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ODOUR EXAMINED The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has produced a report on Rutherford’s odour issue, which recommends sampling and analysis of odours from up to 20 industries around the area. Prepared as part of the Rutherford Clean Air Pilot Program, the study includes a review of available odour sampling data from the area and has been referred to the Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee for comment.

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SPIRIT SHINES Kurri Kurri Community Festival returns PAGE 3 Maitland Community Services employees during stop work action last week

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ast month, the Post interviewed an anonymous caseworker who spoke out against inadequate staffi ng levels within Community Services and expressed the group’s frustrations with a failed computer system, keeping staff desk-bound. Last week, child protection staff from Maitland stopped work for an hour to protest the same issues. Assistant General Secretary of the Public Service Association (PSA) of NSW, Steve Turner, said around 20 people – most of the

Maitland office – from across the areas of case working, administration and psychology, had attended the stop work action. According to Mr Turner, the group had not heard anything from the Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward. “Th is Minister, when she was in Opposition, attacked the Labor Government for the vacancies and lack of resourcing [across the Department],� Mr Turner said. “When she became Minister she promised she would fi ll all vacancies by 2012 and yet she then put a seven month staff freeze in place. “Now in October – near the end of 2012 – we still have on average 25 per cent vacancies.� PSA General Secretary, John Cahill, said

caseworkers at Maitland did not have the resources to follow up the vast majority of children assessed as being at risk of serious harm. “Chronic understaffi ng means only one in ten children known to be at risk are receiving face-to-face visits from caseworkers in NSW,â€? Mr Cahill said. “The Government is clearly failing some of the most vulnerable members of our community – children needing its protection.â€? A spokesperson for the Minister last month denied any freeze on recruitment and said the Department remains committed to “implementing changes to caseworker practices that will [‌] free them up to spend more time with childrenâ€?.

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he repercussions of the Prime Minister’s dressing down of Tony Abbott in Question Time recently continues to be felt this week, with media and watercooler talk shifting to the fact that women are still being paid on average less than their male counterparts. While it seems there’s little the average person can do to improve the situation on their own, a group of local women are heading in the right direction. Around 80 Hunter businesswomen gathered in Maitland last week to meet one another, engage in networking and in some cases, create future business opportunities. The Women in Business Connect (WIBC) is the brainchild of three local women who hope it will enable other women who are new to business or networking to be mentored in a welcoming environment. Organiser, Gai Adler, also said the group will help women “gain confidence and skills to network better and build longlasting business relationships.” Regular meeting will be held in Maitland and in Newcastle for women across all industries. You can read more in our story on page 4. On a different note, Kurri Kurri held its second annual community festival on Sunday and by all accounts, it had something for everyone. Congratulations to the organisers who worked hard to create a community-minded event for all ages.

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here’ll be sweat, bruises and fast-paced action at the Newcastle Roller Derby League’s Trans Tasman Spring Flinger this Saturday. The double header will be held at Newcastle Entertainment Centre and is a chance to support local teams and see popular skaters Godjilla Sold Separately and Dangerass. The fi rst bout will see the NRDL Star Riots go up against the Central Coast Roller Girls, with the half time crowd to be entertained by band DV8 before watching

Newcastle’s representative squad, the Dockyard Dames, take on international visitors, the Auckland Roller Derby League. By day, these women are office workers, nurses, or in the case of Dockyard Dames Captain Dangerass, a photographer for Enigma Advertising. By night they go by their quirky aliases and don skates to battle in an arena where bruises are inevitable. One of the few women’s contact sports, roller derbying has grown rapidly over the past six years and continues to gather momentum across the country. Doors open at 5pm with the action to begin at 6pm. Tickets are available from Ticketek.


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he second annual Kurri Kurri Community Festival was held on the weekend with thousands of people coming out to the Sportsground. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities kicked off with a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Billy Cart Derbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Hampden Street, run by the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri, and a variety concert which showcased local schools and talent. Rod Doherty, President of the Kurri Kurri District Business Chamber, declared the day a success and said the festival had served its desired purpose of fostering community spirit and pride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kurri Kurri has been through a lot of hard knocks in its life,â&#x20AC;? Mr Doherty said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The future is there, with the Hunter Expressway bringing new opportunities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The Kurri Kurri Community Festival] helps us maintain community spirit through the troubling times.â&#x20AC;? The festival featured childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sporting events, vintage trucks and bikes, face painting, a display by the Hunter Expressway contractors and the RMS on the progress of the expressway, with helicopter rides programmed all day over the site. Ronald McDonald also popped by the festival to put on a show, mingle with children and present the Best Festival Mascot award. Mr Doherty said the festival would be back again next year and that the Kurri Kurri District Business Chamber was planning to organise the event around the opening of the Hunter Expressway, with the date to be determined.

