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‘The truth behind my return to The Street’ Actress Beverley Callard is back where she belongs – behind the bar of the Rover’s – but she had to think long and hard before agreeing to return By Alison James hen it comes to iconic Rover’s landladies, Liz McDonald is up there with Annie Walker and Bet Lynch, and we’re thrilled she’s back in Corrie. Beverley Callard looks very happy about it, too – wearing a smile as broad as Liz’s northern accent. But when Bev was first approached about coming back, the decision required some serious thought. “While I love the Street, I was worried about returning because, three years ago, I was so very ill,” she says. “I was working so hard on Coronation Street, I

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wasn’t allowing myself enough time to just be me and have a life of my own. I was so unwell with depression that I was taken into hospital where I had 12 ECTs and was given loads of antidepressants. A few months later I was back on set and just didn’t take enough time to let myself get well again. “It was at that point that I realised I had to leave. I’m still on some medication, but I’m fine now. However, this time around, I’m going to try to do things a bit differently and not be so much of a perfectionist. I’m being eased back in gently and really having the best time. That’s not to say I wasn’t nervous on my first day back, though. My husband, John, drove me in and I honestly thought I was going to be sick!” Liz is back at the bidding of son, Steve, who needs his mum to help him buy the Rover’s. “Liz has been in Spain with her other son, Andy, and has somehow managed to accumulate some money which she invests in the pub,” Bev reveals. “She’s delighted to be home, but almost immediately she’s mad at Steve because he’s not told anyone she’s coming back – including his girlfriend, Michelle. Liz and Michelle soon join forces and Steve’s caught in the middle, looking like a right plonker. There are some very funny scenes. To be honest, I’ve hardly stopped laughing since I started filming. I only have to look at Simon Gregson

was great – I was having kebabs and Chinese takeaways every night! I’m in the process of losing the weight now, though. It’s back to stir-fries and vegetable juices. John put weight on, too, so he’s doing it with me. We help each other. When one of Family oriented Bev with her late mum Mavis (left) and us says, ‘Do you fancy her two grandsons, Sonny and George a bacon butty?’, the other one says, ‘No, who plays Steve and Kym Lomas who let’s get the juicer on!’” plays Michelle, and I’m off!” When she’s not working, Bev Beverley (56) says she is the spends as much time as she can with same old Liz we know and love. her grandsons, Sonny (7) and George “The clothes are as skimpy, although (5), the sons of her actress daughter, slightly more classy as she’s not as Rebecca. “I’m not a conventional skint as she was. I’ve had to put my gran, the type who knits,” she foot down with some of the things chuckles. “John and I are the naughty they’ve tried to put me in – a dress that grandparents – we give them too was completely covered in chains, for many sweets and let them stay up instance. I felt I needed a can opener late. We’re very different to their other to be able to speak and I was literally grandparents, the parents of their clanking my way around the set.” father, Gideon. They’re sensible and And is there a new man on the quite posh and very clever. horizon? Liz has always liked the “I wish I lived closer to Rebecca fellas! Bev laughs: “She reckons she’s and the boys but they’re in London single, although she’s always on the while we’re in Manchester. We get together as much as we can, though. I am very family oriented. In addition to Rebecca, Gideon and the boys, there’s my grown-up son, Josh, and also John’s children, my stepchildren. “I was very close to my lovely mum, Mavis, who died in early 2012. She suffered from Alzheimer’s and that was very hard. It’s like the person you phone to this Spanish guy called Luis. love dying in front of you, but still She had a thing with Owen a few physically being there. I’m just glad years ago and you see her giving him I was able to spend a lot of time with the once-over again. She also has a bit her towards the end of her life.” of a moment with another ex, Lloyd. Times have undoubtedly been That’s all it is, though. Lloyd’s not tall tough for Bev. In addition to her own enough for Liz! I’ll let you into a bit of illness and losing her mum, she was a secret – a man is being brought in also declared bankrupt in 2011 after especially for her. A new man, not her the two pubs she ran with John were ex husband, Jim – he’s still in jail. I’m forced to close, but now she’s getting very, very excited about it but, sorry, back on top of things. I’m not allowed to tell you any more “I’m still skint but, you know, I do right now!” love coming back after the hardships,” Before rejoining Corrie, Bev was she smiles. “Things are definitely touring the UK with the play Little better now.” Voice. “I had to put on two stone for The same can be said for Corrie my role as Mari,” she says. “That now that Liz is back!


