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Richard Herman takes a byte out of a kosher Apple

By Katie Taylor, December 16, 2010

Kosher has gone digital with the new Kosher nosh guide app for the iPhone.

Designed by Richard Herman, director of graphic design company, Arta Creative Solutions, the app will provide up-to-date information on what is and isn't kosher. Mr Herman tells People: "As a big Apple fan I approached the Beth Din with this idea. I used to produce the paper version of the kosher nosh guide, so I knew we would work well together."

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Lindsay Walker and Shelley-Anne Salisbury clicked at a party now they're in each others' hair

By Katie Taylor, December 16, 2010

Bad hair days could be a thing of the past now that the Linziclip has arrived.

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Sam Posner works her animal magic on people

By Katie Taylor, December 16, 2010

Sam Posner is the 21st century's answer to Doctor Dolittle - ok, perhaps she can't talk to animals but she certainly has a special quality.

As a veterinary nurse she has won MediVet groups employee of the year. The 42-year-old mother of three has worked at MediVet's main practice in Watford for over 20 years. Mrs Posner tells People: "I am very pleased to win this award, especially as MediVet has over 60 practices. I probably won because I am lippy and bolshie and everyone knows me."

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Alison Baum works wonders for mothers and premature babies

By Katie Taylor, December 16, 2010

Charity chief executive Alison Baum has raised over £10,000 to fund a DVD project which will help new parents.

Her Small Wonders project was one of 200 supported by the Big Give, an organisation which seeks to double funds raised.

Mrs Baum set up a charity called Best Beginnings in 2006 aiming to give every baby in the UK the healthiest start in life.

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David Jacobs mingles his way to a leading networker title

By Katie Taylor, December 16, 2010

To have the gift of the gab and a flair for business, some would say, is a stereotypical Jewish trait. That certainly seems true in David Jacobs' case.

Mr Jacobs, 52, has been recognised as London's most successful networker by Business Network International, an organisation that provides an environment for business people to meet and exchange ideas.

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Ronnie Wolfe takes his buses down memory lane

By Katie Taylor, December 9, 2010

Ronnie Wolfe may be an unknown face to the public. But he is the name behind some of Britain's most successful comedies, such as The Rag Trade, Meet the Wife and On the Buses.

The 88-year-old has been writing radio and television comedies since the late 1940s, when he submitted his first scripts to the BBC. Six decades later, he has published his story, Ronnie Wolfe – My Life In Memoirs, launched at BAFTA last month.

This is Ronnie's second book. The first, Writing Comedy, was published in 1992.

Ronnie's wife, Rose, a secretary, typed 95 per cent of Ronnie's scripts.

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David Dwek and Oliver Kingsley have a Twist in their tale

By Katie Taylor, December 9, 2010

Jewish theatre group, Junior Stage 80, presents its new production of Oliver at the Waterside Theatre in Sale, South Manchester.

The local group is in its 26th year and Oliver will be its second production in which children and adults perform together on stage.

Two Manchester Grammar School students, 11-year-old David Dwek and 12-year-old Oliver Kingsley, both from Hale, have leading roles.

David, who will be playing Oliver, said: "I haven't really acted before but I've had a lot of rehearsal so I should be ok."

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Michael Etherton leaves the law to lay down the score

By Katie Taylor, December 9, 2010

Michael Etherton, 38, an Oxford law student turned musician, has become the music director of Britain's only Jewish choral society.

After graduating, he trained as a conductor at the Rubin Academy of Music in Israel, under Mendi Rodan from Romania. Michael tells People: "It was such an exciting experience to learn under Rodan. He is a musical genius and such an inspiration to me."

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Jeremy Ison once became a writer called Jerry whose books on the limerick made merry

By Katie Taylor, December 9, 2010

Jeremy Ison is a lawyer from Wimbledon who leads a double life. In his spare time he moonlights as the limerick writer, Jerry Markison, the author of a new book, The Jewish Limerick Book – An Alternative Guide to One of the World's Great Faiths.

Jeremy began writing limericks after he won a limerick competition at his law firm. He tells People: "I won with a limerick about a lawyer who tried to drum up more business by going on a series of blind dates - and this sparked ideas about writing on various themes."

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Jeremy Litenstone feels music is the way forward

By Katie Taylor, December 9, 2010

Jeremy Litenstone grew up in an environment of silence, being raised by deaf parents.

But this hasn't affected his love of music or his determination to break into the music business. He tells People: "I used to put my music on loud and my mum would put her hands on the table to feel the vibrations."

Singer and guitar player Jeremy has formed a band called Jelxproda – Jel is his nickname and proda is for his producer and co-writer Ant Griffith.

The father of two from St. Albans, Herts, said: "Our music is from the rock genre with a Radiohead kind of vibe."

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