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We're now into week two of the mid-summer period known as "the radio doldrums." If you need to know more about this annual event, may I please refer you to last week's column in which I whined at length about holidaying presenters leaving their shows in the hands of imbeciles, and about all the dreadful-sounding programmes I had declined to listen to for fear that I might slip into a radio-induced coma.

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The Spanish holiday island of Mallorca is eager to move away from its image as a low-budget, raucous, drink-sodden holiday venue and go upmarket.

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Balearic bliss: Majorca is the perfect destination for a civilised family holiday

Last summer's most fashionable Balearic backdrop? Not overhyped Ibiza, nor even its louche neighbour Formentera. No, in August, according to the pages of Grazia, there was only one place to be. After all, why else had Britain's top paparazzi magnets decamped en masse to our tiny stretch of Majorca's spectacular northern coastline, the one to which we'd reluctantly waved goodbye only days before?

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Bradley Wiggins returns 'even hungrier to be a legend'

It is only 12 days since Wiggins was knocked off his bike near his home

Spain: Man arrested over plan to bomb university campus

Spanish police have arrested a man on suspicion of planning to imitate the 1999 Columbine school killings by planting bombs around a university campus.

Tui has a boost from Brits fleeing summer

The tour operator Tui Travel has shown again how it is benefiting from the woes of it rival Thomas Cook.

More Britons getting into trouble abroad

An increased number of Britons needed consular assistance abroad last year.

Spanish royal ordered to court over claims

A judge yesterday subpoenaed the son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos to testify as a suspect in a corruption case, deepening a public relations nightmare for the royal family at a time of acute economic crisis.

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The son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos has been summoned to appear before a judge as a suspect in a corruption case.

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