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5 of the best indoor cycling apps: most effective online training programmes for exercise bike workouts – from Zwift to RGT Cycling

5 of the best indoor cycling apps: most effective online training programmes for exercise bike workouts – from Zwift to RGT Cycling

If you like to get out on your bike on a regular basis, you might be finding the current UK lockdown rules frustrating. Indoor exercise bikes are a great solution for keeping fit when you can’t get outside as often. Here are some of the best indoor cycling apps to try out on your exercise […]

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Nintendo’s clever RingFit Adventure technology could be the fun home workout you’re looking for – here’s how it works

Nintendo’s clever RingFit Adventure technology could be the fun home workout you’re looking for – here’s how it works

The genius bit of kit that is RingFit Adventure – designed by Nintendo’s best brains – has taken on a new lease of life since lockdown. Nintendo has had to produce more stock of its Switch game and accessory designed for fun fitness workouts in the comfort of your own home. Before Christmas I reviewed […]

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When the UK lockdown started and its effect on coronavirus infections – and when restrictions could be lifted

When the UK lockdown started and its effect on coronavirus infections – and when restrictions could be lifted

The UK has been put under lockdown in an effort to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, and enable the NHS to cope with increasing demand for care. Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered that people should now only leave their homes for specific and essential reasons, with police able to issue fines and arrest those […]

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Here’s what to do if you have dry skin or eczema from repeatedly washing your hands

Here’s what to do if you have dry skin or eczema from repeatedly washing your hands

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, we are now all washing our hands more frequently and for longer, and for some this can mean dry skin, or even an inflammation of conditions such as eczema. Here, some experts share their advice on how best to treat dry skin on your hands. Use natural soap Becky Woodhouse, […]

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Number of coronavirus cases in the UK rises to 51,608 – as 786 more deaths are recorded

Number of coronavirus cases in the UK rises to 51,608 – as 786 more deaths are recorded

The number of deaths in the UK linked to coronavirus currently stands at 6,159, according to Public Health. The Department of Health and Social Care also revealed that there were 55,242 confirmed cases of the virus. A statement from the government department read: “As of 9am 7 April, 266,694 tests have concluded, with 14,006 tests […]

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Google Maps launches new feature to show which local restaurants are offering takeaways and deliveries

Google Maps launches new feature to show which local restaurants are offering takeaways and deliveries

If you’re looking for places in your area offering takeaway or delivery service while the UK remains under lockdown, a new feature on Google maps has just made it a lot easier. Google Maps is now highlighting restaurants that offer either takeaway or delivery services, so you can quickly find new places to dine at […]

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Is a sore throat a symptom of coronavirus? The signs you need to know – and what to do if you have them

Is a sore throat a symptom of coronavirus? The signs you need to know – and what to do if you have them

Strict lockdown measures have been enforced in the UK an effort to minimise social contact and thereby reduce the spread of Covid-19. While widely publicised symptoms of the virus include a new, persistent cough and a high temperature, there are other less common symptoms to look out for – many of which resemble common cold […]

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Everything you need to know about the handstand t-shirt challenge involving Tom Holland and Ryan Reynolds

Everything you need to know about the handstand t-shirt challenge involving Tom Holland and Ryan Reynolds

With life under lockdown affecting millions across the globe, it’s not just regular people turning to internet trends to keep them entertained – celebrities are as well. This is everything you need to know about the handstand t-shirt challenge, which has seen celebrities like Tom Holland, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal get involved. What’s the […]

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Boris Johnson in ‘stable’ condition after spending second night in intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsened – what we know so far

Boris Johnson in ‘stable’ condition after spending second night in intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsened – what we know so far

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care on Monday (6 Apr) after his coronavirus symptoms worsened during the afternoon. Mr Johnson had been admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London on Sunday (5 Apr) evening after testing positive for the virus 10 days earlier. He was moved to intensive care at around […]

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These online lectures, film screenings and live Q&As are all free for over-70s

These online lectures, film screenings and live Q&As are all free for over-70s

A free arts programme aimed at those aged 70 or over will launch this week, including online lectures, live Q&As, and films. UK arts education charity, The Arts Society, is the behind the programme, aimed at keeping the over-70s entertained during the current lockdown period. Many of the Arts Society’s 90,000 members belong to the […]

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