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Sikhs across Europe visit Wolverhampton for 10,000-strong conference

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Image caption More than 10,000 Sikhs from across Europe attended the three-day conference in Wolverhampton

More than 10,000 Sikhs have gathered in Wolverhampton to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sikh Federation.

The group was set up a decade ago to "give Sikhs a stronger political voice", said Amrik Singh, chair of the federation.

The three-day convention has seen Sikhs travelling from across Europe to take part in the celebrations.

Mr Singh described the event, which drew to a close on Sunday, as "a huge success".

He added: "We are working with all three main political parties at the highest levels and they are genuinely listening to our specific concerns.

"We have briefed them on the issues that matter to young British Sikhs as well as the wider Sikh community."

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