Sorry, but I have to object strongly to the content of your statement. The cited message (more precisely its content) is not suitable for a newspaper article unless you emphasize the method of determining the dates of beginning and end of Ramadân.
There might be other definitions around, but if you rely on the first visibility of the lunar crescent (ru'yatu l-hilâl) as the determining sign of the islamic month's beginning, and a local sighting inside your country (ikhtilâfu l-matâli`), the beginning of the month of Ramadân will not be before 2 September 2008, unless you are in Central/South America or in South Africa.
And based on the same conditions, the last day of the month Ramadân will not be before 1 October 2008 (i.e. the `Îdu l-Fitr will be on 2 October), unless you are in the surroundings of Cape Hoorn.
As I suppose that you are writing for a paper in the UK, the statement should be This year, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is from the 2nd September to the 1st of October.
For more information about this subject see for example http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/islam/islam_lunv...