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Dawn Shindler helps you quit smoking on national TV

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

Ardent television viewers among you may recognise this woman.

Dawn Shindler is the star of the Pfizer life "Quit with help" advert, aimed at smokers. Ms Shindler, a smoker for more than 20 years - between 15 and 20 a day - gave up two years ago.

She spends the 30-second advert telling her story. The travel agent tells People: "I gave up when I was expecting my first grandchild.

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Neville Shulman goes to Azerbaijan to climb eight mountains in ten days - and visit three synagogues

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

British explorer and mountaineer Neville Shulman has already conquered mountains in India, China, Outer Mongolia, Tibet, Peru and Brazil - to name a few. And now he can add Azerbaijan to the list.

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Alex Reuben makes his artistic mark in Manchester

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

Artist Alex Reuben saved "every penny" from a job at a clothing store to fund his dream of opening an exclusive gallery. And it seems all his hard work is finally paying off.

The Mancunian recently opened the Contemporary Six art gallery at the Royal Exchange shopping arcade in Manchester's city centre. The 25-year-old has been planning the venture for three years after completing a fine arts degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. He launched the gallery earlier this month with sixty pieces of art. They included work from internationally-acclaimed British doodle artist Jon Burgerman.

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Sarah Peston and Naomi Goldman cater for your baby needs

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

Mums and mums-to-be can find all sorts of useful baby-related information at the tap of a button thanks to a new and free online service launched by London duo Sarah Peston and Naomi Goldman.

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Patricia Friedberg revisits the East End in her new book

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

Anyone with a tie to London's East End is likely to enjoy Patricia Friedberg's latest novel.

Endorsed by historian Sir Martin Gilbert, 21 Aldgate is set in the pre-WWII Jewish East End and Chelsea. It is the story of a young Jewish woman who goes to work for the French artist Paul Maze, and the relationship that ensues. Mrs Friedberg, a great grandmother, has already been in touch with a production company about developing it into a film.

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David Lewis records his debut single at the age of 18

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

Manchester's David Lewis is a step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a music star after winning a unique competition.

The Manchester Music Service Album Project was set up by Manchester City Council last year to find the next generation of talent.

David, an 18-year-old music student at Goldsmiths, was one of nine acts chosen to write, perform and record a piece on a compilation album.

He tells People: "It was a really good experience to work in the professional surroundings of the music studios. I am proud to be a part of this album."

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Nick Tiller is about to run six marathons in six days in 50-degree heat. Even he thinks he is crazy

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

Fitness fanatic Nick Tiller is preparing to run 156 miles over six days -- that's pretty much a marathon a day. Oh, and he will be doing it in 50-degree heat across the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco. Why? To raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign.

The 28-year-old physiologist tells People: "I started doing marathons and kept wanting to push myself, and I have always wanted to do something for a cancer charity."

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Sarit Larisch offers hope to cancer sufferers worldwide

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

Sarit Larisch is determined to find a cure for cancer, and the Israeli scientist believes she is making significant progress.

Head of the Cell Death and Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of Haifa, Dr Larisch has discovered a protein called ARTS (Apoptosis-Related Protein in TGF Beta-Signalling Pathways), which appears in cells. "Normal" cells will have a level of ARTS which causes cells to die and subsequently function properly without becoming damaged. In cancerous cells, there is a low level of ARTS which prevents them from dying, leading to a risk of mutations.

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Karen Pomerance and Louise Caplin want to Spice up your meal times with their award-winning food and drink range

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

London mums Karen Pomerance and Louise Caplin have a tasty new job.

The close friends have teamed up to be the sole distributors of a unique range of Israeli food and drink. The Israeli-based company is called Derech Hatavlinim but is being marketed in the UK - by Mrs Pomerance and Mrs Caplin - under Spice Way.

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Taryn Edwards swaps dog breeding for a career in luxury lingerie

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

It is a most unlikely career change, but former dog breeder Taryn Edwards is entering the world of retail, specifically lingerie.

Mrs Edwards, 52, already runs a lingerie shop in Wales and Radlett, Herts, and she is now planning to open one in Tel Aviv.

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