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house sparrow numbers have stabilised

t’s been a difficult few years for the UK’s wildlife, but we had some good news recently when the Garden BirdWatch survey by the British Trust for Ornithology revealed the decline in sparrow numbers has stabilised. The house sparrow population fell from around 12 million pairs in the Seventies, to approximately six million pairs in 2009. Thankfully, though, there has been no further decline – and some of that is down to help from the public. Grahame Madge of the RSPB, says: “There has been a considerable and growing interest among householders

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However take care to buy peanuts specifically for birds as those for human consumption are harmful to our feathered friends. Fat balls are also perfect for winter, using suet or lard. Never use cooking fat or vegetable oils to feed birds, as the consistency means they can smear it on their feathers, destroying their natural insulation. For other good winter foods, try black sunflower seeds, cooked rice (without added salt) and uncooked porridge oats. Feed twice if possible – in the morning and early afternoon. Birds also need water every day for drinking and for bathing to keep their feathers in good condition. B see page 117 for how to make pinecone bird feeder with the grandchildren.


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Frogs and toads will mostly lie dormant over winter in compost heaps or log piles, so make sure you have plenty of dead wood around if you want them to stay in your garden. They may come out to forage for food in milder periods of weather, so don’t worry if you see them out and about when you least expect it. Some frogs, and other amphibians such as newts, will hibernate at the bottom of the pond. You only really need to worry if your pond freezes over – but with the bad winters we’ve had in the past few years, that’s a big possibility! If your pond is frozen over, toxic gases can’t escape Common garden and the water frogs will hide in is left lacking compost heaps in oxygen. as winter approaches, it’s a good idea to buy more oxidizing pond plants, and clear some of the sediment and debris from the bottom of your pond. If you have a pump, leave it running over winter if possible. Once the cold weather sets in, leave a ball, or floating object, on the surface of your pond – this can be easily removed to leave a hole in the ice should your pond freeze over, allowing air and light to flow through. how to build a hedgehog home Never pour hot water or salt onto the This is very easy to make. Use with the entrance facing south. ice, and don’t smash it – this can be a big, thick cardboard box The top of the box should very harmful to pond life. B For more advice on making your and cut two side air vents in it, then be covered with a small about 15cm (5in) x 5cm (2in), piece of plastic sheeting, for garden wildlife-friendly, join the RsPB’s and an entrance about 15cm example an old ‘opened up’ Give Nature a home campaign – 01767 (5in) in diameter. line with torn carrier bag. Twigs should be 693680, www.rspb.co.uk/homes newspapers and clean, dry put all round to make a dome B For further tips on helping hedgehogs, grass or straw on top. Tuck the and then covered with dry contact hedgehog street on 0207 498 box near a hedge, if possible grass and leaves. 4533, www.hedgehogstreet.org PICS: alamY

Hedgehogs are among Britain’s mostloved, and sadly most endangered species, with numbers having declined by a shocking 25 per cent in the last decade. But there are things you can do to encourage these spiky friends back into your garden. During autumn, hedgehogs will be looking to feed on small insects and slugs in order to store up their fat reserves for the hibernation period. They’re great natural pest controllers, but if you do want to use slug pellets as well, choose wildlife friendly versions to avoid causing any harm to hedgehogs. You can also help by putting out supplementary food – hedgehogs can eat many things from our own diets, but under no circumstances should you feed them bread or milk. Cooked vegetables, fresh fruit and cat or dog food (dried or tinned) are ideal. Choose tinned food in jelly not gravy and avoid fish flavours. and be sure to leave out plenty of water, too. Hedgehogs tend to leave hibernation as late as possible, usually from November onwards. Their nests are made of mosses, leaves and other garden debris – so be sure to check for them before building any winter fires! alternatively, you can make your own ‘hedgehog home’ – it’s a great way to get the grandchildren involved in conservation.

