Real People

Real People Issue 22 2021

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

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
52 号


caught in a trap

QUIET ‘CUDDLES’ We can cuddle, just not in public, go to a more discreet spot came the message on gay dating app Grindr. I’m not out yet and like to be discreet about it. Alex Davies, 18, thought the message from Brian Healless, also 18, in April 2019 sounded fair enough. So the pair decided to meet up not in a busy well-lit area or a hotel but in the village of Parbold, West Lancashire, halfway between their homes. Alex couldn’t have known Healless had spent time googling how much pressure was needed to break a skull. Or that he came to their remote countryside meeting point armed with a kitchen knife. This was no cuddle. Healless launched himself at Alex, stabbing him an unthinkable 128 times. Several wounds on their own would have been…

grab the gear ...

Tired of having a panic attack over what to wear every time the sun shines brightly outside? Well, the hot weather is well and truly upon us and so it’s time to take some action and fill your wardrobe with this season’s staples and a few beach brights! Just look at what we’ve lined up for you here: £300 to spend at – one of the UK’s largest online-only clothing and beauty stores. Discover the latest in women’s and men’s fashion, see what’s trending (or what’s not!), you can even chat to a personal stylist. There’s high street brands or designer wear, new labels and old; browse or buy all the summer styles in dresses, jeans, jackets, shoes, accessories, make-up… the list goes on. There’s so much choice it’ll be tricky deciding…

you can a humdinger of a hand blender!

I tell you what, if I had a pound for every time I thought about what a brilliant cook I’d be if I had a bit more help in the kitchen, well, I’d have enough money to buy this week’s prize, that’s for sure! Probably. But you don’t have to find the cash to get your hands on this amazing bit of kit – win it! Step closer to your MasterChef dream with this Kenwood Hand Blender. It mashes, it chops, it whisks and it blends quickly and effortlessly, buying you the precious time and energy you need to whip up that sauce, soup, curry or knockout meal you’ve been threatening to make the family for years. Kiss goodbye to putting the hubby on a promise just because he’s finely chopped a couple…

a stylish 4-person picnic set!

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise, If you go down to the woods today, you’ll barely believe your eyes… because EVERYBODY is there! Maybe nip to the local park, then? Full! The sports field round the back of… packed! Try Morrisons’ car park – you’ll be lucky! Picnics are the new birthday parties, the new music festivals, the new normal. If you’re not having or going to a picnic, my friend, you ain’t living! And why not? It’s safe, it’s outside, there’s fresh air and sunshine and space. Soak up the lively atmosphere, embrace the laughter, banter and chatter, or have your posh cheese and crackers, pour a glass and lie back with a book over your face and your headphones in. However you prefer…

sunburn myths

1 ‘YOU CAN’T GET SUNBURNT IN WATER!’ TRUTH: Half a metre below the surface of water, 40 per cent of the sun’s UV rays can still hit you. Plus, the cooling effect of water means you might not notice you’re burning. Experts advise reapplying sunscreen after a dip, even if it boasts that it’s ‘water-resistant’. 2 ‘THE ODD BIT WON’T HURT’ TRUTH: Getting sunburnt occasionally could be dangerous and the effect adds up the more times it happens. According to Cancer Research UK, getting sunburnt just once every two years can triple your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. 3 ‘A TAN IS HEALTHY!’ TRUTH: If you develop a tan, it’s a sign of damage – your skin is trying to protect itself. And once you have one, a tan only offers…

caught napping

Some 500 people were on Wimbledon Common when one of this country’s most shocking murders took place. There were dog walkers, joggers and even the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s wife… But nobody saw or heard a thing that morning of 15 July 1992. ‘Countless women paid the price’ And that’s just how the man creeping in undergrowth beside pathways had planned it. Watching from the shadows with a knife, he was waiting for the right woman to come along. Young blondes were his type, even better if they had small children with them. Spying Rachel Nickell, 23, heading his way with her tiny son, he readied himself. And sprang… A dog walker stumbled across her mutilated body shortly after. The brutality was hideous. Beautiful Rachel had been stabbed 49 times. Some blows had practically decapitated…