Beetles, bathtubs & low-ABV beer – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Another week of community discourse has produced a stellar crop of wisdom and witticisms. Dig into the latest MSE Forum highlights.

Rooks, records & renting dilemmas – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's property versus animal this week, as rooks, squirrels and hedgehogs grind homeowners' gears. Read about this and more in the week's MSE Forum highlights.

11 tricks to get school-aged kids looked after for less this summer

The summer holidays are upon us. Those endless, lazy days lolling around in the sunshine – for the kids that is. For many working parents, it’s the start of the annual summer childcare scrabble, as they hunch over the spreadsheet of doom, trying to work out how to pay for it all. 

Hedgehogs, holidays & heatwave hacks – this week's MSE Forum highlights

With the days being as soupy as they are across much of the UK, we've compiled a list of MSE Forum-sourced ideas for how to stay cool in a heatwave. Check 'em out and add your own, then tuck into the rest of this week's MSE Forum highlights.

Pudding, patios & petunias – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Buckle up – a heatwave is heading for much of the UK this weekend. For sharing or finding tips on staying cool, cheap daytrips to the beach, making your own ice lollies and the like, the MSE Forum has your back. In the meantime, here are some highlights from this week.

Gin, gee-gees & groceries – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's the (pinch, punch) first of the month, and the MSE Forum is abuzz with aspirational thinking – there are new MoneySaving challenges beginning, so hop aboard if you could do with a community-supported money makeover. More on these below, plus other highlights from this week.