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The Yours Beauty Ambassadors

Find out which of these anti-ageing powerhouses are worth the money…

Diana O’Neill, 56, Sutton Coldfield

Linda Sherwood, 61, Chatham

Barbara Hinde, 62, Sheffield

By Beauty Editor, Michelle Nightingale

Jane Woodage, 56, West Yorkshire

Maureen Calvey, 61, Romford

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Aldi Lacura Multi Intensive Restorative Serum, £3.49/50ml

Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles,

The claim: Formulated especially for mature skin, this serum smooths skin and helps improve suppleness. Barbara’s verdict: The packaging is really nice and it comes in a box – it certainly looks more expensive than its budget price tag. The instructions were clear and straight away my skin felt very hydrated. It dried quickly and I could moisturise and pop on my make-up without having to wait for it to sink in. I can’t see any huge changes to my wrinkles, but my skin does feel softer. Final thoughts: It’s great value, but hasn’t won me over completely yet.

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£65/15ml The claim: Contains wrinkle-fighting ingredients like Retinol to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, Matrixyl Synthe’6 to help rebuild collagen, plus Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide-3 to maintain moisture. Linda’s verdict: I wasn’t at all impressed with the packaging – I expected it to look much better for the price. I did however find a little went a long way and it sunk in immediately leaving my skin 3 looking smoother and feeling 5 hydrated. Long term my skin texture has slightly improved and I have had comments on how radiant I look! Final thoughts: It does recommend that for best results you should use with other Murad products, but a bit too expensive I think.


Thank you! We want to say a huge thank you to our lovely panel of testers who have worked so hard this year to bring you the best of the bunch.

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WINNER

Sanctuary Spa Active Reverse Skincare Power Peptide Serum, £25/30ml

The claim: Contains Matrixyl Synthe’6 to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as ingredients to smooth and rejuvenate the skin. Maureen’s verdict: I don’t usually use a serum but will definitely from now on as my skin was so soft immediately after application. I found it dried very quickly and even helped my foundation glide on smoothly. With continued use my skin certainly looks smoother and the fine lines on my forehead are reduced. I also found 41/2 that using a serum meant I only needed to 5 use a tiny amount of day and night cream. Final thoughts: I noticed the benefits of using this serum after just a week and would have given top marks if it was a little cheaper – definitely a luxury treat.

Diana tested…

Avon Anew Reversalist serum, £27/30ml The claim: Formulated to help boost skin’s own repair process and recreate fresh, new looking skin. Diana’s verdict: Although I don’t use serum every day, I do apply one rather than a moisturiser on days when I exercise as I find them lighter. This serum absorbed quickly and left my skin moisturised without being greasy. Straight away it felt softer and healthier overall. Long term I didn’t see any big differences, but to me it’s more about preserving 31/2 5 my skin and helping to keep it as nourished as possible. Final thoughts: I liked it, but it’s tricky to get the last of the product out of the tube, so for that reason I think it’s a bit pricey.

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£13.49/10ml The claim: All-natural and made with Organic Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Seed oil, this intensely moisturising serum firms and restores your skin’s natural balance. Jane’s verdict: It isn’t very clear that this serum is for the face and I did find it a little runny and greasy, having to wash my hands after applying. It’s smells quite oily, but despite looking greasy it did sink in quickly and I could apply my moisturiser or foundation almost straight away. After use my skin looked fresh, healthy and felt wonderfully soft. Final thoughts: Even though my skin felt so soft, I wouldn’t buy it purely because it’s messy and doesn’t smell of much.