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round 80 women attended the launch of an exciting new networking group – Women in Business Connect (WIBC) – at Maitland Gaol last Tuesday. Event organiser and founding member, Gai Alder, said WIBC would provide additional networking opportunities for Maitland and Newcastle women, rather than compete with other existing networking groups. The brainchild of Ms Alder and two friends, Melissa Archer and Merril DeFiddes, WIBC is open to all women. “[We hope to] provide an environment where women who are new to business or networking can be mentored in a welcoming environment, to help them gain confidence and skills to network better and build long lasting business relationships,” Ms Alder said. “The launch event went really well and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. “We were really happy with the number that attended and, most importantly, that everyone found it to be a warm and inviting atmosphere.” Monthly meetings for the Maitland group will be held on the third Tuesday of the month, with the next meeting scheduled for October 30 at the Bradford

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EPA report suggests ways to fix Rutherford’s bad odour problem TRICIA MOROSIN

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he Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has produced a report on Rutherford’s odour issue, which recommends sampling and analysis of odours from up to 20 industries around the area. Prepared as part of the Rutherford Clean Air Pilot Program, the study includes a review of available odour sampling data from the area, and has now been given to the Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee for comment. Environment Minister, Robyn Parker, said the review was the fi rst step towards minimising odours from the Industrial Estate into nearby residential areas. “The Rutherford Clean Air Pilot Program is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to address odour issues at Rutherford,” Ms Parker said. “I am pleased to see this progressing well with initial recommendations from the independent odour expert now with the Liaison Committee for consideration. “These sources will be ranked according to their potential impacts on surrounding residential areas with a view to identifying odour-minimisation opportunities.” Stephen Francis, Chair of the Rutherford Air Quality Liaison

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Committee, said the Committee welcomed the draft report. “The Rutherford community has waited for a long time for a resolution to its odour issues and these recommendations are an important step

in progressing this,” Mr Francis said. “We are now reviewing the draft report and expect to have the Committee’s feedback to the EPA later this month.” Further information will be made available once the Committee has

completed its review. The EPA will continue its regulatory presence in the Rutherford area and residents are encouraged to report any offensive odours to the Environment Line on 131 555.

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wo weeks ago, Anne Powell was living off her fortnightly pension payment and had only $2,000 in savings to her name. Now, the 71-year-old Hunter mother of seven and grandmother of 13 is planning her fi rst overseas vacation after winning $40,000 in a morning television competition. On Monday morning, the Charlestown resident received a call from Channel 9’s Today program and won $40,000 in cash from Westpac Bank by answering the call with, “I wake up with Today”. Mrs Powell said she had been entering Today Show competitions for many years but never thought she would win. “I always kept hoping they would ring me but never thought they would,” she said. “I just kept thinking, ‘Why haven’t they rang me, I’m here, I’m waiting’.” Mrs Powell said she could hardly believe it when she got the phone call. “I got around the house giggling and carrying on and I kept getting phone calls all morning because friends had seen it. “While I was on the phone, my twin brother who lives at Cardiff called and left a message on my answering machine singing, ‘She’s in the money’.” Westpac Bank Charlestown Manager, Mark Welsh, presented Mrs Powell with a

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Anne Powell receiving a cheque for $40,000 and (inset) The Today Show team

cheque for the $40,000 last Thursday and congratulated her on her win. “It’s great to see someone like Anne

who is obviously very deserving and it’s really exciting to have someone from Charlestown win,” he said.

Mrs Powell plans to spend the winnings on a European river cruise with her sister as well as some necessary home repairs.

