Rosa Doherty

Titanics deli goes under

By Rosa Doherty, November 11, 2016

Manchester's oldest kosher delicatessen, Titanics, was named after the ill-fated liner. Now the family business has been sunk after 103 years' trading, a victim of increased competition and diminished customer loyalty.

Titanics' flagship Cheetham Hill store closed last week, its Altrincham shop having shut in January.

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British ambassador to Israel: Peace is 'decades, even centuries away'

By Rosa Doherty, November 8, 2016

Peace in the Middle East is unlikely to happen for “decades, even centuries” according to Britain's ambassador to Israel.
David Quarrey said that despite pushing Israel and the Palestinians to work towards a peace agreement, the situation was at its worst, with no signs of improvements.

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Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78

By Rosa Doherty, November 7, 2016

The former Attorney General's family has announced that she died from complications relating to Parkinson’s disease, which she was diagnosed with in November 1995, while she was still in office.

Her granddaughter Gabrielle D’Alemberte said Ms Reno spent her final days at home in Miami surrounded by family and friends.

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Did Honey G use offensive language on Saturday's X Factor?

By Rosa Doherty, November 7, 2016

X Factor favourite Honey G has denied using racist language during her performance on the show on Saturday.

The rapper said she did not use the N-word during her version of Kriss Kross' 1993 classic, Jump.

However viewers of the ITV show claimed they heard the aspiring rapper use the offensive language when she performed the song.

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Kosher deli Titanics is sunk by a changing market

By Rosa Doherty, November 4, 2016

Manchester’s oldest kosher delicatessen, which was named after the Titanic, has itself been sunk, a victim of increased competition and diminished customer loyalty.

Managing director Richard Hyman said he was too upset to talk about the closure of Titanics, a family business founded in 1913 by his great-grandfather Joseph Abraham Hyman, a survivor of the ill-starred cruise ship.

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Hillel suspends US campus tour by Ari Shavit over sex assault claims

By Rosa Doherty, October 28, 2016

The world’s biggest Jewish student organisation has suspended a series of talks by celebrated author Ari Shavit after a young journalist claimed he sexually assaulted her.

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'Mutating antisemitism' causing havoc on university campuses, Baroness Deech tells House of Lords

By Rosa Doherty, October 28, 2016

Universities have become “hotbeds of anti-Jewish incidents”, the House of Lords has been told.

Baroness Deech said of three inquiries into antisemitism this year, only the report of the Home Affairs Select Committee had set out a blueprint for understanding the problem and provided a platform from which to tackle hatred.

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Don't panic! Baked beans are back despite Brexit fears

By Rosa Doherty, October 27, 2016

One of Britain's biggest supermarkets was forced to pull kosher baked beans from its shelves after refusing to bow to demands from suppliers to raise prices in the wake of the Brexit vote.

While Tesco shoppers were fretting over the disappearance of Marmite, Jewish customers noticed kosher beans had been withdrawn from stores.

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Jackie Walker 'to sue Labour' over suspensions row

By Rosa Doherty, October 27, 2016

A Labour activist suspended twice over claims of antisemitism has launched a fundraising campaign to sue the party's general secretary.

Jackie Walker hopes to take Iain McNicol to court for what she says is a breach of data protection laws.

She had raised more than £7,800 for her legal case by Wednesday using a crowd-funding website.

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2016

American singer songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

He received the award “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, according to the Nobel committee.

In a career spanning five decades, he has won nine Grammy awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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School insists on kosher-only simchah policy

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2016

Immanuel College has emailed parents to warn them that pupils must have a supervised kosher bar or batmitzvah party in accordance with school rules.

The independent Jewish secondary school reminded parents of year seven and eight pupils that they signed a contract agreeing to the schools policy on the issue, when their children joined.

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BBC's Antiques Roadshow to mark Holocaust with special show in 2017

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2016

A special edition of BBC One's Antiques Roadshow looking at artefacts from the Holocaust is to be broadcast next year.

The show, presented by Fiona Bruce, is partnering with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation to explore stories behind items from the period.

Producers are calling on viewers with relevant objects to get in contact.

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Charity efforts provide hope as family adapts to mum's death

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2016

Elliot Choueka is in his kitchen. The table is a jumble of paperwork, a laptop and his phone, which flashes and beeps every few minutes.

Behind the father-of-two is a noticeboard full of his children's achievements and reminders written in chalk to pack their PE clothes.

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Study by Stamford Hill Shomrim reveals 32 antisemitic incidents in a month

By Rosa Doherty, October 11, 2016

Neighbourhood watch group Shomrim has said an average of eight antisemitic incidents are reported to them a week in Stamford Hill.

The group, which patrols the area of north-east London with the largest Charedi population in Europe, said it had recorded incidents of verbal abuse, threats to kill and physical violence against Jews.

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Jewish economist shares Nobel Prize

By Rosa Doherty, October 10, 2016

A British-born Jewish American professor has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economics, winning half of the $924,000 prize money.

Oliver Hart received the honour alongside Bengt Holmstrom, a professor of economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Antiques Roadshow to mark Holocaust with special episode

By Rosa Doherty, October 9, 2016

A special edition of BBC One's Antiques Roadshow looking at artefacts from the Holocaust is to be broadcast next year.

The show, presented by Fiona Bruce, is partnering with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation to explore different stories behind items from the period.

Producers are calling on viewers with relevant objects to get in contact.

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Two killed in Jerusalem terror shooting

By Rosa Doherty, October 9, 2016

Two people have been reported dead following a terror attack in Jerusalem.

According to reports, at least six people were injured in the attack at Ammunition Hill light rail station, on Sunday.

It is believed a 60-year-old woman and a police officer were killed.

The area has been closed off by police and security has been increased to prevent further attacks.

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WJR sets up appeal for Haiti hurricane victims

By Rosa Doherty, October 7, 2016

World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal to help victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Hundreds have died and whole towns have been swept away, with tens of thousands of people displaced from their homes.

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The classical star inspired by astrology

By Rosa Doherty, October 6, 2016

There are few people in the UK who have done as much to make classical music popular as Debbie Wiseman. As the composer of more than 200 scores for films and television, her music has been enjoyed by millions.

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Bubba's daredevil senior moments

By Rosa Doherty, October 6, 2016

Abseiling down a 140ft waterfall, riding rapids in Costa Rica, and taking on the world's fastest water-slide in Dubai, might sound like an adrenaline junkie's ideal adventure.

But, for 78-year-old grandmother Ann Berg, it was a way of showing her family and friends it is not just young people who can take on a new challenge.

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