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Planning for a brighter future Blue Mountains residents encouraged to have their say on ‘Draft Destination Management Plan’ ERIN MAMO

he Blue Mountains ‘Draft Destination Management Plan’ is currently on public exhibition, and Council is inviting the community to have their say. The draft plan has been developed to grow and manage the visitor economy for the Blue Mountains and to provide solutions to challenges and provide opportunities to attract investment. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill believes the Blue Mountains is one of only a handful of leading international tourism brands within NSW, and the plan has been developed to support this. “The Draft Destination Management Plan has been developed to guide the sustainable investment, marketing and promotion of the Blue Mountains region as a desirable destination and to support visitor demand,” Cr Greenhill said. “An up-to-date plan is critical for the local tourism industry. “It is one way that the Blue Mountains can future-proof its tourism product and help balance sustainable tourism and associated economic benefits such as local employment, with maintaining the local amenity for residents.

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The Blue Mountains ‘Draft Destination Management Plan’ is currently on public exhibition “I encourage interested residents, businesses, community groups and tourism operators to take the time to read the draft and share your opinions and suggestions.” The plan is an initiative of Blue Mountains City Council, with significant input from the local tourism industry, including Blue Mountains Accommodation and Tourism Association and relevant State

Government agencies. Council must have a well-developed ‘Destination Management Plan’ to access future funding from State and Federal Government sources. Council have called the plan aspirational and said it aims to set a best case scenario for tourism-related activities and the visitor economy in the Blue Mountains.

However, the opportunities for sustainable tourism activities identified in the draft are suggestions only and are subject to feasibility studies, investigation and planning approvals. To view the draft document and have your say, visit bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/DMP. Submissions close Friday, April 21.

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Flood plan “ridiculous” says Mayor Local community petitioning Council’s plan to make drastic changes to Glenbrook Park ERIN MAMO

lenbrook could see some major changes to its much-loved park, with 500-year-old trees demolished and a giant 1.2 metre high mound surrounding the vicinity of the sporting field as part of Council’s master plan. The changes to the park have been proposed under Blue Mountains City Council’s ‘Glenbrook Park Plan of Management and Master Plan’, which was on public display from October 2016 to February 2017. The 1.2 metre high mound, also known as a bund, has been proposed by Council as a flood mitigation measure, which the State Government requested to prevent the possibility of a flash flood happening over the next 100 years. Local resident Robin Benton, who is part of the Glenbrook Reference Group that are protesting the changes to the park, said the bund would drastically change the availability of Glenbrook Park. “The local park is used for a lot of purposes, various sporting activities and social events, and if a bund is constructed around the field it will reduce the size of the whole area,” he said.

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Local residents are demanding action over plan to change Glenbrook Park “I think this would be really detrimental to the character of the park because it would isolate parts of it.” In relation to the trees, Mr Benton

said Council’s tree plan states that they will remove a number of old trees that currently reside in the park. “They are planning on getting rid of the

trees to make room for a car park for the new tourism centre, that will be built as part of the master plan,” he said. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said the idea that there is going to be a flood in Glenbrook is “ridiculous”, and plans to have the bund removed from the current master plan. “We live on a mountain ridge, it’s ridiculous to think that we need to plan for a one in 100-year flood,” he said. “I’m confident that I can get the bund issue resolved and removed from Council plans. “It is possible that there will be other flood mitigation plans implemented but not the bund.” In terms of the trees, Cr Greenhill said he is concerned that historic trees could be removed for the purpose of a car park. “I will be looking into this issue,” he said. “I don’t want to see any trees removed in the park.” A petition has been set up for locals to support banning the bund and saving Glenbrook’s historical trees at www.thepetitionsite.com/909/599/492/demand-bluemountains-council-rethink-glenbrookpark-plan. For more information, visit ‘Preserve our Park’ on Facebook.

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Leura: Police warn residents over break and enters Over the weekend of March 24, 25 and 26, there were a number of ‘aggravated break, enter and steals’ in Leura. The offenders were able to enter residences because doors were closed but unlocked. The offenders stole keys to a vehicle along with the vehicle at one location, a Samsung TV, cigarettes and mobile phones. The stolen vehicle was located in the Leura area shortly after the crime, and investigations are continuing. Springwood Police are taking this time to remind residents of the Blue Mountains to lock all doors at night and report suspicious activity to police.