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ver 10,000 aviation enthusiasts are expected to turn out to this year’s Rathmines Catalina Festival on November 3 to witness a visit from a special friend of the festival – a Catalina aircraft from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). The fully-restored Consolidated PBY Amphibious Catalina (Registration VHPBZ) will be flown from Albion Park to Lake Macquarie, and is expected to land at Lake Macquarie at approximately 10:30am. The Cat will then be open to the public before it is due to depart at around 3pm. Festival organisers said having the HARS Catalina arrive at the Festival will conjure memories of the sights and sounds that were commonplace in the area during World War II. “I think it will remind us all of the sacrifices made by those who served in flying boats during the war, and inspire those present to support the goal of basing a Catalina at Rathmines again,” a

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A fully-restored Catalina aircraft will be on show at the Rathmines Catalina Festival

spokesperson said. The annual festival, which celebrates the rich history of the World War II RAAF base at Rathmines, will also

feature a RAAF hot air balloon, an authentic Beaufighter cockpit section, as well as markets, amusement rides and live entertainment.

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Historic Dunmore Bridge reopens to traffic following restoration work AMELIA PARROTT

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estoration work on the historic Dunmore Bridge at Woodville is now complete and the bridge is again open to traffic after weeks of construction work forced its closure. The bridge was reopened ahead of schedule on Friday at a ceremony attended by Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) representatives and local residents, just in time for Woodville’s bicentenary celebrations on the weekend. The bridge was closed last month while RMS crews carried out works to strengthen the bridge, which included replacing three original timber spans each weighing 103 tonnes. Ms Parker said the historic bridge was now equipped to deal with today’s vehicles. “It’s a significant project as it means that heavy vehicles can travel on the bridge and for a bridge built in 1899, that’s pretty amazing,” she said. “As Heritage Minister, I’m very pleased with what has gone into the bridge.” Although local residents were pleased with the rate at which the work was carried out, some criticised the decision not to install dual lanes. RMS regional manager, Joe Krsul, said the decision to keep one lane would

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preserve the history of the bridge. “Heritage-wise we want to keep [the bridge] close to how it was back in 1899,” he said. “To have a dual lane bridge you’d have

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aitland residents are invited to discover the historic architectural secrets of High Street this Sunday with the Friends of Grossman House High Street Maitland Architectural Heritage Walk. The walk will showcase the work of prominent nineteenth century Maitland architects like John Wiltshire Pender and James Scobie, as well as colonial architects Holman Hunt, Edmund Blacket and Liberty Vernon. Beginning at the eastern end of High Street, participants will meet at Maitland Town Hall and move westward along the street passing architecturally important banks, commercial buildings and places of worship, learning and law before retiring to Brough House in Church Street for afternoon tea. Friends of Grossman House secretary, Holly McNamee, said many Maitland residents are unaware of how important the architecture of High Street is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at the buildings in the Mall, you have to spend a lot of time looking up,â&#x20AC;? she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even notice what was there.â&#x20AC;? The walk will also cover how High Street has changed over time through

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he annual Play-Wel for Mai-Wel event is on in Rutherford this Thursday and teams from across the Hunter are gearing up to compete. The event, now in its third year, brings together teams from 20 Hunter businesses to compete in indoor games of soccer, netball, cricket, volleyball and badminton, raising money from the MaiWel Group. Fundraising and events officer, Michelle Odgers, said the event is a great opportunity for businesses to show their support for the Mai-Wel group. “It was designed for Hunter business to network and have some fun,” she said. “All the teams compete on the day through sport but they also compete through fundraising in the lead up to the event.” Fundraising tallies are published on the Play-Wel for Mai-Wel Facebook event page each week and Miss Odgers said the teams are very competitive. Last year teams raised $22,000 for the organisation’s work with the disabled community. Janine Harris, member of the Club Crusaders from Club Financial Services, the reigning Sporting Champion Team, is looking forward to raising even more money this year.

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“Play-Wel for Mai-Wel is a great day to help raise money for a great cause,” she said. “We are looking forward to the coming event and challenge all teams to

raises more than they have in the past.” Play-Wel for Mai-Wel will be held at the Maitland Indoor Sports Centre at Rutherford on Thursday, October 25.

The fi rst match starts at 10:30am. Teams will retire to the Bradford Hotel for a presentation after the fi nal match of the day.

