Happy New Year to all our readers, writers, photographers and news gatherers. Big congratulations to Naim Qureshi who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to Sparkbrook.
Well known across the City, Naim has worked indefatigably to bring resources to Sparkbrook. He is a core figure in Ashiana Community Project, has helped to found other charities, and is a sterling supporter of the local Forum. We hope they are giving him a good party at Ashiana!