Check if you’re eligible for 30 hours of free childcare

Following a successful trial throughout 2016, all working parents can now apply for an additional 15 hours free childcare – taking the total available to 30 hours a week. All parents of children aged 3 and 4 years old are currently entitled to 15 hours’ worth of free childcare per week. However, it was felt … Read more

Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster

Combining data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio observations and computer simulations, an international team of scientists has discovered a vast wave of hot gas in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. Spanning some 200,000 light-years, the wave is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. The researchers say the wave formed … Read more

International study demonstrates importance of new legislation to help Britain’s insecure workers, says TUC

– UK tops EU league table for growth in self-employment – UK ranks third in EU for growth of temporary workers – Legal protections for insecure workers are poor in UK compared to other EU countries A new study published today (Wednesday) by the TUC reveals that the UK has seen significant growth in insecure … Read more

Talkzone offers support to young people taking exams

Lancashire students who are currently studying for their A-level or GCSE exams are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from Talkzone, the county council’s advice service. Young people aged from 12 and 19 can access this support by telephone, text, webtalk, email and Facebook. It is also available for any young person up … Read more