
The changes will come into effect from 4am on 30 June
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Grenfell managers did not make ‘sufficient’ assessment of risks to residents
The ex-CEO of the tenant management organisation has admitted it was a ‘struggle’ to tackle a mounting pile of fire risk assessment actions.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Britney Spears boyfriend' Sam Asghari shares snap of a lioness in support of the pop star
Shortly before Britney Spears' shocking testimony about her ongoing conservatorship battle, her boyfriend Sam Asghari shared a photo of himself wearing a 'Free Britney' shirt.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Ed Sheeran performed ‘Three Lions’ for England squad, reveals Kalvin Phillips
Phillips said the singer gave a brief rendition of ‘Football’s Coming Home’.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
BBC Weather: RED alert issued for Europe as hottest June day recorded in 120 years
BBC Weather has forecast "record-breaking" temperatures across central, southern and eastern Europe as the continent experiences a heatwave.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Brexiteer plot to topple Theresa May: Insider breaks cover to disclose leadership coup
BREXITEERS pulled together a plot behind the scenes to oust then-Prime Minister Theresa May and a Conservative insider just revealed some crucial details behind the leadership coup.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
If you can't sell your house, try painting the front door grey
Neutral colours are most popular with buyers, experts say, with grey, black and white having the biggest buzz
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Fresh Royal Mail warning issued to millions of Brits in the UK
Homeowners and renters are affected
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Greek Orthodox church on defensive after acid attack on bishops
Questions over how attack could have occurred in Athens building where church’s governing body meetsThe Greek Orthodox church has been put on the defensive after a priest was accused of an acid attack that injured 10 people, including seven senior bishops.Three bishops remained in hospital on Thursday, with one reportedly undergoing plastic surgery, while the suspect was due to appear before a public prosecutor. Two lawyers and a police officer were also injured in Wednesday’s attack. Most had burns on their face and hands. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Archaeology: 'Nesher Ramla Homo', a new type of ancient human, is discovered in Israel
Skull and jaw fragments of a 'Nesher Ramla' Homo were found at an open-air prehistoric site of the same name at a cement plant near the city of Ramla, Israel.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Bradley Lowery to have roads named after him in Hartlepool
The two roads – Bradley Lowery Way and Sunshine Place – are less than a mile from where the young football fan lived.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Boy is pulled from the rubble of 12-story Miami apartment collapse
Video from the scene showed the boy being rescued by fire crews after the Champlain Towers South beachfront building collapsed at about 1.30am on Thursday in Miami's Surfside neighborhood.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Former Grenfell management chief ‘kept board in dark’ over safety issues
Public inquiry into June 2017 disaster hears that Robert Black failed to mention numerous risks and problems following reviewThe former boss of Grenfell Tower’s management body repeatedly failed to alert residents and councillors overseeing its work to serious fire safety issues and has admitted to “keeping the board in the dark”.Robert Black, who was chief executive of the Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation (KCTMO) at the time of the fire, did not tell boards at the council and the arms-length management body about problems with smoke extractors at Grenfell, a deficiency notice issued by London fire brigade on the tower, or problems with fire doors at another block that suffered a fire. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Democratic senator reveals he is member of exclusive sailing club amid diversity backlash over wife’s beach club
Sheldon Whitehouse has long faced scrutiny for being the scion of a rich family and belonging to exclusive clubs
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Ronnie O’Sullivan to welcome Ng On-yee onto main tour as Championship League Snooker draw revealed
Some interesting groups
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Parents blast 'ridiculous' isolation rules as thousands more kids sent home
Struggling families say they can't carry on seeing their children's education be affected and having their own jobs put at risk
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Merkel and Macron are accused of hypocrisy over push to keep Brits out of Europe this summer
Data shows prevalence of the mutant strain is growing exponentially in Germany and is accounting for up to 70 per cent of new cases in some regions in the South West of France.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Exciting winger Sulemana 'considering Man Utd offer' according to reports
Manchester United are one of the options on the table for Kamaldeen Sulemana as he weighs up his next move.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Diana ‘knew what she was doing’, ex-lover Hasnat Khan claimed according to new ITV documentary
