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A Muslim cleric from Leeds is to play a leading role in a review into of the use of Sharia law in England and Wales.
Qari Asim, imam at a mosque in the Hyde Park area, is advising a panel of experts that will lead a review launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today.
Mrs May announced the process as part of the government’s counter-extremism strategy.
She said there was evidence some Sharia councils encouraged "discriminatory and unacceptable" practices, including forced marriage and divorces that are unfair to women.
“A number of women have reportedly been victims of what appear to be discriminatory decisions taken by Sharia councils, and that is a significant concern. There is only one rule of law in our country, which provides rights and security for every citizen."
Fundraisers behind a mosque that is being built in Lincoln say they have almost raised the full £1.6 million pounds needed to complete the project.
Work is already well underway on Boultham Park Road in the city centre with more than £1.3 million having been raised. The chairman of the Islamic Association, Tanweer Ahmed, says he is hopeful the building could be completed by September with only £280,000 left to find.
Children will get on average five Easter eggs each over the Easter holidays.
That's according to research from the website MummyPages.
The survey of Mum's shows that most are worried about the amount of sugar their sons and daughters will consume over the Bank Holiday, some chocolate eggs containing up to 60 teaspoons of sugar.
- 59% of mums regularly intercept or take away some of their child's chocolate Easter Eggs without them knowing
- 63% of respondents think parents should be consulted before an adult gives their child a gift of a chocolate Easter Egg
Popular alternatives to chocolate Easter Eggs for children include:
New clothes (57%)
Home-made gifts (43%)
Special family day out (40%)
Gift vouchers (33%)
Home baked goods (33%)
56% of mums think Easter Eggs should be limited by law to just one aisle or display in supermarkets
19% of mums think there should be an extra 'sugar tax' on Easter Eggs
Mums average Easter Egg spend: Up to £10 (28%), £11-20 (48%), £21-30 (14%), £30-40 (7%), £40-50 (3%).
Muslims and Christians in Lincoln have come together in condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday which killed more than thirty people.
After an open air service at the city's Stonebow, members of the Lincoln Churches together group held a procession to join with Muslims at the end of Friday prayers. The chairman of the Islamic Association of Lincoln said the atrocities in Belgium go against everything his religion stands for.