A novel about life and love in the Jewish community of North West London has been shortlisted for a prestigious book award.
Francesca Segal's The Innocents is in the running to scoop up the Costa Book Award, a £25,000 prize. On Wednesday it was named best first novel, giving it a place on the shortlist for the overall Costa prize.
Tributes have been paid to an Italian scientist who won a Nobel Prize in spite of her career being hampered by antisemitism.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was 103 when she died on Sunday, received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1986, along with her Jewish colleague Stanley Cohen. The pair had made significant progress in the field of nerve growth factor.