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Good news, everybody people yet stand up is just such a completely different STEPHEN BISSET beast â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so nervewracking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did a gig a couple of f thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing that weeks ago where there was Mikey Robins loves, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something like 80 people in Schadenfreude. the crowd and there was this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sitting on one woman, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to my balcony and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m watching a say she was a heckler, but she couple of guys abseiling down had the social skills of a rugby the building opposite doing league player on Twitter. You a bit of window cleaning,â&#x20AC;? just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that doing radio Robins told TE. or TV.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not offering any words Robins, who first let his of encouragement, though. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m comedic light shine as really hoping one of them falls a member of the iconic off.â&#x20AC;? Newcastle troupe The While he mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been Castanet Club (also featuring making us laugh for more than the likes of Steve â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sandmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 20 years via radio, television Abbott and Maynard F# or the written word, it has Crabbes) came to national only been in the past two that attention as host of the Triple Robins has tried his hand at J breakfast show for seven stand-up comedy and the years alongside Helen Razer native Novocastrian will be and Paul McDermott, before strutting his stand-up stylings venturing into the world of at Newcastleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest Comedy television with the likes of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Live Gala, alongside the likes of And Sweatyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;McFeastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, before Rhys Muldoon and Peter hitting the Aussie cultural Berner next month. stratosphere on the hit show â&#x20AC;&#x153;My wife says that me â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good News Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. getting into stand-up comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;The things was, especially is my mid-life crisis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was on Good News Week, every either stand-up or grow a show we had these stand-up pony-tail,â&#x20AC;? he said. comedians on and I always â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny though because, thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Now, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one box with radio and television, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ticked yetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? he said. youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing your thing in front â&#x20AC;&#x153;But a couple of years ago I of hundreds of thousands of decided to have a crack, and

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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really glad I did.â&#x20AC;? Robins, a frequent returner to his birthplace, said he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to strut his stuff on the Civic Theatre stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m absolutely pumped â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I went to the Civic so many times as a kid and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only performed there something like three times so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a blast. Also, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bloody fantastic bill of comics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I think Peter Berner is the funniest comedian in Australia, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really looking forward to it. Although, people should be warned that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not as nice as I am on the tele and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also prone to get quite silly as well.â&#x20AC;? So as an ex-pat Novocastrian, has the city changed much for Mikey Robins in the ensuing years? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually, last time I was there I went to see the house I grew up in and it had been torn down to make way for one of those bloody McMansions, which was a bit sad. Although, I recently arranged to have lunch with family in Newcastle and I texted them to ask where and they said Carrington. My reply was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh dearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, but they assured me it had changed and, by God, they were right.â&#x20AC;? Catch Newcastleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest Comedy Gala at the Civic Theatre on November 3.

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Preventing pimples

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I get outbreaks of pimples before my period. I’ve tried all sorts of skincare products but nothing helps. What else can I do? A. No cream will fi x acne. The underlying causes need to be addressed before you will get long lasting results. In your case, you may have a hormonal imbalance which is causing you to get pimples every month. The current theory is that acne is caused by an increase in the potent male hormone dihydrotestosterone, which is derived from testosterone. Excessive levels of insulinlike growth factor is also emerging as a major cause of acne. Eating dairy products can increase this hormone in the blood. Here’s some dietary advice which will help: • Follow an alkaline diet by eating more fruit and vegetables

and reducing animal products, grains, cereals and refi ned carbohydrates and sugars • Go dairy free • Eat more fibre • Eat more foods containing Omega 3 fatty acids such as fish and seafood; and • Cut down coffee, tea, alcohol, fried foods, saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, preservatives, colours and flavours. Taking anti-inflammatory and blood cleansing herbal medicines can help: Echinacea, Calendula, Burdock and Yellow Dock. The herb Chaste Tree is also very important in your case as it will help balance your hormones. Studies have shown zinc to be beneficial in treating acne and there is also good evidence for Vitamin A as well.

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hen we think of warm weather, the beach automatically comes into mind and when we think of the beach, we automatically think of swimwear. It is true that the most important part of beach fashion is swimwear, but there is much more to summer trends than just the bikini or boardshorts; there is a world of different beach accessories for us to get our hands on. With perfect weather, I couldn’t say no to a trip to the beach last weekend. Once arriving at the beach I was amazed at the amount of different accessories that people had, including things that I had never thought of taking to the beach. There were thousands of different bags, hats, sunglasses, towels and umbrellas as well as thongs, sandals, shoes and kaftans. Like any other item of clothing, trends in accessories change from year to year and on my trip to the beach last weekend, this was more than obvious. As opposed to previous years, being on the beach this year is like being in the

middle of a fashion shoot. It may have just been the beach that I was on but there were gold cuffs, embellished beach bags, wide brimmed black sunhats and circularframed sunglasses as far as the eyes could see. Women were lounging around under huge, stylish umbrellas, as opposed to bright rainbow ones, wearing sheer kaftans whilst the men were sporting shorts and wearing boat-shoes rather than thongs. Now, I have never been one to complain about the bikini, beach towel and woven beach bag look but I have to say, it was nice to see this sophisticated beach style which, I might add, is also being played out in stores at the moment. If you are keen to try out the sophisticated beach look, I recommend that you wear metallic jewellery and sheer clothing, to wear over the top of bright swimwear, which is in fashion for this season. Take with you dark accessories like a sunhat, beach bag, sandals and sunglasses, which will really make the look work. If the trend is a little too much for you, try wearing just one or two of the elements to begin with.