Katoomba: Bikes stolen from shipping container Between 6pm on Saturday, March 25 and 6am on Sunday, March 26, two motorcycles, a 2005 blue Yamaha and a 2013 white Yamaha, valued at $4,000 each were stolen from shipping containers in Megalong Street, Katoomba. The thieves appear to have cut through a padlock to gain access to the shipping container and remove the bikes.

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Council push to protect our character The Blue Mountains is famous for its unique towns and villages, now Council wants to protect them ERIN MAMO

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The Blue Mountains’ many towns and villages are full of character

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vealed. Recently, Council wrote to the Greater Sydney Commission in support of introducing an R6 Residential Character zone for the region in response to the draft ‘West District Plan’, which has been developed for western Sydney’s changing future. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said overall the character of the Blue Mountains has not been appropriately addressed in the draft plan, which was recently on public display. “The plan should acknowledge the particular character of our towns and villages that need to be protected,” he said. “Our region has not been well represented in the priorities and actions. “The description of ‘metro rural’ and the associated issues identified for such lands are not relevant to the Blue Mountains.” As part of Council’s submission regarding the draft plan, an R6 zone in the Blue

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Mountains has been acknowledged as a suitable tool that would set out standards about land uses and development controls. Cr Greenhill said the current plan and ‘Towards Our Greater Sydney 2056’ – which is another one of the Greater Sydney Commissions plans – rely heavily on the successful and timely delivery and operation of the proposed Western Sydney Airport. “Council is concerned at this reliance on one infrastructure project, which is currently unproven,” he said. “There is a need for the plan to consider alternative economic futures for western Sydney, to ensure its future resilience.” Council’s submission also states the significance of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is understated in the draft plan. At its last meeting, Council endorsed its response to the draft plan, which outlines a 20-year vision for the region, which includes Penrith and Hawkesbury Local Government Areas. To read up on the ‘West District Plan’ visit, www.greater.sydney/west-district. What are your thoughts on this story? Email us at erin.mamo@bluemountainsrecord.com.au.

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Talented teens to dance across ditch Local ballet dancers to compete in New Zealand over Easter break ERIN MAMO

wo talented dancers from Glenbrook Ballet Theatre will travel to New Zealand over Easter to compete in the prestigious Alana Haines Australasian Awards. Locals Lara-Ann Kidman, 13 , and Kate Merrick, 15, will take part in the international competition, that takes place every two years, offering only 11 young ladies from all over the world the chance to receive scholarships and awards to further their careers in dancing. Glenbrook Ballet Theatre Principal, Jessie Garbellini, said both students, who will spend the Easter long weekend in New Zealand, are now hard at work preparing for the event. “It’s such an exciting opportunity for the girls, not just to be able to have the chance to present their own performances to an international jury, but also to be inspired by the talents of other young dancers that they are going to meet from all over the world,” she said. In the competition, each of the teens, who are performing in the same ‘Supreme A’ category, will perform in an open ballet class and then present a classical solo and a contemporary solo. Both young ladies are established danc-

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Lara-Ann Kidman and Kate Merrick are off to New Zealand this weekend ers, with Kate recently being offered a place at a ballet summer camp program in Canada. Celebrating their 10th year, Glenbrook Ballet Theatre boasts an impressive record of achievements with all of their students, who have graduated in the past, receiving offers of places at various

national and international ballet schools and dance institutions. Enrolments are currently available at the school for classical ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary classes. For more information, call Glenbrook Ballet Theatre on 0407 402 190 or visit www.glenbrookballet.com.au.

Grant would boost Blackheath Blue Mountains City Council has applied for a grant of $1.4 million from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to revitalise tourism and visitor infrastructure in the greater Blackheath area. The fund was established by the Australian Government to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said it would be important funding if it comes to fruition. “If successful, this grant funding provides a great opportunity to invest in tourism and visitor infrastructure to accommodate visitor demand and improve amenity for residents,” he said. The grant application highlights three key projects: Blackheath town centre public domain including footpaths, tree planting, Wi-Fi hotspots, digital tourism information boards and more car parking spaces; extension of the popular Great Blue Mountains Trail from Blackheath to Mt Victoria; and an upgrade of Mt Blackheath including toilet facilities, lookouts, track surface and hang gliding infrastructure. Council has a good track record in successfully securing similar grant funding including $3.592 million for the update of tourism infrastructure on the Southern Eastern Escarpment and $699,985 for the upgrade of Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre. Council will be advised of the outcome later in the year.

