Forum Topics

Women's Boxing

What are your thoughts on women's boxing? Is it right or wrong?

What about your views on the sport itself? Does it make a difference if it's women or men who are punching each others lights out in the ring?

Those of you who watch men's boxing, are you as enthusiastic about watching women fighting it out in the ring?

In 2012 women's boxing will be included in the Olympics. Is it about time, or just equality gone mad?

Someone who's hoping she's there fighting at the 2010 London Olympics is Ambreen Sadiq aged 15 - the first Muslim female boxer in the UK. She's not just got her opponent to worry about or the fact she's competing in a male dominated sport, but also religious restraints and cultural stigma.

Hand Of Henry!

Oooohh... are people now going to forever remember Thierry Henry for that goal against Ireland? Forever a cheat? Or will people forget this one mistake?

What are your opinions on it? He said himself it was a handball but that it wasn’t deliberate... hhmmm... do you agree? Does it look instinctive or deliberately directed...?

Does it change your opinion about him in any way?

Do you feel for Ireland? Can you just imagine the uproar if something like that had happened to us... again?

What can and should be done about stuff like that in the so-called beautiful game?

Should Henry have gone to the ref and owned up?

Or... what is all the fuss about?! It’s just a game!

Check the level of crime on your street!

Yesterday an interactive map offering detailed crime statistics on every street in England and Wales was launched. It proved so popular yesterday that the site crashed.

The website aims to offer members of the public unprecedented access to information about crimes taking place in their neighbourhood.


Users should be able to access figures on levels of burglary, robbery, violence, vehicle crime and antisocial behaviour.

They can also compare one area against another and compare figures against the same period the previous year to see if crime is getting better or worse.

The website also offers messages from senior officers and links to local policing priorities and information about forthcoming crimefighting events.

Strictly Racist?

Strictly Come Dancing: BBC defends Anton Du Beke in race remark row

The BBC was forced to defend its decision not to drop Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke today after the dancer made a racist remark in rehearsals.

The corporation received scores of complaints after it emerged that Du Beke called his dancing partner, the actor Laila Rouass, a "Paki". Du Beke, who also fronts the BBC1 gameshow Hole in the Wall, apologised after his comments were published in the News of the World.

The BBC denied accusations of double standards given that it had axed Carol Thatcher from The One Show in similar circumstances earlier this year.

Check your change carefully!

A batch of 20p coins accidentally issued with no date on them could be worth £50 each, say coin collectors.

Tens of thousands of the coins have been produced in error by the Royal Mint at Llantrisant, near Cardiff.

They are said to be the first undated British coins to enter circulation for more than 300 years.

The Royal Mint said the issue had been resolved but wanted to reassure the public that the faulty 20p coins were still legal tender.

But with experts saying the coins could be worth up to £50 each, anyone finding an undated 20p may be reluctant to put it towards a loaf of bread.

The date on the new 20p was moved from the 'tails' to the 'heads' side when the country's coins were redesigned last year.

Met Police Found GUILTY

Sir Ian Blair vowed yesterday to stay on as Britain's top police officer, despite sustained calls for his resignation, after his force was found guilty of "catastrophic" failings that led to the shooting dead of Jean Charles de Menezes.

An Old Bailey jury found the Metropolitan police guilty of breaking health and safety law in July 2005 when De Menezes was killed after being mistaken for a suicide bomber. Fining the force £175,000 and ordering it to pay £385,000 in costs, judge Mr Justice Henriques called on the force to learn lessons.

Eid ul Fitr 2007


So not long now…

Is anyone excited… or is Eid no big deal?

Does Eid feel like a ‘special’ or 'joyous' occasion?

What do you normally do on Eid?

What will you be wearing? Does everyone buy a new outfit especially for Eid? Do any brothers wear shalwar kameez on Eid?

Anyone give Eid cards? Or presents to family and friends on Eid?

Anyone here receive any money? Anyone here give any money?

Has anyone spent Eid in a different country? How did it compare?

Please share your thoughts.