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Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to open care home for retired boxers

Boxer says ex-fighters suffer poor health and that he hopes to help them as part of his sports legacyAnthony Joshua has said he is considering opening a care home for retired boxers with health problems.Speaking to Lauren Laverne on Sunday’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the former world heavyweight champion said he had discussed issues...

Sun Jun 23, 2024 02:34
Marina Hyde on Sunak and class, my parachute failed at at 4,000ft, my gaming-addicted son, and a new approach to quitting smoking – podcast

Marina Hyde on poor Rishi, who had to go without a Sky subscription as a teenager; Chris Godfrey spent a decade trying to quit smoking, then he tried hypnotherapy and it changed his life; when Jordan Hatmaker pulled the string of her parachute, she realised something was very wrong; and ‘My grownup son is gaming all day and lives on takeaways’ - Philippa...

Sat Jun 22, 2024 07:38
My working-class dad sent me to private school – now I feel that I’ve failed him | Ask Annalisa Barbieri

You carry a huge burden of guilt, but it was your parents who failed you, not you them. Their damaging expectations meant you never felt loved for who you areEvery week Annalisa Barbieri addresses a relationship problem sent in by a readerWhen I was 11, my parents decided to send me to a private school. They couldn’t afford to: my dad was from a working-class...

Fri Jun 21, 2024 16:59
Experience: I gave birth to my granddaughter

My husband joked: ‘My wife is pregnant – but it’s not mine’I was 24 when I had Heidi in 1993, two years after her brother, Jacob, was born. I adored being pregnant. I carried easily and recovered without any problems. Heidi and I were always close. We shared a love of music, Disney and a positive outlook on life. By adulthood she was my best friend,...

Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:23
One night I’m a murderer, the next my husband’s having an affair. Why do we have the dreams that we do?

We’ve stopped believing they’re messages from the gods. So what are dreams – and what purpose do they serve? Here’s what the science saysWhen my husband brought me a cup of tea in bed the other morning, I could barely muster a “thank you”. I was furious that he’d spent the night blatantly cavorting with another woman (a friend of ours, no less).Never...

Thu Jun 20, 2024 15:31
My husband died, and now I can’t access our savings or sell our house

I feel trapped as I can’t access my savings or sell my house. I’m in despairMy husband died in May 2022 at the age of 52, leaving me and our three children. I applied for probate over a year ago but, even though I have complained, it has still not been granted. I feel in total despair at the Kafkaesque situation I am in.Whilst, thankfully, we have capital...

Wed Jun 19, 2024 09:25

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