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Young, working and can't plan a future

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

"A lot of people of my age aren't comfortable making long-term commitments - like meeting a partner and building a relationship - when they don't have control over where they live."

Pip Moss, a 26-year-old paralegal,wanted the security of being able to plan a future. So, 18 months ago, he moved from London to Manchester. And he is not alone.

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You saved our mum once, please now help her again

By Lianne Kolirin, July 21, 2016

Three years ago, Britain's Jewish community carried out the ultimate mitzvah, coming together to save the life of Kenton grandmother, Sharon Berger.

With a diagnosis of advanced leukaemia, Sharon's only hope was a stem-cell transplant. Thousands of people signed up as potential donors and eventually a match was found.

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One cruel mother, two pushy parents

By Hilary Freeman, July 21, 2016

Q I am desperate. I have long been abused by my mother, both physically and mentally. My siblings have been treated very differently, and do not wish to be involved in my problematic relationship. My mother is extremely manipulative and always lied to my recently deceased father about me. She played him off against me.

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And the crowd goes wild

By Joy Sable, July 14, 2016

Looking for something that little bit different for your child's bat- or barmitzvah? There are plenty of imaginative options available if the local shul hall is not quite what you had in mind.

The main guide will be affordability, coupled with what appeals to your son or daughter. Hobbies and interests are a good starting point for inspiration.

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Brand designs

By Jessica Weinstein, July 14, 2016

If you have a child of bat or barmitzvah age, it must seem like there is a different simchah every weekend, so how do you make yours stand out from the crowd? There is a balance to be found between doing something different and exciting and making a party that people cannot stop talking about - for the wrong reasons.

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A blessing for the B-Mum

By Victoria Prever, July 14, 2016

Bar and batmitzvahs are not just a milestone for the child moving into adulthood.

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Five ways to make guests into VIPs

By Juliet Shenderey, July 14, 2016

If you are looking for ways to make friends and family feel special on your wedding day, the options don't run out once you have assigned the bridesmaids and ushers. Here are some ways to make every guest feel special.

1 - The personal touch

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Nothing but romance reigns

By Gina Benjamin, July 14, 2016

Thinking of an outdoor party? Aron Schlagman of Whitepaper Event is also external weddings and special events consultant at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

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Dinner time and it's action stations

By Victoria Prever, July 14, 2016

"Every one of my clients wants to introduce something that will differentiate their party from all the others they will be going to," says Kati Pauk of party organiser KP Events. They provide not only food, but a bit of theatre to keep your guests entertained.

Sushi chefs preparing sushi before your eyes, crêpes made to order and shawarma carved directly from the rotating spit all impress.

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Sweet for your honeymoon

By Nichola West, July 14, 2016

Choosing the right honeymoon is as important as picking the right location for your wedding - except the choice of location is a whole lot wider, from a luxurious spa with a backdrop of the Serra de Monchique mountain range in Portugal to beaches that can be reached only on foot in the Caribbean. Here are five of the best.

One And Only Reethi Rah, Maldives, Indian Ocean

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