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.
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.
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."
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.
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.