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Turning back time

We had to laugh when we spotted this in a local newspaper on Wednesday, May 18, 1983: “The anti-airport-support-in-the-west campaign is slowly but surely losing its ‘anti’. In fact, it’s taking on a definite ‘pro’ flavour at Blue Mountains City Council.”

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ndulge in the culture and food of the beautiful Mediterranean coast with the release of Coastline. This stunning collection of recipes, stories and on-location photography was created by renowned restaurateur Lucio Galletto and travel writer David

Dale. Coastline is a foodie’s delight, taking readers on a journey through western Italy, southern France and eastern Spain to uncover the secret to the perfect pesto, the purest paella and the best bouillabaisse. With more than 80 recipes and stories that explore the origin of Mediterranean cuisine, this is a must-have addition for any home cook’s collection, and if you’re not a great chef, here’s your chance to learn some amazing recipes to surprise your family and friends! Coastline by Lucio Galletto and David Dale is available for purchase in all good book stores. The Record has five copies of Coastline to give away. For your chance to win one, email the code word ‘COASTLINE’ to competitions@bluemountainsrecord.com.au with your name and contact details. Entries close Thursday, April 13. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPM/17/01416. Terms and conditions at www.bluemountainsrecord.com. au or Record reception.

Good news for the Blue Mountains Croquet Club, which finally has a lawn to call its own. It will now be based at the Peter Carroll Field in Katoomba, a great win for the popular club.

The NBN roll-out is proving to be a disaster in the Blue Mountains. Locals are reporting constant issues, including with phone lines and the Internet itself. Is this just one giant expensive flop?

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Kids ride for those less fortunate Community initiative aims to provide resources for school in Papua New Guinea ERIN MAMO

tudents from Blaxland and Winmalee High Schools have teamed up to raise money for schools in less fortunate countries. As part of the Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains’ ‘Ride 4 Kidz’ students took part in a bike ride or walk around the Penrith Lakes at the Sydney International Regatta Centre last Friday. School teacher and Rotary member, Michael Harriden, who visited Cambodia a few years ago, said the ride was all about raising money and awareness. “My son and I went to Cambodia in 2008 on holidays and saw the conditions the locals were living in,” Mr Harriden said. “They asked us if we could help, so we did.” In 2009, Mr Harriden and his son Greg started the first ‘Ride 4 Kidz’ and raised $8,000, which enabled them to build Samraong Public School in Cambodia. Eight years on from the first ride and the not-for-profit has raised over $150,000, and built a second school in Cambodia and the Mando School, in Papua New Guinea. Now, ‘Ride 4 Kidz’ wants to help Mt Sion, a school for blind children in Goroka,

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Michael Harriden with some of the local kids his charity initiative has helped over the years Papua New Guinea, that desperately needs new classrooms, computers and other educational resources. Mr Harriden said projects like these aim to support the development of education in poorer nations.

“These events give our kids the opportunity to understand the educational needs of fellow students in nearby developing countries,” Mr Harriden said. Prior to Friday’s event, the Rotary Club had raised $3000 and had almost 200

students registered to ride. ‘Ride 4 Kidz’ was held straight after school on the last day of term one. For more information, email mharriden01@gmail.com or phone Michael on 0419 285 394.

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time. There are always plenty of these ‘off the shelf’ stories wheeled out in boom time, just like ‘the worst flu season ever’ at the beginning of winter. But this time around we are also getting our share of pessimistic viewpoints being reported, particularly those of Phillip Lowe, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor. He has been widely quoted as having a great deal of concern as a result of lackadaisical bank lending coupled with inevitable future interest rate increases. His apprehension is with property investors who he believes have not accounted for the risk factors associated with ‘long stay’ investments. In fact last week’s ‘on hold’ interest rate decision by the RBA is widely credited as being a signal to investors that continual cheap finance is drawing to a close, because prevailing economic indicators did point strongly to a cut. So in one corner we have banks, property developers, real estate agents and the media, talking up the benefits of amassing a swag of ‘off the plan’ home units, whilst in the opposing corner we have the lone voice of the Governor of the RBA preaching caution and care. I know which one I’d be listening too.

