Grammy-nominated songwriter Pamela Oland is used to big hits, with hundreds of credits to her name. She was even commissioned by Frank Sinatra to write a song for his wife. But it is her latest project, Soldier of Orange, which is earning royal acclaim.
Semi-retired optometrist Ivor Wolfe has a vision. The Glasgow-born eye specialist is planning to build a hospital in Varanasi, India, to continue treating the locals he has been helping for the past five years.
Former Guardian foreign correspondent Walter Schwarz has led a pretty adventurous life. He spent time in a prison in Nigeria during the civil war and served in the Malayan jungle for the British army. Now he is sharing his experiences in his memoirs, The Ideal Occupation. It tells of the adventures - and misadventures - he has had during his varied career.
Ever posted something on Facebook or Twitter and wished you hadn't? Fear not. You can now delete the unwanted or embarrassing message thanks to a novel new iPhone app created by corporate lawyer Daniel Cowen.
This is Oliver Sinclair. He is currently attempting to ski more than 400 miles across the Canadian Arctic to the Magnetic North Pole. Why? To raise over £100,000 as part of this year's Polar Challenge - an extreme endurance race lasting up to 21 days. The challenge is completed entirely by Nordic cross-country skiing.
Semi-retired teacher Jeff Rozelaar is taking a trip down memory lane with the publication of his debut book, Bagels & Bacon: The Postwar East End (History Press).
An autobiographical account of growing up in the East End of London during the post-war period, it attempts to shed a mainly humorous, but sometimes serious light, on the relations between the Jewish and the wider community.