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ARIES MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

Financial matters and day to day expenses are going to be a major source of concern. It will be necessary to go over all bank statements and bills with a fi ne tooth comb as you may have forgotten to pay something important. Do your best to explain yourself fully, especially if you’re dealing with ideas that are obscure to others. It’s time for intimacy and passion so be certain to spoil that certain someone.

TAURUS APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

The Full Moon is in your sign and this is going to make you stressed out, irritable and grumpy. Your home may resemble something of a battlefield as you will fi nd it rather difficult to keep your opinions to yourself. Th is is not the ideal time to interfere in the lives of others. Teamwork, co-operation and understanding are the keys to success so remember to give praise and recognition where it is warranted.

GEMINI MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

The Sun is in your solar house of work and duty for the next month and therefore this is an ideal time to focus on improving your position at work and for getting all those chores done. If you have been feeling off colour, the planets will help you to get back to full health once more and to work on improving your diet. It will be necessary for you to get adequate rest otherwise you are going to feel run down.

CANCER JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

Th is is the ideal time to make improvements to your home and you may even fi nd yourself developing an interest in antiques or fi nd ways of restoring pre-loved furniture. Romance is in the air and if you’re foot loose and fancy free, you will attract some welcome attention. However, you must be careful of how you deal with certain friendships as other people are likely to be going through a difficult time.

LEO JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Th is is the start of a rather busy period in which you will be dealing with correspondence, getting on the phone, sending emails and faxes and rushing around your local neighbourhood at top speed. Your days will be fi lled with activity and you will buzzing from one job to another like a demented bee. If you are a student, there may be problems with concentration so remember to read all important papers twice.

LIBRA SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

The next month should see a rapid increase in your wealth. To make the best of this opportunity you’d better dust off the account books and take a good look at the figures. I’m certain there are expenses to be cut and savings to be made. In your personal life though you need to be careful in trying to bulldoze others into your way of thinking because you might simply cause them to become more stubborn.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

With the Full Moon in Taurus, be careful of arguments and problems in your personal life. Avoid getting involved in complicated tasks such as handyman work, or specialty cooking where you have to use electrical equipment as stupid accidents are likely. During the next month, your enthusiasm will be strong, putting adding a much-needed sparkle and you’ll fi nd your popularity increases.

SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

It is especially important that you take steps to look after your health otherwise you are going to be ill. With the planets in such a tense situation in your chart you are going to be feeling stressed out. Th is is the ideal time in which to take some time out for yourself away from all the demands of your career and family life. Going for a walk or reading a fascinating novel are ideal ways to mentally escape.

CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Friends are likely to have a strong influence on you during the next month and old friends that you haven’t seen for a while shall be in touch. The Sun’s harmonious angle to your sign gives an optimism and vitality to your outgoing nature. There may be some disappointments in your social life as arrangements with friends may need to be altered at the last minute so try to have a Plan B up your sleeve.

AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Your home life is going to be rather chaotic and therefore your patience is going to be tested with certain family members. Remember to try to control your temper and count to 10 before you say anything that you will later regret. Recognition will come your way for past efforts where your work is concerned. Th is is the ideal time to look into changing careers or to make positive moves to grab your boss’s attention.

PISCES FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Be careful of what you say as others are likely to take offence rather easily. Try to think before you open your mouth, otherwise arguments may develop rather easily. Th is would be the ideal time to have your car serviced and remember to keep an eye on the petrol gauge. Art, music, theatre, fascinating books and movies are all going to hold appeal. Also this is the ideal time to travel overseas or to explore new venues.

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Family feuds can be resolved and you will fi nd an increasing contentment in your own surroundings. Th is should also be a period of nostalgia when happy memories come flooding back. If you’re looking for a new home then the ideal one will soon emerge. A major redefi nition of your professional or business life is going to be necessary as some major problems are going to have to be addressed.

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Jets players celebrate their win over the Mariners

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