‘I’m much more daring with make-up now and have loved trying so many diferent products.’ Maureen ‘Being a tester has certainly changed how I buy beauty products – now I read the ingredients closely before considering the price.’ Linda ‘I loved being a tester! I now feel more confident going to beauty counters to ask for advice and I’ve realised it’s fun to experiment with make-up rather than always playing it safe.’ Diana ‘Being a Yours beauty tester has opened my eyes to new brands and proved that expensive products are not always better than cheaper versions.’ Jane ‘I feel so lucky to have been a Yours tester and it’s made me much more adventurous when it comes to trying new brands.’ Barbara

Don’t miss next issue where we’ll bring you the Yours 2013 Anti-Ageing Guide. Not only will we bring you this year’s Beauty Award winners, our guide will be packed full of tips to help you stay looking younger and a chance to win all our award-winning products! Sadly that means we’ll be saying thank you and goodbye to last year’s testers who are handing over the reins to a new panel of Beauty Ambassadors. Meet them next issue – on sale Oct 29 – we can’t wait! Michelle, Beauty Editor

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Follow our easy exercise plan to help manage joint pain and keep your body feeling strong By health editor, Rebecca Speechley

Meet our expert Professor Phil Conaghan is professor of musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Leeds and a spokesman for Arthritis Research UK

hen stiff and painful joints are getting you down exercise might be the last thing on your mind. But following our easy step-by-step moves developed by Arthritis Research UK could help to ease your joint pain and help you to stay supple. “Moving your joints could help to ease your pain straight away,” says Professor Phil Conaghan. “More research is needed to establish exactly why but it could be that movement may reduce the fluid that accumulates in the lining tissue of the inflamed joint. Keep following the exercises and they will strengthen the supporting muscles around your joints, leading to a bigger reduction in pain.” These exercises are a great starting point. Once your muscles are stronger you could start trying more aerobic activities such as walking or cycling, which could help you to lose weight too. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it is both achievable and enjoyable and you’ll reap the longterm benefits.

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Knee to chest

BLie on your back, knees bent. BBring one knee up and pull it gently into your chest for five seconds. BRepeat up to five times each side.

Pelvic tilt

BLie down with your knees bent. BTighten your stomach muscles, flattening your back against the floor. BHold for five seconds. BRepeat five times.

Regular exercises have helped Val Daniels (73) from Sutton Coldfield keep living the life she wants. “I’ve had arthritis for ten years. It affects my knees, hands and wrists but it’s worse in my spine. I was struggling with the stairs and found my housework and gardening difficult. I didn’t realise how stiff I was until I tried a Move It or lose It exercise class for older people. The gentle exercise helped to loosen my joints and strengthen my muscles. If you go at your own pace getting your joints moving isn’t that uncomfortable. I’ve been exercising once or twice a week for two years and I’m in a lot less pain, I can manage my stairs and I can garden for longer. I love feeling stronger – my arthritis won’t go away but now I know how to cope with it. B Find out more about Move It or lose It by visiting www.moveitorloseit.co.uk or call 0800 612 0450

Back stretch

BLie on your back, hands above your head. BBend your knees and roll them slowly to one side, keeping your feet on the floor. BHold for ten seconds. BRepeat three times on each side.

Good for knees leg cross

BSit on the edge of a table or bed. cross your ankles over. Bpush your front leg backward and the back leg forwards against each other until the thigh muscles become tense. BHold for ten seconds, then relax. BSwitch legs and repeat. BDo four sets with each leg.

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alternate the rolling on each side.

Knee squats

BHold onto a chair for support. Squat down until your kneecap covers your big toe. BReturn to standing. BRepeat at least ten times.

