Candice Krieger

It's time to face the Dragons

By Candice Krieger, June 23, 2011

● Gabriel John
Tyger Paw - a purpose made brush for cleaning football boots and others studded sports shoes

Football fan Gabriel John has created a product that he believes is the ideal tool for cleaning sports footwear.

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Who's entering the Den?

By Candice Krieger, June 16, 2011

● Tony Perkin and Laurence Wright Easy Pour'ter - a device that allows you to open and pour bottles with one hand

Confident they have the bottle to make it are plastics expert Tony Perkin and his business partner Laurence Wright. The Reading duo have created Easy Pour'ter, a device that enables people to open and pour two-litre bottles with one hand.

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Daniel Harris loves United but won't go to home games

By Candice Krieger, May 26, 2011

Avid Manchester United supporter Daniel Harris refuses to go to Old Trafford. Why?

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Laura Jacobs goes on television to prove she has what it takes to make it as a successful artist

By Candice Krieger, May 26, 2011

Art enthusiasts may recognise this woman. Laura Jacobs recently appeared on the BBC2 Show Me The Monet. It was a 10-part art series in which aspiring artists attempted to win a chance to sell their work in a prestigious exhibition.

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Vivienne Glaser shows off her charitable strokes

By Candice Krieger, May 26, 2011

Forget the marathons. Swimming enthusiast Vivienne Glaser has come up with an off-land challenge to raise funds for charity. Last year, she founded Swim4Sadna, a 3.5 km swimathon across the Kinneret, Israel's largest freshwater lake.

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Yehuda Gruenfeld leads Israel's Euro chess debut

By Candice Krieger, May 26, 2011

Check this out. Israeli chess champion Yehuda Gruenfeld hopes to be in Liverpool next month, captaining the national team at the European Chess Cup for the Deaf.

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Roy Etherton will finally stage his play on antisemitism

By Candice Krieger, May 26, 2011

Concerned about the growing tide of antisemitism, award-winning producer Roy Etherton is on a mission.

Four years ago, he wrote Dreyfus, about Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish captain in the French army, who was stripped of his military honours in 1895 after being wrongly convicted of treason - he was falsely accused of selling military secrets to Germany.

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The man on a million-pound footing

By Candice Krieger, May 19, 2011

If you have bought a pair of shoes on the high street, it is more than likely that they came from Harvey Jacobson. The Manchester millionaire is head of the Jacobson Group, a north-west footwear firm, which supplies more than 10 million pairs of shoes a year to most national retailers. Its brands include Gola, Frank Wright and Dunlop, plus a strong own-label footwear division.

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Rivkie Baum creates a plus-size fashion magazine

By Candice Krieger, May 12, 2011

Calling all women. There is a new online fashion and lifestyle magazine aimed at those sized 14 and up. The bi-monthly publication, titled SLiNK, is the brainchild of former fashion stylist and freelance journalist Rivkie Baum.

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Jonathan Young hopes to become music's next big thing

By Candice Krieger, May 12, 2011

Look out for Jonathan Young. The musician and actor (pictured right) is the lead singer of multi-ethnic band Myernark, which has made it through to the area finals of Live and Unsigned, the biggest music contest in the UK for unsigned acts.

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Mike Reinstein returns to his roots with a debut album

By Candice Krieger, May 12, 2011

Acclaimed musician Mike Reinstein has released his debut CD. Titled More To Be Revealed, it features 14 tracks, which he says are in part influenced by his Jewish background.

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Marilyn Kernoff finds therapy through painting

By Candice Krieger, May 12, 2011

When psychotherapist Marilyn Kernoff was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago, she decided to close down her practice to pursue what she loves - painting. Now, she is displaying her creations at her first solo exhibition, taking place at Corman Arts in north London.

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Asaf Rozin helps you to shop... using your phone

By Candice Krieger, May 12, 2011

According to current predictions, 80 per cent of the UK population will be using iPhones, Androids and BlackBerries by 2012. Good news for Israeli entrepreneur Asaf Rozin and his business partner Nir Ozeri.

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The windscreen repair boss who has cracked it

By Candice Krieger, May 12, 2011

Not many businesses have a theme tune. But then not many serve 11 million people a year and complete a job every three seconds, 365 days a year.

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Pamela Oland gets a royal reception for her work

By Candice Krieger, May 5, 2011

Grammy-nominated songwriter Pamela Oland is used to big hits, with hundreds of credits to her name. She was even commissioned by Frank Sinatra to write a song for his wife. But it is her latest project, Soldier of Orange, which is earning royal acclaim.

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Ivor Wolfe sets his sights on healing eye patients in India

By Candice Krieger, May 5, 2011

Semi-retired optometrist Ivor Wolfe has a vision. The Glasgow-born eye specialist is planning to build a hospital in Varanasi, India, to continue treating the locals he has been helping for the past five years.

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Walter Schwarz shares his adventures in a new book

By Candice Krieger, May 5, 2011

Former Guardian foreign correspondent Walter Schwarz has led a pretty adventurous life. He spent time in a prison in Nigeria during the civil war and served in the Malayan jungle for the British army. Now he is sharing his experiences in his memoirs, The Ideal Occupation. It tells of the adventures - and misadventures - he has had during his varied career.

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Daniel Cowen can help if you feel a right Tweet

By Candice Krieger, May 5, 2011

Ever posted something on Facebook or Twitter and wished you hadn't? Fear not. You can now delete the unwanted or embarrassing message thanks to a novel new iPhone app created by corporate lawyer Daniel Cowen.

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Cath Bore proves her promise as a crime writer

By Candice Krieger, May 5, 2011

Crime writer Cath Bore has come second in a top literary competition.

Ms Bore beat hundreds of other entries in the contest, part of the Festival of Writing in York, a two-day event bringing together literary agents, publishers and bestselling authors.

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Oliver Sinclair is on a 400-mile Arctic skiing race

By Candice Krieger, April 14, 2011

This is Oliver Sinclair. He is currently attempting to ski more than 400 miles across the Canadian Arctic to the Magnetic North Pole. Why? To raise over £100,000 as part of this year's Polar Challenge - an extreme endurance race lasting up to 21 days. The challenge is completed entirely by Nordic cross-country skiing.

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