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elletts Hobbies has been a respected name in the hobby industry for the last 39 years, since their flagship store opened in Liverpool way back in 1978. Kelletts is now expanding under new management and has recently opened a brand new store in Henry Street, Penrith. The hobby market in Sydney is expanding rapidly with the advent of affordable consumer drones. Kelletts Hobbies’ new Penrith location means customers no longer have to travel all the way into the Sydney CBD to find a store that stocks all the major brands including Traxxas, HPI, Losi, Kyosho and Thunder Tiger. Their enthusiastic staff have decades of experience in the hobby industry and are Radio Control (RC) enthusiasts. With their experienced staff and loyal customers, Kelletts has become one of the leading hobby stores catering for all aspects of RC vehicles, boats, aircraft, helicopters, and have a growing range of the latest drone/multirotor quads

in Australia. The best part, new products are constantly being added to the store’s line-up on a regular basis. Kelletts Hobbies also carry a vast range of spare parts and accessories, and can also complete any repairs you may have. Their walk in store is open seven days a week except for some public holidays, while their online store is open 24/7 for your convenience. Plus if there’s something you’re after that’s not listed on their website, contact them and they’ll assist you further. Kelletts is the perfect place to visit if you want to start a fun new hobby or continue to grow your passion. They have a huge range of quality products to suit everyone from kids starting out to adults that have been hooked for years. Whether it’s growing your passion or buying a gift for a loved one, pay the team at Kelletts Hobbies in Penrith a visit today! Kelletts Hobbies is located at Shop 1, Henry Street Plaza, 92 Henry Street, Penrith.

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evin Mitchell’s music career has been a tale of two very distinct personalities. In the 90s he made a name for himself as frontman for rock band Jebediah. But in the 2000s Kevin decided to indulge his need for something new and with acoustic guitar in hand, Bob Evans was born. Under the pseudonym, Kevin found

the musical freedom he needed to create beautiful folk-inspired tracks that never would have made it onto a Jebediah set list. Almost two decades later and his musical alter ego has well and truly taken over. “With Bob Evans I’m able to completely indulge my own personal interests and loves,” Kevin explained. “To a certain extent I will probably always be recognised as the guy from Jebediah, but Bob Evans is where 90 per cent of my musical creativity goes these days.” Kevin/Bob will be bringing that creative energy to Katoomba next month as part of his Lonesome Highways Tour.

The successful singer/songwriter will be accompanied on his tour by all-female support acts, a tradition that started almost five years ago. “I don’t want my shows to be ‘sausage’ parties, I don’t want the person going on before me to just be another f**king dude playing guitar,” he laughed before launching into a discussion about feminism and being an effective ally. “It’s just really important to me that there’s gender balance on the stage, for me and for the audience as well,” he said. “It’s only a very small thing but I feel like it’s one small thing that I can do to help promote female voices because I don’t think they’re being heard enough.”

With record sales and streaming service revenue making up a minuscule part of the income of local artists, it’s these tours that help keep musicians like Kevin afloat. “If you want to support me as an artist buy a ticket to my show and buy a piece of merchandise,” he said. As for whether Jebediah fans will get their ears on new music anytime soon, Kevin is clear that for now he only has eyes for one man. “At the moment it’s all Bob,” he said. Bob Evans will perform at Clarendon Guesthouse in Katoomba on Wednesday, May 3 at 6pm. Tickets are $27.50. For tickets, visit www.bobevans.com.au.

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OUT NOW WON T UO GAME Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Rated MA PS4, Xbox One and PC

In ‘Vikings – Wolves of Midgard’ gamers will enter the Shores of Midgard, a fantasy world based around the history and mythology of the Vikings. Throughout your adventure, you’ll battle dark creatures, fearsome giants and terrifying barrow wights as the coldest winter descends and brings forth Ragnarok – aka the end of days. As the war to end all things unfolds you must use your skills and weapons – including a two-handed hammer – in your fight to save the worlds of Gods and men.

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It’s the film franchise that needs no introduction. ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ marks an important milestone as the very first of the Star Wars standalone films. This epic adventure is set in a time of conflict, where a group of unexpected Rebellion heroes join forces in a bid to steal the plans for the Death Star. The film centres around the character of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a Rebellion

solider and criminal who heads the team responsible for disrupting the Empire’s plans. There’s a few familiar names in the line-up including James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker and Australia’s own Ben Mendelsohn. ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ has well and truly lived up to the hype, receiving praise from critics and fans alike. It’s out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

CINEMA Smurfs: The Lost Village Rated G

Those lovable little blue creatures are back on the big screen with the release of the fully animated ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’. This time a mysterious map sends Smurfette (Demi Lovato) and her friends Clumsy (Jack McBrayer), Brainy (Danny Pudi) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) on an adventure through the Forbidden Forest, to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) does. On their dangerous and action-filled journey, Smurfette and her friends will uncover the biggest secret in Smurf history. The film features a star-studded cast

including Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Ariel Winter and Gordon Ramsay ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ is the third release in the hugely popular Smurf film franchise and is the follow up to 2013’s ‘The Smurfs 2’. So far the latest Smurfs instalment has received mixed reviews from critics and Box Office takings haven’t been great. But, despite some backlash from the adults, the kids should love it! ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ is now showing at Hoyts Penrith located in the Westfield complex. For more information on session times visit www.hoyts.com.au.

