Leeds grandmother Rosalind Bickler has been honoured by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mrs Bickler, 71, picked up the Richard Hambro award in recognition of her leadership skills, after setting up an annual coffee morning group in Leeds in 1997. It has raised £180,000 for Macmillan over the past 14 years - more than any other such group in the UK.
If you fancy a laugh following Shabbas dinner - and are not shomer Shabbat - you might want to tune into comedy producer Dan Patterson's new BBC series. Fast and Loose is an eight-week improvisation show, which Mr Patterson hopes will become a "must-see" for television viewers.
Manchester maths whizz Daniel Hyman certainly knows his numbers. The 17-year-old qualified for a top competition after his impressive performance in the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Mathematical Challenge.
Daniel scored 108 out of 125, and was subsequently chosen to represent his school, Manchester Grammar, among the nation's top mathematicians in the British Mathematical Olympiad. He was one of 1,000 students selected from 95,000 hopefuls. He now has the chance to compete in the final, the International Mathematical Olympiad, to be held in Amsterdam in July.
Avid reader Nicola Solomon has landed her dream job.
She has been appointed general secretary of The Society of Authors. Ms Solomon, a lawyer at leading media firm Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI), where she has worked for the past 25 years, will take up her new post in March. With more than 8,000 members, the Society serves the interests of professional writers.
Zef Eisenberg is completely open about it. His multi-million pound deal with the billion-pound pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, selling them his Maximuscle sports-nutrition brand, came "completely out of the blue".
This is Jason Lipman, the lead singer of new rock band, Kill 21.
Formed in 2008, the group describe themselves as a classic rock band with modern elements.
The five-man formation also features 28-year-old guitarist Blake Grams, who has Jewish roots.
Kill 21 have recently been signed by Copro Records and released their first album, Shoot On Sight. Mr Lipman, a 24-year-old from north London, tells People: "Our music is quite a heavy form of rock but there is melody within it.
Tom Keve is the physicist-turned-writer who was nominated for the European Book Prize for his debut publication, Trois explications du monde. Originally self-published and titled Triad: the physicists, the analysts, the kabbalists, it was republished by French publishers Albin Michel in 2010.
When it comes to toys, mother-of-12 Rachel Fogel has a pretty good idea of what children want.
So much so that she has created a new range of educational ones. Called Bizzy Bitz, they are construction toys which use a simple ball-and-socket system. They come in an assortment of coloured shapes, which children build into provided designs or ones of their choice. It has been highly praised by early years advisers and OFSTED.
Gum specialist Peter Galgut has gobbled up yet another accolade.
Last year, the periodontist was appointed vice president of the British Dental Hygienists and Therapists Association in recognition of his contribution to preventive dental care. Now he has been crowned the 2010 UK Dentist of the Year by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Dr Galgut, who runs his own practice in Golders Green, north London, has spent more than 30 years specialising in gum disease and promoting preventative care.
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."