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.


I lost 14 stone: here are my trousers

By Simon Rocker, June 16, 2011

A Jewish studies teacher who has shed nearly 14 stone in under two years has been named as one of Slimming World's slimmers of the year.

Michael Drucker of Edgware, who got a kosher bakery to introduce low calorie challah rolls, won the award in the consultant category – for those who run local Slimming World groups.

Once 28 stone with a 60-inch waist, Mr Drucker is close to reaching his h


Nightingale and Hammerson merge

By Robyn Rosen, June 10, 2011

Britain's largest residential home is planning to expand its specialist services to north London in a merger with another leading care home.

The union means that Hammerson House, based in Hampstead Garden Suburb, north-west London, and in part funded by the Hammerson family, will undergo a major refurbishment to bring it in line with Nightingale's expert nursing and dementia services.



Tips on easing the sneezing

By Natasha Blair, June 10, 2011

This month, at least one in five of us will be suffering from the symptoms of hay fever. Most of us will not bother to visit our GP for advice, but will rely on over- the-counter medication to keep the sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes under control.


How fast food is poisoning our children

By Anthea Gerrie, June 2, 2011

A slow food movement for babies may sound like a middle-class affectation. However, anyone who watched the recent BBC Three programme, Fast Food Baby, will realise we urgently need a formal feeding programme to get the next generation back on track.


A technique to change your mind

By Lianne Kolirin, May 26, 2011

Being mindful is not as easy as it sounds. Take a moment to stop what you are doing and connect with your body, senses and surroundings. Calm your racing mind and live in the moment, even if it lasts for just that moment.