Princess Diana “knew what she was doing” and knew how to provoke the royal family into wanting her to divorce Prince Charles, her ex reportedly claimed while discussing her state of mind and motives.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
England’s Covid rates rising but vaccine breaking link with deaths – NHS chief
North-west England has the highest rate with 238.9 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to June 20, up week-on-week from 200.3.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Oscars to honor Elaine May, Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson
The Academy Awards will present Elaine May, Samuel L
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Fossilised bones found in Israel could belong to extinct humans
Remains with combination of Neanderthal and early human features date back 100,000 yearsFossilised bones recovered from an ancient sinkhole in Israel may belong to a previously unknown group of extinct humans that lived in the Levant more than 100,000 years ago.Researchers unearthed the bones alongside stone tools and the remains of horses, fallow deer and wild ox during excavations at the Nesher Ramla prehistoric site near the city of Ramla in central Israel. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Geordie Shore's Sophie Kasaei wants to date a workman and not a celebrity
Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei wants to be able to hear about her man's workday as well as the 'lads' banter'
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Jags actor's 'bittersweet' EastEnders exit, new job & never being able to return
EastEnders star Amar Adatia walked away from the soap after just one year as part of a pre-arranged plan - but now Jags Panesar can never come back after a controversial decision [SPOILER WARNING]
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Euros fan's incredible retro footy kit collection as strips sell for thousands
EXCLUSIVE: Euro 2020 is sparking a surge in interest in retro football kits from the competition with some selling for as much as £2,000 - here we meet the collectors and hear their stories
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
What mental health support is in place for the Love Island 2021 contestants?
ITV has introduced some new care protocols.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Holiday green list set to include Mallorca, Ibiza and Malta as announcement due
It appears millions of British holidaymakers have been given a rare bit of good news - after a raft of holiday islands going on the green list were published early by the Northern Ireland government
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
School fined after nine-year-old boy died when a changing room locker fell on him
A school has been fined £16,700 after a nine-year-old boy died when a changing room locker fell on him.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
‘They’re just not welcome in polite society’: Jared and Ivanka distancing themselves from Trump as ‘image rehab’, says Jim Acosta
Former president’s election conspiracy theories reportedly to blame
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Paul Pogba’s majesty is a warning to France’s Euro 2020 rivals
Midfielder’s masterclass against Portugal showed the favourites are stirring and can only get better as the knockout stage loomsFew would take exception with Didier Deschamps’ assertion that, while other teams may have made a better impression at Euro 2020, France will really get started now the knockout phase has arrived. But Paul Pogba might.In the heat of a fluctuating, dramatic night in Budapest the France midfielder produced a majestic display against Portugal that confirmed his tournament is truly under way. It is up to others in the world champions’ ranks to catch up. Ominously for France’s rivals, and encouragingly for Deschamps’ post-match claim that collective improvement is imminent, Karim Benzema embraced that responsibility with two goals at the Puskas Arena and a performance to silence debate over his value to the side. Uefa named the Real Madrid forward man of the match in recognition of an intelligent contribution polished by his first goals for France since his international exile ended. A reasonable selection, had Pogba not eclipsed every player wearing a white shirt. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Ex-Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman shuts doors of London restaurant for final time
'My heart goes out to all those affected by Covid.'
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Woman suffering horrific endometriosis died from accidental painkiller overdose
Amy Ganner was a 'remarkable' woman who had to battle a variety of health conditions, an inquest heard
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Council worker sacked after 32-year career for using N-word wins tribunal case
He had been asked to give an example of racism he had witnessed.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Laura Whitmore glows with excitement as she arrives in Spain for Love Island with baby daughter
Mama’s ready to get to work.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Supermoon LIVE stream: How to watch tonight's spectacular Super Strawberry Moon
A SUPERMOON will light up the skies tonight, appearing under the guise of the spectacular Strawberry Moon. Watch the Supermoon from the comfort of your home here on Express.co.uk.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...