Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 6:22 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 Dear Abby: I have been with my husband for five years, and we have two children together. It’s my husband’s second marriage and my first. He and his first wife, “Gretchen,” had no kids, but they did have a long and messy divorce. She and her family live in the same small town as we do. Her favorite pastime is telling anyone who will listen that my husband physically abused and raped her. I know my husband. In our five years together he has never so much as raised his voice to me or our children. I don’t presume to know what happened between him and Gretchen during their marriage, but I know in my heart it never got physical. I have spent five years listening to this garbage and hearing her put him down and say nasty things about me. I have reached my limit. Should I confront her or just keep refusing to acknowledge her? Drama With His Ex Dear Drama: You know that what your husband’s … [Read more...] about Abby: Wife can’t endure vicious tales man’s ex tells
PUBLISHED: 15:58 02 November 2018 Bethany Wales Beanstalk brought the free literacy festival to Norwich for the first time since it started. Photo: Beanstalk Beanstalk One of the county’s best loved authors joined primary school pupils and illustrators at a special event to celebrate the joy of story telling. Bewilderwood author, Tom Blofield, joined illustrator Julia Groves and storyteller Diana Mullis at Norwich’s first Beanstalk BookFest.On Tuesday, October 30, more than 100 primary school students from across Norfolk and Suffolk took part in the free literacy event, hosted at the Norwich Puppet Theatre.The idea behind the festival was to inspire pupils to explore their creativity and engage with reading through a series of hands on literacy workshops run by the guest authors.Ginny Lunn, Chief Executive Officer at Beanstalk, said: “It’s such a very moving experience to see so many children leaving completely inspired by the … [Read more...] about City first as story telling festival comes to Norwich
Chris Thomas Detroit Free Press Published 11:15 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 Detroit Tigers fans, we need your help. Alan Trammell and Jack Morris will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, marking the first time two players have entered the Hall as Tigers in the same year. That's an incredible feat, and we're asking you to help us commemorate it. Here's what we need: In the comments section of this story, tell us your favorite memories of Trammell and Morris. Think back to what you were doing in 1984, when the Tigers won Detroit's last World Series. ... Or in 1996, when Trammell retired after his 20th season with the franchise by delivering a heartfelt message to the fans at Tiger Stadium. ... It can also be more personal, like an autograph or a chance encounter ... You get the idea. More: Which Detroit Tigers are next for the Baseball Hall of Fame? Here are 5 candidates More: How Alan Trammell became the Detroit … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers fans: Tell us your Alan Trammell, Jack Morris memories!
PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 19 July 2018 Megan Aldous Blaze in grassland off Ravenswood Avenue in Ipswich Picture: MIKE EAGLE While you dive into your packed lunch-box, crunch away at your crisps, and prepare yourself for the rest of your shift catch up on these stories. Everything you need to know about the Lunar eclipse Picture: DAVID MURTON/ DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETYSomething to excite youA spectacular scene will fill the Suffolk skies for the first time in several years at the end of this month. Our story tells you everything you need to know about how you can see a lunar eclipse, the planet Mars and an international space station all in one evening. Fire crews battling a blaze in grassland off Ravenswood Avenue in Ipswich. Picture: DANIEL MITROVICSomething to shock youFirefighters tackled a massive blaze near Ravenswood in Ipswich last night and residents of the area took to Twitter to share their videos of the fire. We have … [Read more...] about Five stories you need to read on your lunch break
Australia is currently weathering what Senator Derryn Hinch has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is "one of the biggest medical scandals Australian women have ever been subjected to" after a government report found that 10,000 to 15,000 people incurred serious side effects after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant inserted into the body to prevent pelvic organ prolapse (POP), or to put it another way, to keep the uterus, bladder, and rectum from sliding out of place or into the vagina. According to the American Urogynecological Society, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs in about half of women ages 50 to 79, whether because of age, injury to the pelvic floor (like from a vaginal birth, surgery, or fractures to the back and pelvic bones), chronic straining, smoking, nerve and muscle diseases, menopause, or other reasonably common factors. The report comes a year after hundreds of Australian … [Read more...] about 11 Horror Stories From The Australian Pelvic-Mesh Implant Report