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Plea for ra­dio sta­tion

POLITI­CIANS from op­po­site ends of the spec­trum have united in a call to Of­com, the me­dia reg­u­la­tor, to grant a broad­cast­ing li­cence to Shalom FM, the Lon­don Jewish ra­dio sta­tion. In a par­lia­men­tary mo­tion, Hen­don Labour MP Andrew Dis­more said the sta­tion had “sur­passed all ex­pec­ta­tions”, and he re­gret­ted that it had en­coun­tered prob­lems in its ap­pli­ca­tion for a per­ma­nent li­cence. Mr Dis­more called on the gov­ern­ment to speed up the process. His call was backed by the Lon­don As­sem­bly’s Tory chair­man Brian Cole­man, who said he would be call­ing on Lon­don Mayor Ken Liv­ing­stone to lobby Of­com.

Death of Is­raeli aca­demic

DR RISA Domb, di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre for Mod­ern He­brew Stud­ies at Cam­bridge Univer­sity, died last week af­ter suf­fer­ing both lung and brain can­cer. She was the univer­sity’s first lec­turer in mod­ern He­brew. She be­came a Fel­low in He­brew at Gir­ton Col­lege in 1989, and a Life Fel­low in 2004. Dr Domb was a reg­u­lar fix­ture at Jewish Book Week, when she of­ten pre­sented the fes­ti­val’s He­brewlan­guage or lit­er­a­ture ses­sion.

Char­ity fig­ure dies

ED­U­CA­TION and char­ity stal­wart Sir Clive Bourne died last week while on hol­i­day with his wife, Joy, and friends. Sir Clive, who was 64, was known for spon­sor­ing the Moss­bourne Academy and for be­ing founder and chair­man of the Prostate Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion. He was knighted in 2005 for ser­vices to ed­u­ca­tion and char­ity. (Obit­u­ary: page 39)

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