Tips, advice and ideas for taking your activities and interests online.

Online communities are web ‘forums’ or meeting places for people interested in the same topic or sharing the same experiences.

Trace your roots and find current and ancient relatives.

A carefully chosen list of the great genealogy sites.

Get great gardening tips and meet other gardeners online.

Plan your meals with these great recipe websites.

A wide selection of our favourite recipe apps for various smartphones.

Many people now find that playing the National Lottery (Lotto) online is much easier than travelling to a shop to write out a ticket. Find out how to get started.

Check for sun, snow or showers from the comfort of your home.

StreetLink enables members of the public to alert local authorities and street outreach services in England and Wales about people they have seen sleeping rough.