17 August 1972
Leicester City Council publish an advertisement in the Ugandan Argus
The Leicester City Council published the following advertisment in the Ugandan Argus discouraging Asians from settling in Leicester: "AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE COUNCIL...
27 September 1972
First chartered flight to Canada organised by the Canadian High Commission
First Canadian chartered flights for Ugandan Asians leave from Entebbe Airport. The Christian Science Monitor reported on the unfolding crisis with the following: "The United...
Establishment of the Ministry of Overseas Development
Harold Wilson's government created the Ministry of Overseas Development with the aim of amalgamating aid efforts of various state departments including the Foreign Office. Wilson...
Lead singer of iconic British rock band Queen was born Farrokh Bulsara in the Sultanate of Zanzibar, a British protectorate. Bulsara hailed from a Parsi...
1977 - 1994
Alaap was a pioneering British bhangra group led by singer Channi Singh. See below Alaap featuring Asha Bhosle performing 'Chum Chum Nachdi Phiran' in 1990:...
Vocalist on Moonsoon's 'Ever So Lonely'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BpjkK9CBc4
Desert Storm (Single) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZCx6FLHj_I
Establishment of the Department for International Development
Under Tony Blair's Labour government, British foreign aid was made the domain of the newly established Department for International Development. This was a change from...
Author: Monica Ali "At the tender age of eighteen, Nazneen’s life is turned upside down. After an arranged marriage to a man twenty years her...