A little water goes a long way in helping birds during sizzling conditions

Thermometers are set to sizzle this bank holiday weekend following on from the driest winter in more than 20 years Summer migrant birds returning from Africa such as swifts, swallows and house martins, as well as garden favourites like starlings, robins and blue tits could struggle to find a supply of water in hot conditions. … Read more

Relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope with this week’s heatwave, says TUC

With the temperatures set to hit 30°C tomorrow (Wednesday) in the South East, and the mid to high 20°Cs in other parts of England and Wales, the TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help their staff work through the heatwave as comfortably as possible. The sudden increase in temperatures … Read more

Look after yourself and others during hot weather

The Department of Health has launched its Summer Heatwave plan. The plan runs until 15 September and features a series of alerts from 0 to 4, with level 4 being the most extreme weather. While many people may enjoy the sunny weather, the high temperatures can be dangerous for a number of people.  The Department … Read more