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Dear Abby: Nobody wants to be around my husband. Must I stay with him?

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a functioning alcoholic for more than 30 years. He was once funny and nice and a good dad. But over the years he has become unbearable to live with. Jeanne Phillips He doesn’t shower or brush his teeth. He was always mainly a beer drinker, but now he is drinking hard liquor and stays drunk most of the time he is awake. I told him I thought he was depressed and a severe alcoholic, and he should talk to his doctor, but he refuses. He walks around cursing under his breath, and nobody wants to be around him. I keep him off the road when he has been drinking, but I’m terrified he will hurt someone. I am pretty sure he is drinking on the job, and I’m scared he will hurt himself. Related Articles Dear Abby: I find this game hurtful but my girlfr

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Meghan’s dad in Harry dig: I never played naked pool or dressed up like Hitler

Thomas Markle slammed Prince Harry – shortly after ‘apologising’ to the royal couple.(Picture: Getty/Rex)Meghan Markle’s dad said ‘we all make mistakes’ but ‘at least I’ve never played naked pool and dressed like Hitler’ while apologising to his daughter for his behaviour. Thomas Markle spoke of his regret at staging paparazzi photographs ahead of the royal wedding after the Duchess of Sussex admitted she felt ‘betrayed’ by her father in her tell-all interview with Oprah – but moments later, he compared his actions with incidents from Harry’s past. Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Markle said: ‘I wish I hadn’t done the whole thing. But here’s the other side of the coin. No one took any time to protect any member of our family. We were attacked by the press every day. ...

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Teen boy shot in Homan Square

A 15-year-old boy was shot March, 8, 2021, in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road. | Sun-Times file photoThe boy told officers he was driving in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road, when he was shot in the right leg. A 15-year-old boy was shot in Homan Square on the Northwest Side. About 2 p.m., officers responded to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for calls of a 15-year-old boy who had been shot, Chicago police said. The boy told officers he was driving in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road, when he was shot in the right leg, police said. He told officers shots were fired from a green SUV, police said. Area One detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Rio Ferdinand likens Arsenal to a ‘promiscuous girlfriend’ and digs out Thomas Partey’s fitness record

The Man United legend says Mikel Arteta cannot ‘trust’ his players (Pictures: Getty / FIVE YouTube)Rio Ferdinand has criticised Arsenal’s players after their draw with Burnley at the weekend, describing them as a ‘promiscuous girlfriend’ that Mikel Arteta ‘cannot trust’. The Gunners took an early lead at Turf Moor on Saturday but were undone by yet another mistake as Granit Xhaka gifted Burnley an equaliser, passing the ball straight to Chris Wood inside the box as the ball ricocheted into the back of the net. Arsenal are currently marooned in tenth place in the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of the top four, and Manchester United legend Ferdinand was scathing in his assessment of the Gunners after their latest slip up and even took a pop at Thomas Partey’s injury record.

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Daisy May Cooper reveals hospital trip in true fashion as she poses with bedpan on head

Daisy May Cooper is currently in hospital (Picture: Rex)Daisy May Cooper has revealed she’s been in hospital over the past few days in the most Daisy May Cooper fashion. The This Country actress, who recently has been on crutches after injuring her leg, disclosed she’d been taken in for medical treatment after suffering from kidney stones, which can lead to kidney infections or the kidney not working properly if left untreated. Taking to Instagram to share the news of her trip to A&E, Daisy posted a picture smiling from her hospital bed with a bedpan on her head. Classic. ‘Eurgh, worst couple of days,’ she captioned the snap. ‘Been in hospital with bloody kidney stones 😫. The nurses have made me my own hat to cheer me up. Absolute bloody beauts 😇 😍 💖.’ A number of cele...

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Is ‘Bloodlands’ Based On A True Story?

A detective's hunt for a notorious serial killer in Northern Ireland is at the centre of BBC One's latest crime-drama Bloodlands. The new series was created by the man behind Line of Duty and Bodyguard and is penned by show-writing newcomer Chris Brandon. But, what else is there to know about the gritty BBC offering, and is Bloodlands based on a true story? Outlining the inspiration behind the new series, show-writer Brandon revealed Bloodlands centres on a fictional detective named Tom Brannick (portrayed by Cold Feet's James Nesbitt). However, although not based on a true story as such, the drama's plot arose from the places, people, and experiences of Brandon's childhood spent in Northern Ireland. In a BBC statement, the show writer explained his desire to "tell the story of someone ...

