I ran 42km for a 'free' Tiffany necklace

And I said, what about a necklace from Tiffany's? She said, I think I, remember I've bills and as I recall, I said you can run 42km for it, and what she said, can't be repeated in print! 

Heading away this summer? Don't fall foul of mobile charges

Just as football fever has kicked off around the world, it's also a whole year since we’ve been able to roam for ‘free’ in Europe (yes, we thought it had been longer, too). And while there's bargains to be grabbed to many popular destinations, if you're not careful, your mobile bill for visiting some surprisingly common holiday hotspots could set you back more than your trip.   

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.

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...

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

An Airbnb for kids’ bikes, The Bike Club lets you rent decent cycles from £5/month (plus delivery and other fees) - then once your wannabe Laura Kenny outgrows it, you can exchange the bike for another. It's a nice idea, but can it really beat buying? We've crunched the numbers...

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.

New, seriously cheap deal from Eversmart Energy – but should you go for it?

Last week, we saw a new cheapest energy deal hit the market, and it's seriously cheap - over £390 a year less than the average big six standard tariff. The next cheapest deal's a whopping £40 more. 

Facebook introduces bulk app removal tool – how to stop third-party applications having access to your data

The news headlines about how social networks use our personal information show no sign of abating, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week apologising for the misuse of its users’ data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal – but there are ways to reclaim at least some of your privacy online. We recently told you how to stop...

Fancy a free flight? Three is giving away 3,000 between now and 3 May

If you’ve yet to book your summer holiday, Three may be able to provide you with a way of majorly cutting the cost. The mobile network is offering 100 free flights a day for 30 days via its rewards app Wuntu. The giveaway started Wednesday 4 April and will continue until Thursday 3 May. Each prize consists...

How to check Instagram & Twitter privacy settings – is your data being shared?

Recent news headlines have prompted widespread concern (and confusion) about how social networks use our personal information, and what you can do to reclaim at least some of your privacy online. See also: our Facebook warning from last week   Hot on the heels of our Facebook warning, we’re now going to show you how to protect...