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Real People Issue 6 2019

Real People is a real-life title which delivers real-life stories, puzzles (and prizes) and affordable practical advice (food, fashion & beauty).

United Kingdom
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this week in your fab value

Happy Valentine’s! I’m ignoring anyone who says it’s only for teens. Sure, first love is the most exciting, but the deepest bonds, the most enduring ties – don’t they come with the passing of time? Like Sherri, who’s telling her story this week (P10). Her relationship was already special, because after 22 years and 12 – yes 12! – kiddies, she was still crazy about her guy. Then came a terrible accident that transformed her face. I won’t give the story away. I’ll just say that’s love, right there. Darren also knows you don’t have to be beautiful to find that special person. His gorgeous wife, Kate, is sick of people calling him a ‘minger’, saying how fortunate he is to be with her, as if he doesn’t deserve her. But…

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our mad world!

Comedy TOT UK Nothing says ‘I’ve moved on’ like naming a cockroach after your ex for Valentine’s Day. For £1.50, you can call the roach after your old roach, and the name will go on display. It will raise money for Hemsley Conservation Centre projects. GIMME A HUG! My son Finn, four, is ready for some cuddles. Jodie Giblin, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan GIVE ME A RING My Lego-loving partner, Grant, had this unique marriage proposal for me. It was handmade and took him weeks. Of course, I said… yes! Stacy Gibson, Wordsley, West Midlands LOVE IT Did you know? • Emperor Claudius II forbade single men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine carried out secret weddings and got executed – hence Valentine’s Day! • We sign ‘X’ for a kiss because so few medieval people were literate enough to sign their…

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soap on a rope

EastEnder A body’s been found in the woods, although, in fairness, Ray was buried so close to the surface, a gentle breeze could’ve uncovered this crime! No matter! Jack finally convinces Mel to tell him what’s going on. She agrees after Jack backs up her alibi, before begging him to help her and Hunter get away. But Jack is ex Old Bill: Can he really go against every fibre of his being and lie for Mel? Elsewhere… It’s Valentine’s Day on The Square and, as everybody knows, Walford is twinned with Paris, the City of Love. Of course, romance abounds, especially for Stacey who is married to E20’s Cockney Casanova, Martin Fowler. Lucky lady. Oh! And Bailey’s bravado belies the truth and Jean gets some worrying news from the doctor. EMMERDALE Marlon comes off like…

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tea & lechery

Head dipped, scowling in determination, I pushed away from the kerb and pedalled as fast as I could. Houses, cars, bins flew past… Or seemed to. It was the summer of 2006, I was six years old, and I felt like I was flying! My Daddy, Shard, had just bought me my first bike. It was pink, with a basket on the front to hold all my treasures. It lacked only one vital feature… CRASH! It didn’t have stabilisers… Now, I was a wailing heap on the Twyford tarmac. My bike lay beside me, wheels spinning. I’d wobbled right off it. ‘Are you OK?’ Dad shouted, running over. ‘Let’s go inside and bathe those knees.’ He gently washed my grazes, patched me up with plasters. ‘No harm done,’ he soothed, proud of my pluck. My stinging knees were already…

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stew in jail!

At my house watching telly, one evening in September 2016, I saw my chance. Mum was at work in the local chippy. Dad mostly ignored me now. When he went upstairs to bed, I followed him. ‘Can we chat?’ I said. I was holding my phone. Secretly – such a small movement, he didn’t notice – I pressed record. ‘Why did you do those things to me?’ I asked Dad as he was getting ready for bed. ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about!’ he bluffed. ‘You do,’ I said. ‘Why?!’ Suddenly he crumpled. ‘I’m sorry,’ he cried out. ‘I’m disgusted with myself – I’ve never done anything like that before and I’ll never do it again. ‘But it has to be a secret. I’d be in trouble with the police if it got out. You…

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love will find a way

Country music was playing in the Mexican restaurant as the waitress brought our tacos. My date across the table nudged my ankle unseen. ‘Behave,’ I hissed, stifling giggles as the waitress laid down our plates. James grinned mischievously. Never mind the chillies, to my eyes this towering, salt ’n’ pepper stubbled hunk was the hottest thing in the restaurant. Before coming out, I’d pulled on my best jeans and brushed my long blonde hair until it shone. I felt a million dollars and, as a mum of 12 – six of my own, six adopted – a Friday night Mexican was the height of indulgence. James, 47, the same age as me, had a few kids as well – all dozen of mine in fact! This was no first date… ‘Happy date night,’ we said, clinking beer…