Is it cheaper to rent – rather than buy – your kids’ bikes?

There's nothing like watching your child take their wobbly first bike ride - the only issue is as soon as you buy your wannabe Laura Kenny one bike, they seem to outgrow it and need another. One solution to this, The Bike Club, lets you rent decent cycles from £5/month (plus joining and other fees), then swap them once they're too small. It's a nice idea, but can it really beat buying? We've crunched the numbers...

How to BEAT school holiday travel price hikes

There's a collective 'GRRRRR' from parents about holiday price hikes when term ends – the cost of flights, hotels and package holidays always seems to rocket. Yet the law's plain. You can't take kids out of school for unauthorised vacations without being fined (see our Term-time holidays 60-second guide for the full lowdown).

Facebook overhauls its privacy settings – how to protect your data

Facebook has overhauled the way you manage its privacy settings and data shared with third parties – and you can now even choose which ads you see.

Is regulation on the way for heat networks?

Heat networks could soon be regulated after a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation found that many people are facing higher prices and have less protection over the service they receive.