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5 ways with seasonal veg

Make the most of our fabulous British vegetables with three traditional (and quirky) recipes

TOP TIP Not a fan of ale? Balance out the liquid measures with extra stock

Beef and Ale Casserole with Black Pepper Dumplings Tasty dumplings with warming ale on a cool evening? We won't say no! Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 50 minutes ■ 950g (1lb14oz) braising beef, cubed ■ 2 tbsp plain flour, seasoned ■ 4 tbsp olive oil ■ 250g (9oz) shallots ■ 2 cloves garlic, chopped ■ 200g carrots, trimmed ■ 2 parsnips, chopped ■ 250g (9oz) swede, chopped ■ 2 tbsp tomato purée ■ 500ml (16fl oz) ale

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■ 200ml (7fl oz) beef stock ■ 1 tbsp redcurrant jelly ■ 1 bay leaf For the dumplings ■ 50g (2oz) butter ■ 200g (7oz) self-raising flour ■ 100g (31/2oz) peppered soft cheese ■ 2 tbsp mixed herbs ■ Thyme sprigs ■ To garnish: 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

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1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Toss the beef in the seasoned flour. Then, in an ovenproof dish, sauté in batches over high heat with 2 tbsp oil, until golden. Set aside. 2. Add remaining oil to the dish and sauté the shallots until golden. Add garlic and carrots for 2 minutes, then add the other casserole ingredients, plus beef (and juices). Season to taste, bring to the boil and bake,

Per serving 749 cals

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covered, for 2 hours. 3. Rub the butter and flour into breadcrumbs, adding the peppered soft cheese. Stir in herbs, season, and add enough cold water to form dough. Divide into balls. 4. After 2 hours cooking, arrange dumplings on the casserole. Cover and bake for a further 20-30 minutes, until cooked through. Garnish casserole with fresh thyme and serve piping hot. © www.boursin.co.uk


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One Pan Chicken Roast

Serves 4

A glazed roast with squash and greens

Per serving 411 cals

Fat 17g

Sat fat 3.5g

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes ■ 1kg (2lb) butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks ■ 1 garlic bulb, broken into cloves, unpeeled ■ 8 chicken thighs ■ 2 tbsp olive/rapeseed oil ■ 2 lemons, quartered ■ 240g (9oz) Tenderstem broccoli (this cooks faster) ■ 2 tbsp runny honey ■ 2 tbsp sesame seeds ©

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. 2. Scatter the squash and garlic around the chicken in a large roasting tin. Drizzle on some oil and squeeze over the lemon, tucking in the empty lemon skins. 3. Roast for 40 minutes, until crisp and caramelised. Larger chicken thighs may need to cook for another 10 minutes. 4. Boil the broccoli for 2 minutes, drain, then stir into the pot. Drizzle over the honey and sprinkle on the seeds. 5. Return to the oven for 10 minutes until sticky then serve immediately.

SERVE WITH... rice and soy sauce

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes

Almonds bring something different to this seasonal supper Serves 4

Per serving 121 cals

Fat 7.8g

Sat fat 1g

TOP TIP You can, of course, use milk instead of almond milk substitute but the flavours may not be as balanced

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1 medium cauliflower, chopped into florets 2 pinches saffron 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 /2l (4/5pt) vegetable stock 4 tbsp ground almonds Zest of an unwaxed lemon 250ml (8fl.oz) Alpro Almond Unsweetened milk alternative ■ 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil ■ Black pepper 1. Add the cauliflower to a saucepan along with a pinch of saffron, the garlic and vegetable stock, keeping some tiny florets aside for garnish. Gently simmer for 20 minutes until the cauliflower has softened. 2. Add the ground almonds, lemon zest and Alpro Almond Unsweetened. Blend until smooth. 3. Add a little of the oil to a pan along with the remaining cauliflower and saffron. Fry until golden brown. 4. Serve garnished with florets, a drizzle of oil and a good grind of black pepper. © www.alpro.com/uk YOURS

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Between October 15 and October 28 Mars, the initiator planet, comes to Virgo now and he cracks the whip, demands perfection and insists that you pay attention to detail. With Mercury reversing from October 21 until November 10, there’s also a lot to be said for you to double check information and also for you to make notes!

