Last week, I wrote about the worries that people often have when they get a new puppy. A reader has contacted me with an extra question: they have an older dog, and they want to get a new puppy. But they worry about how the dog will cope with the new puppy intruding on his territory.
The Green Deal is something we are going to hear a lot more about. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen describes it as "Europe's man on the moon moment". The background to it lies in commitments made by the European Commission to addressing the ongoing problems of global warming, climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
Most vets deal with wildlife as part of their daily job. When a member of the public finds an injured or sick wild creature, their first thought is often to contact their local vet clinic. This can present a challenge to vets, as I have discovered myself over the years.
BirdWatch Ireland organises both the Countryside Bird Survey and the Garden Bird Survey and the results of these two surveys reveal that the Coal Tit is one of Ireland's top 20 most-widespread garden birds; it is commonly found in every county throughout the country.
Ardgillan Castle has a reputation for ghostly and ghoulish goings-on at this time of year as the halls of the great castle are filled with its spirited ghosts led by the famed 'Lady of the Stairs' in her ghostly white attire and the Reverend known as 'Uncle Ned', still wandering the castle corridors as he looks for the bible that once dropped out of his cold, dead hands.
Three of the songs in our top ten from 21 years ago this week were massive No. 1 hits: Westlife's 'Flying Without Wings'; Christina Aguilera's 'Genie In A Bottle', the lead single from her debut album; and Italian group Eiffel 65's 'Blue (Da Ba Dee)', a Grammy nominated hit that was the second biggest selling single of 1999 in the UK, behind Britney Spears' 'Baby One More Time'.
On the afternoon of Sunday 27 April 1986, the once-thriving city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine in the former Soviet Union was evacuated. All of the 50,000 inhabitants hurriedly packed their belongings and were moved away from the city that formerly served the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Yorkshire's Tasmin Archer was a clerk at Leeds Magistrates' Court before becoming involved in the music scene in her native Bradford. After she began working with musicians John Hughes and John Beck, she came to the attention of EMI who added her to their roster with a record deal in 1990.
This year more than ever you may be worried about getting a cold, flu, a sniffle, sore throat, or a cough. Normally you might get away with going into work and laughing it off saying it's just a bit of a cold. But that can't happen anymore. So, what can you do to keep your immune system in tip top shape?
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