What is Ironfest Lost World all about? Think: old world, new world, lost civilisations: Lost in Space; Atlantis, deserted islands (Gilligan's Island), pristine valleys, ancient rock formations & rock art, dinosaurs, explorers, lost worlds, bygone eras; Wild West; lost trades: blacksmiths, toolmakers, fletchers, coopers, weavers, spinners, hatmakers; designer makers of all kinds; & lots more! The biggest festival of its kind with Steampunk displays, Medieval Re-enactors - including our famous medieval jousts, 20th Century Wartime Re-enactors, Cosplayers, machinery displays, blacksmiths, and our famous Napoleonic Battle. There are dancing tents, musical acts, market stalls, food stalls and everything you need to get lost for a day or a weekend at this year’s Ironfest.

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TV NEWS

Ê SBS has confirmed Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will be the new local hosts for the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’. The duo are replacing Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, who bowed out after eight years together. ‘The Eurovision Song Contest’ will air from May 12-14.

at 8pm. Tickets are $36-$38. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bluemountainstheatre.com or call 4723 5050.

Ê Fans of hit drama ‘True Detective’ will be happy to know that more episodes are in the pipeline. Series creator Nic Pizzolatto is working on a third season with ‘Dead-

wood’ creator David Milch. Reports suggest the pair are in the early stages of writing a possible third season, but as yet there is no series order by HBO.

Ê One show certainly not going anywhere any time soon is popular British series ‘Midsomer Murders’, which recently went into production for its 20th season. Ê After ‘Bones’ aired its final episode in Australia last week, star David Boreanaz has been cast in his next project, an untitled Navy SEAL drama pilot for CBS. Ê New Netflix comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ has been renewed for a second season. The series, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, launched in February.

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Ê Two-time Olympic medallist and Penrith kayaker Jessica Fox has been announced as one of the 10 celebrity contestants on Channel Seven’s new reality cooking series ‘Hell’s Kitchen Australia’. Filming is currently underway in Sydney, with popular chef Marco Pierre White at the helm. Fox will be joined by Lincoln Lewis, Debra Lawrance, Sam Frost, David Oldfield, Candice Falzon, Willie Mason, Pettifleur Berrenger (‘Real Housewives’), Issa Schultz (‘The Chase’) and Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle (‘Geordie Shore’). The series, which airs later this year, puts celebrities in skills-based challenges, delivering dinner service in a restaurant with a prize going to charity.

Ê Nine has confirmed the new season of ‘The Voice Australia’ will premiere on Monday, April 24. The latest season features a raft of changes to the judging panel including Boy George, Seal, Kelly Rowland and Delta Goodrem. With so many tired reality shows failing of late, it’ll be interesting to see if audiences will return to ‘The Voice’ in its sixth season.

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ARIES

MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20

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The pace picks up as the Sun and Uranus connect in Aries and turbo-charge your fiery energy. Plus Tuesday’s Full Moon also revs up your relationship zone. Activities with a fast tempo suit – from travel and sport to social media and entrepreneurial projects. With one big proviso. Be careful what you blurt out. If you don’t self-edit, then you could end up with a messy misunderstanding on your hands.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

With communication planet Mercury now moving backwards through your sign, you’ll have to be careful how you give and receive information. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to double-check. Plus avoid starting major ventures or signing important contracts until after May 3. Instead, be patient and focus your attention on revising, researching or reworking current projects.

GEMINI

MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

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Tuesday’s Full Moon stimulates your friendship zones, so those around you can look forward to some surprises, amusing antics or manic moments from you and your merry band of mates. But keep in mind that Mercury is now in retrograde motion until May 3. So make sure you back-up all your files; allow plenty of time to get to appointments; and double-check everything as you carefully revise, reschedule and re-do.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

Looking after loved ones isn’t easy at the moment, as you struggle to juggle your personal and professional lives. Tuesday’s Full Moon falls in your home zone, so be on domestic drama alert and realise that stress levels will be running high – and self-control running low. Plus pursuing your dreams won’t be a direct journey. Plenty of patience/persistence are required before you taste success.

