Which streaming service is the best value for money?

WHICH STREAMING SERVICE IS THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY?

With Britain still in ‘lockdown' due to the coronavirus pandemic, more of us are turning to streaming services to help pass the time...

10 indoor sports to try in lockdown

10 INDOOR SPORTS TO TRY IN LOCKDOWN

Well, it's happening: professional sport has been cancelled, with everything from the Premier League to the Olympics postponed, while...

 
 
 
Could the Covid-19 crisis improve our mental health?

COULD THE COVID-19 CRISIS IMPROVE OUR MENTAL HEALTH?

For a member of an ‘at-risk' age cohort, my grandma is surprisingly sanguine about Covid-19. When I tried to bridge the subject, I...

Unexpected prize winners from Parasite to Audrey Hepburn

UNEXPECTED PRIZE WINNERS FROM PARASITE TO AUDREY HEPBURN

The film ‘Parasite', winner of the most awards at the Oscars this year, made history for being the first non-English language film...

 
 
 

THE BEST ONLINE RESOURCES TO USE FOR HOME SCHOOL

All you carefree millennials sans famille - spare a thought for parents currently in lockdown. While twenty-somethings may be secretly...

Six classic travel documentaries to feed your wanderlust

SIX CLASSIC TRAVEL DOCUMENTARIES TO FEED YOUR WANDERLUST

Wanderlust isn't an easy feeling to switch off, and, as the days lengthen and we enter the period where we are - in more normal times...

 
 
 
Coffee and walnut cake recipe

COFFEE AND WALNUT CAKE RECIPE

Since the country has gone into lockdown, I find myself looking slightly askance at my list of planned dishes for this column: Black...

The best smartwatches: from Apple to Huawei

THE BEST SMARTWATCHES: FROM APPLE TO HUAWEI

In a connected world, it's no surprise that wearable devices have risen in popularity in recent years. Not only do they provide attractive...

 
 
 
Word of the week: Covidiot

WORD OF THE WEEK: COVIDIOT

Definition A portmanteau of Covid and idiot to describe a person who behaves selfishly or recklessly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Derivation ‘Covidiot'...

How to look smart on Zoom

HOW TO LOOK SMART ON ZOOM

People are going to be a lot less inclined to dress up these days, what with one thing and another. Working folk are being urged indoors...

 
 
 
Home school is testing my mental agility more than I'd like

HOME SCHOOL IS TESTING MY MENTAL AGILITY MORE THAN I'D LIKE

‘What's a hyphen for?' It's thirty-two minutes into the first ever day of Daddy's free school and I'm under pressure. As a former English...

What help will the government give the self-employed?

WHAT HELP WILL THE GOVERNMENT GIVE THE SELF-EMPLOYED?

There is a golden rule of all economic crashes: it is the self-employed who get stuffed the most. But it has never been like this....

 
 
 
How the super-rich self isolate

HOW THE SUPER-RICH SELF ISOLATE

With much of the world taking drastic measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, more and more of us are stuck at home - including...

The best Easter eggs for 2020

THE BEST EASTER EGGS FOR 2020

What a weird time to be reviewing Easter eggs. But as unlikely as it feels right now, time moves on apace, and Easter does indeed approach....

 
 
 
8 London restaurants that will deliver during lockdown

8 LONDON RESTAURANTS THAT WILL DELIVER DURING LOCKDOWN

In the midst of the greatest threat to individual liberty - not to mention health and livelihood - that most of us have experienced...

15 great ideas that were conceived in isolation

15 GREAT IDEAS THAT WERE CONCEIVED IN ISOLATION

When Shakespeare was in quarantine as the plague swept through London, many academics believe he used the time to write King Lear,...

 
 
 
Homework club: liven up your child's learning with these fun facts

HOMEWORK CLUB: LIVEN UP YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING WITH THESE FUN FACTS

We're all home-schoolers now. Which hopefully can act as a reminder that the best learning appeals to adults and children alike. A...

8 wine delivery services to use during lockdown

8 WINE DELIVERY SERVICES TO USE DURING LOCKDOWN

Not only are the supermarkets running out of bread, bananas and bog roll, the wine is taking a pounding too. And if you want anything...

 
 
 
7 literary plagues to ponder in quarantine

7 LITERARY PLAGUES TO PONDER IN QUARANTINE

Epidemics have been a muse for film makers for decades, as I explored in my last piece , but you could argue it all began with novels....

Learning in lockdown: how will coronavirus change teaching?

LEARNING IN LOCKDOWN: HOW WILL CORONAVIRUS CHANGE TEACHING?

‘How can I possibly teach Hamlet?' wailed one member of the English department this week. ‘They need to hear me - I need to hear them!'...

 
 
 



Tottenham chief Levy confirms coronavirus wage cuts in strong-worded statement

Tottenham chief Levy confirms coronavirus wage cuts in strong-worded statement

Tottenham have given non-playing staff a 20 per cent pay cut as the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis continues Read more ...

Coronavirus: Girl, 12, becomes youngest known person to die in Europe

Coronavirus: Girl, 12, becomes youngest known person to die in Europe

A 12-year-old Belgian girl has become the youngest known person in Europe to die after contracting coronavirus. Read more ...

Houseparty offers million-dollar reward to prove hacking rumours were smear...

Houseparty offers million-dollar reward to prove hacking rumours were smear campaign

Houseparty has announced a reward of $1 million to the first person able to share any evidence that rumours linking the app to other accounts being hacked are a part of a paid... Read more ...

Man Utd backed for £230m double transfer, Chelsea agent talks, Liverpool eye...

Man Utd backed for £230m double transfer, Chelsea agent talks, Liverpool eye Barcelona ace

All the latest rumours and gossip coming out of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Read more ...

'You never get bored of beating Deontay Wilder up': Tyson Fury hits out at...

'You never get bored of beating Deontay Wilder up': Tyson Fury hits out at Bronze Bomber

Tyson Fury has admitted he will 'never get bored of beating up Deontay Wilder' as he insists he is desperate for a third fight after the coronavirus crisis comes to an end. Read more ...

Peter Andre reveals his son Junior, 14, is battling a high temperature as...

Peter Andre reveals his son Junior, 14, is battling a high temperature as the family self-isolate

Junior recently told how he was displaying symptoms of the virus and the family are now going to follow government guidelines to stay indoors. Read more ...

Emilia Clarke's auction to have dinner with her to relieve NHS amid coronavirus

Emilia Clarke's auction to have dinner with her to relieve NHS amid coronavirus

The Game of Thrones star has launched an auction to have dinner with her to raise funds for her brain health charity, which would free up the NHS to focus Read more ...

Matt Lucas to release 'Thank You Baked Potato' for his FeedNHS charity

Matt Lucas to release 'Thank You Baked Potato' for his FeedNHS charity

Matt Lucas is set to release his updated version of his 'Baked Potato Song', now titled 'Thank You Baked Potato', with the proceeds going to his charity FeedNHS. Read more ...

Coronavirus death toll 20% higher than NHS figures, new data suggests

Coronavirus death toll 20% higher than NHS figures, new data suggests

Official statistics regarding deaths only include those who have died in hospital The UK's true coronavirus death toll could be 20% higher than official figures have shown... Read more ...

Piers Morgan tells public to 'get a grip' as Susanna talks 'difficult' lockdown

Piers Morgan tells public to 'get a grip' as Susanna talks 'difficult' lockdown

Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid returned to the show alongside Piers Morgan after being in self-isolation for two weeks Read more ...