Candice Krieger

Rosalind Bickler invites 1,000 people round for coffee

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2011

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.

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Dan Patterson will have you chuckling after your chicken soup tonight with his new television show

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2011

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.

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Daniel Hyman is one of the UK's top mathematicians

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2011

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.

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Dave Robson has some life-changing advice

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2011

Dave Robson has changed his life around for the better. And now he wants to help you do the same.

Life coach Mr Robson, 61, has written The Five Pillars of Happiness: Your New Life, Step by Step - a guide to rebuilding your life and achieving the right goals.

He tells People: "This book is different to others as it doesn't presume that it can change your life in an instant. It works around real life, creating subtle changes, gradually."

Mr Robson has practiced the art of meditation, experienced therapies and has studied under the Indian guru, Osho.

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Nicola Solomon makes it her job to look after writers

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2011

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.

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How I muscled in on millions

By Candice Krieger, January 13, 2011

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".

Maximuscle, which the former bodybuilder launched in 1995, is the nation's largest supplier of sports nutritional products. It is on target to achieve £80m worth of sales for the 2010/2011 financial year, up from £69m last year.

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Peter Mittler reveals how the War has helped shape his life

By Candice Krieger, January 6, 2011

After 70 years, eminent academic - and Kindertransport survivor - Peter Mittler is opening up about his experiences of the War.

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Jason Lipman rocks up with a brand new boy band - and catchy debut album

By Candice Krieger, January 6, 2011

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.

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Tom Keve is a big hit in Europe with his debut book

By Candice Krieger, January 6, 2011

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.

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Rachel Fogel is 'bizzy' creating new educational toys for children

By Candice Krieger, January 6, 2011

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.

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Peter Galgut proves that when it comes to teeth, he cuts it

By Candice Krieger, January 6, 2011

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.

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Dawn Shindler helps you quit smoking on national TV

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

Ardent television viewers among you may recognise this woman.

Dawn Shindler is the star of the Pfizer life "Quit with help" advert, aimed at smokers. Ms Shindler, a smoker for more than 20 years - between 15 and 20 a day - gave up two years ago.

She spends the 30-second advert telling her story. The travel agent tells People: "I gave up when I was expecting my first grandchild.

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Neville Shulman goes to Azerbaijan to climb eight mountains in ten days - and visit three synagogues

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

British explorer and mountaineer Neville Shulman has already conquered mountains in India, China, Outer Mongolia, Tibet, Peru and Brazil - to name a few. And now he can add Azerbaijan to the list.

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Alex Reuben makes his artistic mark in Manchester

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

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.

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Sarah Peston and Naomi Goldman cater for your baby needs

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

Mums and mums-to-be can find all sorts of useful baby-related information at the tap of a button thanks to a new and free online service launched by London duo Sarah Peston and Naomi Goldman.

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Patricia Friedberg revisits the East End in her new book

By Candice Krieger, December 29, 2010

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.

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David Lewis records his debut single at the age of 18

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

Manchester's David Lewis is a step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a music star after winning a unique competition.

The Manchester Music Service Album Project was set up by Manchester City Council last year to find the next generation of talent.

David, an 18-year-old music student at Goldsmiths, was one of nine acts chosen to write, perform and record a piece on a compilation album.

He tells People: "It was a really good experience to work in the professional surroundings of the music studios. I am proud to be a part of this album."

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Nick Tiller is about to run six marathons in six days in 50-degree heat. Even he thinks he is crazy

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

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."

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Sarit Larisch offers hope to cancer sufferers worldwide

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

Sarit Larisch is determined to find a cure for cancer, and the Israeli scientist believes she is making significant progress.

Head of the Cell Death and Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of Haifa, Dr Larisch has discovered a protein called ARTS (Apoptosis-Related Protein in TGF Beta-Signalling Pathways), which appears in cells. "Normal" cells will have a level of ARTS which causes cells to die and subsequently function properly without becoming damaged. In cancerous cells, there is a low level of ARTS which prevents them from dying, leading to a risk of mutations.

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Karen Pomerance and Louise Caplin want to Spice up your meal times with their award-winning food and drink range

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2010

London mums Karen Pomerance and Louise Caplin have a tasty new job.

The close friends have teamed up to be the sole distributors of a unique range of Israeli food and drink. The Israeli-based company is called Derech Hatavlinim but is being marketed in the UK - by Mrs Pomerance and Mrs Caplin - under Spice Way.

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