LEO

SAGITTARIUS

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

With Uranus and the Full Moon firing up your tempestuous nature, you’re amped up and ready to perform as you let your hair down and overdo just about everything! But don’t let overconfidence trip you up this week. Your head’s full of ambitious dreams and spectacular schemes, but they’ll only work if you can persuade other people to contribute to Team Leo. You’ll find creative collaboration will take you a lot further.

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

This week’s fiery Full Moon stars are fabulous for romance, friendships, hobbies, sport, entertainment, creative endeavours and group projects. With your sparky Sagittarian mojo and momentum running on high speed, you’re ready to rock and roll! But Mercury and Venus are both retrograde for most of the week. So you need to take your foot out of your mouth and communicate with more care and consideration, especially at home.

VIRGO

CAPRICORN

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Boredom is a big no-no at the moment for active and vibrant Virgos, so make sure adventure and excitement feature in your plans for the week. Under the influence of Tuesday’s Full Moon, an intimate relationship could suddenly veer off in a totally unexpected direction. And with your ruler Mercury now retrograde, expect some annoying hitches and hiccups at over the next three weeks.

DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

When it comes to your domestic life, a dash of disruption may be just what the doctor ordered! So it’s a good week to shake things up on the home front as you redesign, redecorate, renovate or entertain unexpected guests. But with Mercury retrograde, be very clear when you’re communicating with family and friends. What they say and what you hear may be two different things.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

A loved one, close friend, business partner or professional rival could stun you by making a surprise move. So make sure you’re prepared with a few fast moves of your own! Is your love life stuck on auto-pilot? Uranus encourages you to blast away the cobwebs and look at things from a fresh angle. Singles – are you fed up with dating disasters? The planets urge you to look for love and passion in unlikely places.

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

This week’s electric planetary aspects help you communicate your innovative ideas with extra pizazz, as you connect with like-minded people via joint ventures with influential and/or international contacts. And make sure you leverage the power of social media to get your message out in exciting and inventive ways. But remember there’s a fine line between being rebellious and just plain reckless.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Some stubborn Scorpios can too easily get stuck in a stultifying daily regime. This week it’s time to ricochet out of your usual routine and do something completely different. Variety is the spice of life, as you experiment with exciting new activities – and welcome sudden detours and disruptions. But the more you try to control others, the more they are likely to resist.

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Food can help keep our bodies healthy, but it can also cause some pretty nasty symptoms in those with food intolerances or digestive issues. So what’s the best plan of attack when food is no longer your friend? Don’t self diagnose If you think you may be suffering from a food intolerance or digestive issue it’s important to start with a visit to your GP. Many symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhoea can be caused by more serious medical issues, so it’s important to rule those out first. Your GP can also refer you for tests to check for conditions like coeliac disease, chron’s disease and colitis. Keep a food and symptom diary It’s hard to keep track of everything you eat and how you feel throughout the day so consider keeping a diary. Making note of everything you eat and any symptoms you experience can help to identify which foods may be contributing to your symptoms. Speak to a dietitian While it’s tempting to Google nutri-

tion advice the best approach is to get a referral to see an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Dietitians are experts in nutrition and will help guide you through the process to help manage symptoms while still getting all the nutrients your body needs. Try low FODMAP There’s a family of carbohydrates called FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) that have been identified as potential triggers for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). A low FODMAP diet consists of an elimination period (approx. six to eight weeks) where all medium and high

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Foot care for individuals with Diabetes is important at all times, however with the cooler weather approaching us, a change in our routine is imminent and can pose a risk to our foot health. Diabetic affected feet can present with altered sensation and a reduction in blood circulation. As a result, cuts, wounds, blisters, and other foot lesions, may not be causing any pain and you may inaccurately determine hot-cold temperatures. Additionally, a reduction in blood flow can delay healing. When poorly managed, infection may develop and the risk of ulcerations rise with the potential to lead to amputations. Prevention of Diabetic foot related complications is always the best management and here are a few ways to help your feet survive the winter months. Check your feet daily Since neural sensation is altered, it is important to check your feet by looking at them and feeling for any changes. If you find it difficult to see the bottom, a mirror can be helpful or ask a relative to assist. Keep your feet dry Dry thoroughly between your toes and avoid leaving shoes outside in the winter

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