Author: Fox Tucker

Brave Julie Got Her Rapist Jailed 20 Years After Attack

My Uncle Jailed 20 Years After Raping Me Julie Smith, 39, Edinburgh Aged 18, I felt like I had the world at my feet. I’d just finished school, had been accepted on a course to study hairdressing. And that summer, my aunt Linda asked me to come and work at her ice cream and hamburger kiosk by the seaside in Newcastle. It felt like the start of a big adventure. Arriving, I made myself at home with Linda, her husband Andrew Robinson and daughter Sarah, 15. ‘Hope you don’t mind me sharing,’ I said, unpacking in her room. ‘It’ll...

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Facebook Saved My Baby

   ‘Miracle’ boy born at just 21 weeks celebrates first Christmas – all thanks to strangers on social media Medics advised her to terminate but members of the group gave her advice and her little boy defied the odds THIS year Faris will celebrate his first Christmas – all thanks to strangers on Facebook. Parents Davinia Watson and Mido Hassan call the now-healthy ten-month-old their “little miracle”. Faris has defied the odds and will be spending his first Christmas at home Last Christmas, when Davinia, 37, felt her waters break, she was just 21 weeks pregnant — three weeks...

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I lost 8 Stone in 18 months, but hated Saggy Skin

I lost 8 stone in 18 months but hated my body thanks to saggy skin. Waddling towards an empty chair in the hospital canteen, I wedged myself into it and began to stuff the hot greasy chips into my mouth. I hoped none of my patients were watching as I polished them off before starting on a slab of chocolate cake. You see as a nurse I was used to dishing out helpings of good advice when it came to healthy eating and keeping active, but not so good at following it myself. At a size 24 and weighing...

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