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Daniel Kramer is being paid to play pranks on you

By Leon Symons, October 7, 2010

Daniel Kramer may be only 14 but he knows exactly what he wants to do in his life - and has already embarked on his chosen career.

Daniel is one of the stars of a prank show called Tricky TV on the Freeview channel Children's ITV.

"I knew my career would be something entertaining and not boring like accountancy," says Daniel.

"I started to do magic tricks when I was about six or seven and I still do them on my mum, dad and my brother," he says.

Now he is a member of the Young Magicians' Club, the junior section of the famous Magic Circle for 11 to 18-year-olds.

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Henry Wuga gets on his bike - his ski bike - to help amputees learn how to zip down mountains

By Leon Symons, October 7, 2010

Octogenarian Henry Wuga loves his mountain-sized challenges. Not only does he train ex-soldiers who have lost limbs to slalom down slopes, for his 80th and 85th birthdays he raised £30,000 for the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association through sponsored skiing.

"I am going to raise another £15,000 for my 90th birthday but I'm doing it now when I'm 88 in case I don't make it that far," he jokes.

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Mala Tribich still teaches tolerance, even after Belsen

By Leon Symons, October 7, 2010

Barnet United Synagogue dubbed it Shabbat Mala - the moment at which Mala Tribich was named Heroine of the Community to mark her 80th birthday.

Mrs Tribich, born in Poland in 1930, is the sister of Olympic medallist Ben Helfgott - the only members of their immediate family to survive. During the occupation, her parents moved her and a cousin to a Catholic family. But they were so homesick they asked to return to the ghetto.

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Rosalind Bieber gets her teeth into painting - using chalk and dental concrete

By Leon Symons, October 7, 2010

Artist Rosalind Bieber could be called the new material girl - and it's nothing to do with Madonna.

Ms Bieber started out as a solo harpsichordist but her career was cut short by injury at the age of 27. Determined to find a new career, she discovered by chance the links between art and music, bought a book on how to draw and became an artist.

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Jonathan Levi channel hops into a top job at ITV

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

Television producer Jonathan Levi has been appointed head of ITV Studios' arts and popular culture division.

The 32-year-old was previously executive producer of the South Bank Show, and worked with broadcaster Melvyn Bragg for 12 years. Mr Levi is responsible for commissioning a variety of shows, some youth-oriented and others more high-brow.

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Shachar Hillel launches a Shabbat-proof scooter

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

You can now travel to synagogue on Shabbat and the High Holy Days without breaking Jewish law thanks to a unique mobility scooter launched in Israel and now available in the UK.

Shachar Hillel is the marketing manager of Afikim Electric Vehicles, which develops and manufactures advanced, electrically-powered mobility scooters.

They have teamed up with high-tech organisation Zomet to create a special scooter which is compliant with halachah, enabling the owner to operate the vehicle during Shabbat and Jewish holidays.

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Trevor Leonard says that Shakespeare didn't write

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

William Shakespeare was not the real writer of his works - it was Elizabeth I.

This is the belief of political poet Trevor Leonard, who will be appearing at Speaker's Corner in London next Sunday, October 3 at 1pm.

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David Galan and Scott Green can help footie fans win £10m

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

Calling all footie fans. If you think you could correctly predict a selection of tomorrow's Premier League football games then you could be in line for a £10 million jackpot, courtesy of an online football venture launched by David Galan and Scott Green.

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Neal Sharpe has a cool idea: high-quality, parev ice cream

By Candice Krieger, September 21, 2010

Good news for ice cream lovers. There is a new variety on the shelves (well, in the freezers) - and it's parev.

Neal Sharpe, a former director at kosher caterer Sharett, which went into lidquidation last year, has created Nello's - a range of parev ice cream.

He tells People: "Since Sharett closed down I have been looking into developing a brand that appeals to the kosher market. Apart from Snowcrest and Swedish Glace, there isn't really a range of parev ices at the top end. There is definitely a gap in the market."

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Philippa Kaye answers all the questions about sex and pregnancy that you were afraid to ask

By Candice Krieger, September 16, 2010

How normal is it to be constipated while pregnant? What about acid reflux? High-profile doctor Philippa Kaye answers these plus a host of all other pregnancy-related questions in her latest book, Your Pregnancy Week by Week: Practical and Reassuring Advice from Conception to Birth.

Dr Kaye, who currently works as a GP in north London, has a particular interest in women's, children's and sexual health.

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