Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Covid lockup for older people? Who will care for the children? | Letter | Life and style

I think locking up the older people is a terrific idea to save the younger generation from giving up their freedom to work and socialise (Tory rebels fire warning shot as 42 MPs vote against stricter Covid measures, 13 October). As a kinship carer, a grandma bringing up two grandchildren aged eight and 13, I welcome this wholeheartedly. So if you could arrange to get the children to and from their schools (one hour round trip twice daily) and pick up the shopping as needed, pop the youngest to ballet...

My in-laws are manipulating our children. How do I stop them? | Life and style

I am worried my in-laws are trying to turn my children against me. They are mainly civil on the surface, but they’ve never liked me and I have had years of passive-aggressive comments, in particular from my mother-in-law. My husband and I are often excluded from family gatherings, which are regularly organised when they know we can’t attend.My husband is a lovely man who views asserting himself with his family as confrontation. It took a long time for us to find success but we are now quite well-off. We come...

At least 8 women and 3 children die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 11 people from Africa died when their boat sank off Tunisia on Sunday, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa, a Tunisian security official said. Tunisia’s coast guard recovered the bodies of eight women and three children off the coast near Sfax late on Sunday, he said. About 30 people had set out on the boat, aiming to reach Italy, officials said. The coast guard is searching for the other missing people. Last year, about 90 African migrants drowned after their boat...
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