1.3 million UK consumers have bought bike since COVID-19, says poll

If you think there are lot more bikes on the road - and pavements - since Covid struck, you'd be right. Apparently, almost 5% of UK consumers have bought a bike since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, encouraged by good weather, a desire to get outdoors to exercise as well as the government’s advice…

Students unsure about university because of pandemic

UK students are changing their education plans due to uncertainty around the current pandemic – with more than a third wondering if it is worth going to university at all. A study of 1,000 college and sixth-form pupils found concerns around finances, family and their future in general have led to four in 10 changing…

Top Tech stories of the Week: Apple, Amazon, Tesla announce profits

Chris Price looks at some of this week's top tech stories as most of the big tech brands announce their quarterly results with Amazon, Apple and Tesla all declaring profits despite Coronavirus slowdown.... Amazon sales up, but Bezos plans record investment Predictably, Amazon sales surged in the first three months of the year, as the…

How to Avoid Going Crazy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

These are strange times we’re living in. In what seems like a blink of an eye, we’ve all had to do away with our regular life, and live a completely different life. While we all know that it’s important that we stay indoors, it’s far from easy. That’s why it’s important that you’re doing things…

4 in 5 parents believe Coronavirus lockdown brought family CLOSER together

Four in five parents believe the coronavirus lockdown has brought their family CLOSER together, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 parents found the extra time at home, without the distraction of school and extra-curricular activities gives mums, dads and kids more of an opportunity to bond. Just under two thirds (62 per cent)…

Take control of life’s admin. Top 8 tips for getting on top of things

Find yourself with plenty of time on your hands as a result of lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic? Maybe you just want to take control of life's admin while you have the chance.  According to a new survey of 2,000 adults, two thirds of us admit to getting a sense of achievement, fulfilment and calm,…

Help monitor spread of virus with Covid Symptom Tracker app

UK researchers have launched an app to track the spread of Covid-19 as well as identify who is most at risk from the disease in order to better understand the pandemic. Called the Covid Symptom Tracker, the app asks users to fill in data including age, sex and postcode as well as questions on existing…

Coronavirus is bringing communities together, claims survey

Coronavirus is bringing communities together – with a quarter of adults saying it has seen them talk to neighbours they previously had no relationship with. A study of 2,000 adults found 64 per cent believe COVID-19 is bringing their neighbourhood closer together in a lot of ways. Many are now carrying out acts of kindness…