Do your feet hold the key to healing?

By Caroline Phillips, July 28, 2011

An elegant grandmother with coiffed hair and pearls is stroking my feet. She is a therapist giving me a treatment called the metamorphic technique. Its devotees claim it leads to transformations in their lives - and fast.


Sonnie reaches cut-off point

By Jay Grenby, July 21, 2011

A Wolfson-Hillel Primary pupil is less hirsute and an Israeli charity better off this week after a ceremonial haircutting at the school.

Sonnie Carlebach, 11, from Woodside Park had grown his hair for two years to donate to Zichron Menachem, which provides made-to-measure wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.


Boris says Wohl campus sets care 'benchmark'

By Jessica Elgot, July 21, 2011

Boris Johnson did not take his bike to the official opening of Jewish Care's £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus - and might well have regretted it.

The London Mayor arrived 30 minutes late, having travelled on the Northern line to Golders Green, but steadfastly refused to blame Transport for London.


Avoid cancer? Eat like an Israeli

By Simon Round, July 21, 2011

Zvi Livneh has spent years researching lung cancer. However, despite all of his work, he is not particularly interested in finding a cure for this killer disease. Rather, the Israeli scientist wants to stop people getting it at all.

Despite a substantial drop in smoking levels in the western world, lung cancer is still responsible for 30 per cent of all cancer deaths.


Coasting through Norwood's challenge

July 14, 2011

A pedal powered £250,000 was generated for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down's Syndrome Association on Sunday as more than 1,300 cyclists joined the annual Capital to Coast challenge.

Cyclists aged from eight to 76 had the choice of a 60-mile ride from Thames Ditton to the Hove seafront, a circular 60-mile Hove to Hove route, or a half-distance option taking them from Haywards He


Eviction threat in care home fees row

By Jessica Elgot, July 14, 2011

A residential home in Temple Fortune has threatened to lock an 82-year-old resident out of her room, with her bags packed, in a dispute over more than £12,000 in unpaid fees.
David Lightburn, general manager of Leo Baeck Housing Association's Clara Nehab House, warned Solomon Cohen that unless £12,213 was received by Wednesday lunchtime, his mother Leonie would have "her possessions packed into


Doing it for dad - student sets up donor drive

By Jennifer Lipman, July 8, 2011

A campaign has been launched to find a donor for a life-saving stem cell transplant for a Manchester father-of-three with a rare form of lymphoma.

Businessman Alan Tomlinson, 55, from Cheadle was diagnosed two years ago.

The Yeshurun Synagogue member has undergone chemotherapy and a transplant using his own cells but his only long-term hope is a donor transplant.


A dummy's guide to pacifiers

By Alex Kasriel, July 7, 2011

Earlier this year, Katie Holmes's daughter, Suri Cruise, was photographed sucking on a dummy.


Cardiff care home finds a partner as it rebuilds

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2011

Cardiff's Penylan House Jewish nursing home is set to move into new premises from September 2012 following an agreement with Welsh housing association Linc-Cymru.

A planning application has been submitted to Cardiff County Council to redevelop the existing home into a larger space for both Jewish and non-Jewish residents, with the intention of starting the conversion in January.

The 73-bed h


Your nine-month fitness plan

June 23, 2011

You have been working out hard at the gym and you have finally found a diet that works for you. The summer holidays are approaching and that size 10 dress is now looking like a realistic option.

Then you find out that you are seven weeks pregnant. Of course you are filled with joy, but that size 10 dress you were hoping to wear quickly fades into the background.