Patrice Dougan is the Herald's education reporter.

Daylight Saving begins this weekend

Clocks go forward one hour this Sunday. Photo / Thinkstock
Clocks go forward one hour this Sunday. Photo / Thinkstock

It's time to start enjoying long summer evenings as Daylight Saving begins this weekend.

Clocks will go forward one hour from 2am on Sunday.

The Fire Service urged people to take the opportunity to check their smoke alarms.

"Smoke alarms save lives. When we attend a fatal house fire, we almost always find there was either no smoke alarm installed or no working alarm, which is as good as not having any at all," said fire risk management national adviser Todd O'Donoghue.

"We want people to use Daylight Saving as a reminder to check that their smoke alarms are still working and if not, replace the alarm or the batteries."


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