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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy tells the story of Lucy Sweeney, a funny book about motherhood and relationships.
But I am particularly slummy, somaybeyou're reading this thinking 'of course, that sounds about right'.
Of course, slummy mummies like me let it slide from time to time and are subsequently crippled by guilt particularly when perfect parents call round only to find you chiselling hardened Weetabix from the kitchen table.
So are you and three pals slummy mummies looking for a chance to get a tad more yummy?
Neill's previous tome, The Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy, was a success, apparently.
DONNA Barrowman has gone from slummy mummy to super-mammy after asking the Record to give her a makeover.
But there was bad news for troubled pop star Britney Spears, who was named Slummy Mummy of the Year.
10 (-) The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy, Fiona Neill.
How much easier it must have been to be an oldfashioned slummy mummy, when all you had to do was make sure little Jimmy didn't stick his fingers in any electric sockets or ride a tricycle down the stairs.
Houses like Maureen's stand out as bright and well-kept stars in the midst of the slummy gloom.