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. 

Paid-for things they've made FREE – audiobooks, box sets, fitness classes, wellbeing apps and more

To help the millions of people stuck at home, one of the uplifting aspects of the current crisis is a number of companies have made stuff free that you normally pay for, for kids and grown-ups. Here's a round-up of some of the best we've seen, starting with a couple of new ones we've added:

Where to find a virtual pub quiz while you're stuck at home – there's one for every night of the week

Pubs might have closed across the UK, but if you're missing the quiz night at your local, there's a way you can get your pub trivia fix at home. 'Virtual' pub quizzes have started popping up online, and thousands are joining in – it's thought over 300,000 took part in one quiz, organised by a former pub landlord in Lancashire. Here's how to find one and keep your brain exercised during the evenings ahead.

How to keep fit for free while staying at home via YouTube, Instagram Live, apps & more

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of gyms across the country, but that doesn't mean we can't stay fit. There are loads of free apps, online tools and resources that can help you to exercise and look after your health and wellbeing at home – particularly helpful if you're self-isolating.

31 free big-name games for iPhone or Android

With the recent launch of Apple Arcade, a £5/month gaming subscription service for iPhone/iPad – not to mention the possible need for many to self-isolate in the coming weeks – I reckon now might be a good time to round up some of the best free games you can download for an iOS or an Android device.

How to beat normal savings by trading interest for air miles

Virgin Money has reissued its one-year fixed savings account, offering Flying Club air miles instead of cash interest. While it's not for everyone, work it right and you could be flying high on future trips.