Fancy a £500 windfall just for checking your insurance at renewal?

Every week it’s the same old, same old. First, a reader expresses shock (and even disgust) at the size of their insurance renewal quote. It sparks an angry phone call to an indifferent insurer which in turn triggers an urgent visit to a price comparison site. Big savings then emerge (£100s and even £1,000s) – often with...

WARNING. 20+ coronavirus scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself

The coronavirus pandemic has often brought out the very best in people and society – but upsettingly, it's also brought criminals and lowlifes out of the shadows to prey on our pockets. Action Fraud has reported that £4.6 million has already been lost to coronavirus-related scams since lockdown started.

UK bargain break tips, including hotels from £25/night and cheap holiday cottage deals

Summer's here, homeschool's nearly out and after the 2020 we've had so far many are understandably ready for a break.

Pint rights: How to make sure you get the pint you paid for

Summer's upon us, and for me there are few better ways to enjoy the sunshine than by supping an ice-cold pint while kicking back in a pub beer garden.

Gutted there's no Glastonbury? You can still experience it for FREE via TV and streaming

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there'll be no Glastonbury this year. While the UK's biggest music festival periodically takes a break to allow the land it takes place on to recover, this year is the first time it's been cancelled since 2001 – and on its 50th anniversary too. Bummer.

Buying Tesco Free From products? Time it right and Tesco will donate 10p per item bought to the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation

In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse tragically died from a severe allergic reaction after eating inadequately labelled food. It's the worst-case scenario any person with allergies could face, and a parent's worst nightmare. Natasha's parents set up a charity, Natasha Allergy Research Foundation (NARF), to help fund allergy research, and to bring positive change for people with food allergies.

Make face masks, face wipes, draught excluders and more with spare fabric

Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport in England, and with many people opting to wear them while shopping or when out walking, sewing your own could save you money. I'm going to show you how to do it, plus I've got other ideas of what you can make with leftover fabric scraps instead of binning them. These will save you money, and get you crafting a new skill – and sew it begins...

Charity shops reopening: Six things you need to know, including how to donate & shop safely

Hands up if you've had a clear-out since lockdown began – or maybe I should say hands up if you haven't (it might be a smaller number). There's some good news if you're itching to drop off bags of unwanted items at your local charity shop, as they should soon be accepting donations again.

Live music to stream online under lockdown: Free virtual gigs or classic performances from Take That, Radiohead, James Blake, Glastonbury and more

While coronavirus lockdown measures are slowly being eased across the UK (for more on that, see our Life-in-Lockdown guide), sadly for music fans it's still likely to be some time until we can congregate in bars, clubs, arenas and fields to see artists and bands perform. But thanks to the wonders of technology, that doesn't mean you can't see them perform live at all...

12 cheap or free kids' book tricks

With libraries not set to reopen until July at the earliest and many families still homeschooling, we've 12 free and cheap ways you can turn your little ones into bookworms even during lockdown.