an Taisce's Green-Schools Travel programme is asking parents and students to rethink their commute to school this academic year.
Green-Schools Travel is urging parents to choose active and sustainable modes of transport for the school run.
Each year, the programme works with schools in rural and urban settings to encourage walking, cycling and scooting to school along with options such as Park 'n' Stride, car-pooling and using public transport.
The days before the new term begins are the ideal time to assess the route to school and see if any changes can be made to form new, greener and healthier travel habits.
'League' gents may return
Cult TV show The League Of Gentlemen could be set for a comeback.
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the dark series, created by comedy quartet Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson.
Asked whether a reunion was on the cards, Shearsmith told Radio Times magazine: "I think we will do something again."
Killer widow (75) gets life
An elderly Missouri woman convicted of killing her husband four decades ago and burying his body in an abandoned Wyoming gold mine was sentenced to life in prison by a Wyoming judge.
Alice Uden (75), who ultimately remarried and was living quietly in Missouri when she was arrested a year ago, was found guilty in May of second-degree murder in the shooting death in Wyoming in1974 or 1975 of Ronald Holtz.
Scots PM wins TV clash - poll
scottish first minister Alex Salmond won a key television debate against the the leader of the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, a snap opinion poll found.
Seventy one per cent of people questioned thought that Salmond had been the better performer in the key BBC clash, compared to 29pc for Better Together leader Alistair Darling.