Simmy Richman

Simmy Richman is Associate Editor of The Independent on Sunday's New Review magazine. He is also a writer and CD reviews editor for The Independent on Sunday

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A double decker bus burns as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London

Twitter users get angry as Lush release incense inspired by London riots while Burger plan the McWhopper

There's also a German Enigma coding machine from the 1930s going up against an Apple-1 computer at auction

Richard Keys has now, as Partridge would put it, bounced back after his 2011 'resignation' from Sky

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A scene from the BBC’s ‘Bar Mitzvah Boy’

Losing my religion: Why I realised that I could no longer fake a tribal attachment to Judaism

Simmy Richman returns to his bar mitzvah days and traces back to when his disbelief in God began

For the first time, Stars Give Hope will be held in the West End of London, with the management of the Hippodrome allowing Greta Lee to stage the show there free of charge

Greta Lee: Stars head west for fundraiser's charity warm-up show Stars Give Hope

The West End show is 'a dream come true' for Lee, who lost her nine-year-old granddaughter to leukaemia

Toby Peach, who is now four years in remission

Life - a celebration: Toby Peach's one-man show catches the eye in the Edinburgh Fringe programme

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Norwegian film-maker Alex Lyngaas posted a video to YouTube to find a suitable partner for his 69-year-old mother, Eva

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All male choirs are perhaps a “way to get men together in a different sense”

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Bear with me, there will (hopefully) be a point. There is an old joke about two Jewish men in Germany in the 1930s. One is reading a Jewish newspaper, the other a Nazi propaganda rag. “Why are you reading that?” the first asks the second. “Well,” the man replies, “if I look at your paper, all I read about is persecution and poverty. If I look at this, all I read about is how we control the world.”

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