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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.
And the 5ft 6in star - who now tips the scales at nine and a half stone - is adamant anyone can go from slummy mummy to yummy mummy.
While down at the other end of the scale many slummy mummies couldn't care less about healthy eating and will probably use the cash to stock up on booze and fags rather than apples and pears.
Like a practiced barman, Assis mixes and stirs his characters around in their slummy but familiar surroundings.
There she and her khaki-clad friends lived in a slummy neighborhood largely populated by Moroccan immigrants, including the Lachani family.
Fiona Neill, author of The Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy, returns with a new novel about student Ali Sparrow, who becomes the nanny for wealthy couple Bryony and Nick Skinner.
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.