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The hardest part of being on reality TV is the online hate that comes with it

Reality TV contestants are too often left to the mercy of keyboard warriors and their barbed opinions (Picture: BBC)‘Lawrence Chaney is spoiled, fat and ugly.’  Scrolling through Twitter during last week’s episode of Drag Race UK, the trolling and abuse about Lawrence, one of the four remaining contestants on the show, was hard to avoid.  The crime? Arguing with a fellow drag queen about the order in which they had told jokes to an audience of blow-up dolls. By the end of the night, Lawrence’s Twitter account had been de-activated.  The next morning we saw what has become a regular occurrence, as Lawrence’s fellow contestants took to Twitter to call for kindness. Sister Sister, a previously eliminated queen who is no stranger to online abuse, posted ‘a polite reminder that the

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‘Don’t you understand?’ Thomas Tuchel ripped into Timo Werner during Chelsea vs Everton

Thomas Tuchel was uhappy with Timo Werner’s positioning during Chelsea’s win over EvertonThomas Tuchel tore into Chelsea forward Timo Werner during his side’s 2-0 win over Everton last night and was caught berating his misfiring German compatriot. The Blues continued their fine run of form under their new manager, solidifying their place in the top four with a victory over one of their main rivals for Champions League qualification. Chelsea recorded the ninth clean sheet of Tuchel’s reign and secured three points thanks to Ben Godfrey’s own goal and a second-half penalty from Jorginho. It was, however, another largely frustrating night for £52million signing Werner who squandered several presentable opportunities to increase Chelsea’s advantage. His profligacy wasn’t Tuchel’...

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Girl admits making up story about teacher who was beheaded after hate campaign

Samuel Paty was beheaded outside the school near Paris by 18-year-old Abdoullakh Anzorov (Picture: COEX/AFP)A French schoolgirl has admitted lying about a teacher who was beheaded after her false complaints led to an online hate campaign against him.  The unidentified girl had claimed Samuel Paty asked Muslim pupils to leave the class before showing an image depicting the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson on free speech.  It was the same image that appeared in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose offices in Paris were attacked by Islamic extremists in 2015.  The girl’s father filed a legal complaint and started the campaign against the high school teacher after she made her initial claims. His video detailing the allegations in early October provoked fury online, and wa...

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Meghan’s dad says he’ll stop talking to the press when she speaks to him

Meghan Markle’s father said he will continue speaking to the press until his estranged daughter speaks to him again (Picture: Rex/ITV)Thomas Markle has vowed he will not stop speaking to the press about his daughter until she and Prince Harry resume contact with him. He told Good Morning Britain: ‘Well basically what I do because I haven’t heard from them, I’ll do a story in the press. ‘If I haven’t heard from them in 30 days I’ll do another story in the press. And I haven’t heard from them. I would love to hear from them.’ When asked why he keeps talking to the press, he said: ‘Because they’re not talking to me. When they decide to talk to me I’ll stop talking to the press.’ To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web br...

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Man carjacked in Portage Park

A 24-year-old man was carjacked March 8, 2021, in the 5800 block of West Berteau Avenue. | Adobe Stock PhotoAbout 11:20 p.m., he was sitting in his parked 2005 burgundy Nissan Maxima in the 5800 block of West Berteau Avenue, when he was approached by two males. A 24-year-old man was carjacked Monday night in Portage Park on the Northwest Side. About 11:20 p.m., he was sitting in his parked 2005 burgundy Nissan Maxima in the 5800 block of West Berteau Avenue, when he was approached by two males, Chicago police said. One male tapped a silver gun on the car’s window, and demanded the 24-year-old get out, police said. He complied, and the two males sped off in his Maxima. No injuries were reported, police said. Area Five detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun ...

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Secondary school pupils won’t be forced to wear masks in classrooms

Children were able to return to class from yesterday (Picture: PA)Secondary school students will not be forced to wear face coverings in classrooms, as some will be ‘anxious and nervous’ about wearing them, an education minister has said. As millions of pupils in England begin to return to class after months of remote learning, children’s minister Vicky Ford said secondary school pupils should be ‘strongly encouraged’ to wear masks. But the government has decided against making their use mandatory due to pupil anxiety, Ms Ford said. The Department for Education (DfE) is advising secondary school and college students to wear face coverings wherever social distancing cannot be maintained, including in the classroom. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is providin

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East Bay home fires displace nine people, kill one animal

Two East Bay home fires displaced a total of nine people Monday, and killed one animal, a fire official said. Around 3:40 p.m., Alameda County Fire Department crews responded to a home fire on the 200 block of Appian Way in Union City, near the Seven Hills neighborhood just east of Mission Boulevard. At 3:40 PM, ACFD crews responded to a residential structure fire in @UnionCityCA_Gov. Crews were able to knock it down quickly. No injuries reported. Four adults were displaced and Red Cross is assisting. #ALCOFIRE pic.twitter.com/mZkeNAaZZf — Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) March 9, 2021 Four adults were able to escape the home fire uninjured, and about 20 firefighters on scene were able to knock down the fire quickly, according to Joanna Leal, a spokesperson for the department. No f...

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Thailand is enticing tourists back to its beaches by allowing travelers to quarantine aboard yachts

Summary List PlacementIf you happen to have a yacht, you're in luck: Tourists who can afford the high life are welcome to use their yachts to quarantine off the coast of Thailand, the Thai government announced on Tuesday.  A pilot yacht quarantine program was originally announced in November but has now been launched more widely.  It currently applies to the Thai tourist haven of Phuket, which has long been a destination for its pristine beaches and party atmosphere. Yacht tourists previously had to spend 14 days aboard their yachts in quarantine before spending 14 days in a hotel, the Phuket News reported.  The new program is much simpler: Yachters must show proof of a negative PCR test and agree to have their health and location monitored in order to participate in the quarantine pro...

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