Category: Features

Great balls of fire!

In the hours before dawn in November, we have a chance to observe meteors from two significant showers.  The first  is the Northern Taurids shower which has a broad peak of around 10 days but normally gives relatively...

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Know your rights: Fuel allowance

I’m getting a State pension, can I get help with heating costs? Fuel Allowance is paid to people who are on long-term social welfare payments and are unable to pay for their own heating needs. If you are getting a State pension,...

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Know your rights: Parental leave

I heard that there will be changes to parental leave this year. What are they? A number of changes to parental leave are due to take place in 2019 and 2020. Currently parents (and people acting in loco parentis) can take 18...

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