Cheap and easy swaps for hard-to-find baking ingredients such as flour, eggs, milk & more

The past several weeks have seen grocery shortages in many shops most won't ever have seen, unless they're old enough to remember rationing like my dad (hi Dad!). With most of us at home, baking is a popular way to pass the time, but with many struggling to pick up their usual key ingredients such as flour and eggs, there's been renewed interest in wartime recipes, as well as vegan baking.

How to access groceries if you're vulnerable and 'shielding' due to coronavirus

Over a million people classed as 'extremely vulnerable' (or 'very high risk') have been asked to stay at home until at least the end of June 2020, to protect themselves from the current coronavirus pandemic. And there are many more who fall into a 'high-risk' category. Along with health concerns, this has caused many to worry about accessing basic supplies, particularly with the high demand for supermarket delivery slots. 

British Airways repatriation policy lottery left a sour taste while abroad for 57 days due to Covid-19

I'm unhappy with British Airways. It's an airline I like, but I'm disappointed in it.

How to earn £50-£150 in a couple of hours via market research focus groups – including the top 12 agencies to join

If you're willing to give your views on anything from fantasy football to chocolate spread or luxury cars, you could walk away with £50-£150 from taking part in a market research focus group.

Plus now all of these projects have moved online, so you can usually take part wherever you live in the UK. We've rounded up the top agencies to join, based on which are the best payers and have the most projects available.  

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.

20+ free (or very cheap) ways to bring kids joy indoors

With nurseries and schools shut across the country, millions need to find ways to entertain kids indoors. So we've come up with some tips to help to bring kids joy and sprinkle magic for little or no money – from glamping in the front room to having a virtual tiger come to tea in your kitchen.

Free or cheap Easter kids' activities at home

With all that's been going on, you could be forgiven for forgetting Easter is this Sunday (12 April), so we've rounded up some egg-citing free or cheap activities you can do with the kids, from baking and watching movies to taking a virtual trip to the farm and getting crafty.

14 Audible MoneySaving tricks, including free audiobooks and three months' membership for £12

Audible has made the world of audiobooks accessible – yet buying one-off titles can be costly, sometimes £30+. If you're devouring several a month while spending time at home during the current lockdown, the cost can soon stack up.

Average energy use has fallen – but don't mistake it for a price cut

In the coming weeks the eagle-eyed among you may notice that the price we give for energy tariffs across MSE and in our weekly email will look a little lower than the deals we've been talking about recently. Unfortunately, this isn't due to suppliers cutting prices – it's all down to how regulator Ofgem says we should compare deals.