If it’s your birthday this fortnight…

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Sept 23-Oct 23 It’s a time of shifts and changes within relationships, with Uranus shaking up the status quo and opening doors to new experiences. Time to see to unfinished business. Thought for the fortnight: Check financial paperwork. B For a weekly update call 09044 705706

Jan 21-Feb 18 It’s a good time for networking with like-minded others, perhaps with a mission in mind. The full Moon of 19th brings a change of routine. Thought for the fortnight: A work or wellbeing matter gets on track around 22nd. B For a weekly update call 09044 705710

May 22-June 21 With Mars sending his energy sparks over your domestic sector, this could be a lively phase for DIY projects, or a ‘narky’ time with some folk. Thought for the fortnight: A repeat or awaited appointment finally happens. B For a weekly update call 09044 705702

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Oct 24-Nov 22 You come into your own from October 23, when the Sun returns to your sign at last, and you may well find yourself retracing steps from the past. Thought for the fortnight: A ‘class’ could feature. B For a weekly update call 09044 705707

Feb 19-Mar 20 As Mars is opposing your sign, you’re more impatient, especially with those who seem to be nit-picking, so make an effort to ensure that key details are correct. Thought for the fortnight: Something could be “returned” at last. B For a weekly update call 09044 705711

June 22-July 22 There are reconnections ahead, perhaps with a workplace, or with friends from way back, as the cosmos nudges you to remember how you started out. Thought for the fortnight: Sometimes we have to go back to go forwards. B For a weekly update call 09044 705703

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LEO

Mar 21-Apr 20 Relationships are in focus at the full Moon of 19th, when, with your ruler planet Mars in the house of wellbeing and work, you are also reminded to look after yourself! Thought for the fortnight: Keep fit! B For a weekly update call 09044 705700

July 23-Aug 23 Something is about to be completed after a long wait and this seems to spell physical or financial ‘liberation’ by mid-November. Thought for the fortnight: Property papers could be signed. B For a weekly update call 09044 705704

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Apr 21-May 21 The role you play in another’s life at this time could mean a great deal, especially around 20th. There’s nobody quite like a Taurean for giving staunch, unwavering support! Thought for the fortnight: Expect some ‘heart to hearts.’ B For a weekly update call 09044 705701

Aug 24-Sept 22 Expect an energising, impatient buzz from Mars, visiting Virgo! Press on with ‘pending’ projects, which may involve an official procedure. Thought for the fortnight: The world of education or communications features. B For a weekly update call 09044 705705

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Nov 23-Dec 21 Mars is high in your chart, stirring you to be an achiever. The world sees your talents around 19th, while October’s most heartfelt wish culminates next April. Thought for the fortnight: You’re assertive, yet may be a little defensive at times. B For a weekly update call 09044 705708 … until October 23, you are Libra, like Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, born October 15, 1959. Sarah’s chart shows that she was the catalyst for considerable change within the House of Windsor, with her Scorpio Ascendant and Aries Moon never likely to be gently acquiescent. Now there are significant “emotional revival and reconnection” aspects over this October and December and April and August next year. Wedding bells could ring once more.

CAPRICORN December 22-Jan 20 Matters of principle stir you, especially where family or property matters are concerned, and you may well decide to do some research on another’s behalf. Thought for the fortnight: Friends with official titles could be rather helpful. B For a weekly update call 09044 705709

Calls cost 66p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other operators and mobiles may vary. Weekly readings last approx five minutes, monthly readings approx nine minutes, year ahead readings approx 13 minutes. For entertainment purposes only. Users must be over 18. Service provider: Spoke. Customer services helpline: 0845 270 8302 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). www.lynneewart.com YOURS

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