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Real People Issue 19 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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52 Numéros


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It’s a long time since I dipped a toe into that sea supposed to be full of plenty of fish… the dating scene, in other words. And boy, how it’s changed. All Tinder (terror!) and Bumble (bummer, women have to make the first move…), I don’t know how you girls cope! I mean, how can you tell that a grinning profile pic isn’t hiding a predator? Some days, I think we should all go back to the safer waters of friends fixing you up, of double dates and newspaper personal ads. But then Caroline came to tell us her story this week (page 6). When she decided to find a fella, she went very old school indeed. What could be safer than that twee, old introduction ritual, the speed dating…

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our mad world!

Comedy TOT YOU GO, GIRL! My niece, Layla, 18 months, is following her dad and grandparents when it comes to being a biker. Look, she’s even perfected her stern biker face! Natalie Ahmed, Nottingham UK George, thought to be Britain’s oldest goldfish, has gone to the big bowl in the sky aged an incredible 44. Owner Keith Allies, 75, won George and another goldfish, Fred, at a fair in 1974. Fred died two years ago and the pair have been buried together. A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE British Airways is looking into how a flight destined for Düsseldorf ended up in Scotland by mistake. Passengers thought it was a joke when the pilot did the ‘welcome to Edinburgh’ speech. The hapless pilot even asked for a show of hands as to who wanted to go to Germany! LEAN CUISINE Dietician…

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soap on a rope

EastEnders Dinah’s deteriorating health is leading her into a deep depression. Karen’s desperate to help, so when a nurse mentions Darren, who’s been through a similar experience to Dinah, Karen has an idea. Pleased to find Dinah in good spirits later in the week after spending quality time with Bailey, it’s a real shocker when Karen spots Mitch and an ambulance outside No. 23. She rushes over only to discover her worst fears confirmed: Dinah has taken her own life. Everyone is shaken, but Mitch even more so when the police find Dinah’s note. Elsewhere… Kat and Kush’s chemistry is tested when Stacey sets Kat up with Martin’s supplier, Mark. Nothing like a spark of jealousy to fan the flames of passion, eh? Kush loves a cougar, doesn’t he? Oh! And Mel helps…

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scraping the barrel

Four little words, and my life clattered around my feet. Four little words that were texted, not even spoken. Sorry, it’s not working… All my dreams of a new life were dust, and he didn’t even have the decency to tell me to my face. This was last June, and I was no fool. Life had already dealt me quite a few harsh lessons, and I’d learned from every one. In my 38 years, I’d faced domestic abuse, and heartache – a heart-rending miscarriage after years of thinking I couldn’t have kids. Now, the rug had been yanked from under me yet again, just when I was sure I’d found love. Me and Mr Text had been together for two years. We’d met in a pub in Cambridge. When he’d emigrated to Austin, Texas, I flew…

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My coffee turned to ditchwater in my mouth as I started to read. This Dempsey was a recently released killer, who’d been deported back to the UK from the US after murdering his girlfriend. He’d been using an alias to harass women online. Was it the same one who was hassling me? I didn’t know the speed dating guy’s last name, but he was American. A coincidence? My heart was going so fast, I’d started shaking. ‘Are you OK?’ a waitress asked. ‘I hope so,’ I mumbled. The article didn’t have any pictures, so I pulled out my phone and started googling. Straight away, a snap of this murderer came up. It was him. The 58-year-old killer, Dempsey Hawkins, was the man who’d sat across a speed dating table from me. The bloke who’d stolen my number. The…

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havana good time!

SPICY FRIED CHICKEN Serves 6 • Takes 35 mins, plus marinating • 6 chicken drumsticks, skinned • 2tbsp malt vinegar • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2tbsp chicken seasoning• 2tbsp ground coriander • 2tbsp paprika • 1tsp dried mixed herbs• 75g plain flour • vegetable oil, for frying 1 Put drumsticks in a shallow dish and pierce each several times with a sharp knife. Pour over vinegar and coat drumsticks well. 2 Sprinkle with garlic, 1tbsp each of chicken seasoning, coriander and paprika and all mixed herbs. Stir to coat drumsticks. Cover and chill for several hours, preferably overnight. 3 Half-fill a pan or deep-fat fryer with oil and heat to 170°C. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Put the rest of the chicken seasoning, the coriander and the paprika in a clean, shallow dish…