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Penelope Solomon takes to the airwaves

By Candice Krieger, March 24, 2011

Listen out for Penelope Solomon. From next month, the Manchester-born comedy writer and performer will be hosting a new chat show on radio station Resonance 104.4 FM.

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Julian Velard swaps street cleaning for music stardom

By Candice Krieger, March 24, 2011

Julian Velard has worked as a Parisian street sweeper, a waiter and a nursery school teacher. Perhaps then it's surprising that he is now an up-and-coming singer songwriter who has toured with Jamie Callum, Goldfrapp and Kate Nash.

The New Yorker, now based in north London, is about to release his second album, Mr Saturday Night.

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Chana Levitan says she can help you find Mr Right

By Candice Krieger, March 24, 2011

What is the secret to a happy marriage? Relationship counsellor Chana Levitan reveals all in her debut book, I Only Want to Get Married Once: Dating Secrets for Getting It Right the First Time (Gefen).

A common-sense guide to dating, it proposes ten key questions that singletons should ask before and during the dating process to ensure they don't marry the wrong person.

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Lisa Rozelaar and Elise Power are getting a taste for success with a very sweet venture

By Candice Krieger, March 24, 2011

Sweet junkies can now get their sugar fix in a particularly stylish manner.

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Richard Susskind helps put the legal world online

By Candice Krieger, March 24, 2011

Professor Richard Susskind has been appointed president of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL), the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practising within the IT sector.

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Louis Paltnoi is doing his bit to raise awareness of the world's water shortage

By Candice Krieger, March 17, 2011

Film and television producer Louis Paltnoi has made features for BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. Now he is lending his services to a more charitable cause. Mr Paltnoi, the 37-year-old co-founder of Inspired Films, has created two promotional videos and adverts - one features a voice over by Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley - for Just a Drop.

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Richard Baskin kicks out for a good cause and some 'Comic Relief'

By Candice Krieger, March 17, 2011

Mixed martial-arts expert Richard Baskin is particularly excited about tonight's Red Nose Day Comic Relief show on BBC One. He might be on it.

The 22-year-old is the founder of the Fuzion Mixed Martial Arts Project, set up earlier this year following a £7,500 grant from Sports Relief, part of the famous fundraiser Comic Relief, which supports underprivileged people in the UK and abroad.

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Joe Morris pays homage to music's Madness - 'Dickens style'

By Candice Krieger, March 17, 2011

Madness fan Joe Morris is paying tribute to the popular British band in a somewhat unusual way.

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David Baker is a DJ making a lot of noise

By Candice Krieger, March 17, 2011

Radio presenter David Baker has been named Wedding DJ of the Year.

Mr Baker, who hosts a primetime show on Ireland's Spirit Radio, was honoured with the national title by weddingsonline.ie, Ireland's leading site for brides and grooms.

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Danielle Hill and Ariella Midgen are off to the World Lacrosse Championships

By Candice Krieger, March 17, 2011

Teenagers Ariella Midgen and Danielle Hill have been selected to play for Scotland's under-19 lacrosse team.

Glasgow-born Danielle (left), 18, and team-mate Ariella, 16, whose mother is Glaswegian, will compete in their first major tournament this weekend - the under-19 Home Internationals. Then there are the World Championships in Germany in August, plus a ten-day tour in the United States.

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