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British women say they want Barbados police officers suspended over ‘forced confession’
Two British women who were raped in Barbados say the man charged with attacking them has been wrongly accused after meeting him at a court hearing.
Christmas is just over six weeks away. And if the prospect of turkey followed by more turkey, darkness before teatime, and all those sitcom specials on television makes your heart sink, then it isn't too late to plan your escape. Book a cruise now and, rather than peeling sprouts on Christmas morning, you could have a leisurely breakfast in the sunshine and then do only what you want to all day long.
Matt Prior has been passed fit to keep wicket for England in the third Test against West Indies at Edgbaston today.
'I tend to go to a lot of places by myself'
The West Indies Cricket Board today sent their condolences to the family of batsman Runako Morton, who has been killed in a car accident.
It may be his first solo mission overseas on behalf of his grandmother but for the people of Jamaica there is only one question surrounding the visit of Prince Harry next week: where will he party?
Wladimir Klitschko will be aiming for his 50th career knockout when he defends his world heavyweight titles against French challenger Jean-Marc Mormeck tonight.
Britons looking for winter sun will find their spending money going considerably further in Spain and Sri Lanka than the Caribbean or Australia, a cost comparison survey showed today.
Everybody's doing tests of endurance these days. Am I being left behind?
The island of Fuerteventura makes for an ideal winter sun escape. Thomas Cook will fly you out from Birmingham a week from today – Wednesday 14 December – for a seven-night stay at the Rio Calma Hotel on the Costa Calma. The package costs £425 per person with half-board accommodation. Thomascook.com
'Bali turned out to be a pretty magical trip'
An elegant refurbishment has transformed this beach hideaway, a perfect place for exploring island and ocean, says Emily Dugan
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, and all that.
Much Better Adventures is a new specialist website putting adventure seekers in direct contact with local providers.
Go to muchbetteradventures.com
Opening tomorrow, The Frogmore Hotel near Cheltenham. Snap up its introductory offer of £49 per room per night.
Go to bespokehotels.com