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Travel: Competition: Win a city break

WHERE IS this? Your task is to guess in which city the picture on the right was taken. The prize for the first correct answer out of the hat will be a three-night holiday for two in that very city.

American Times - SAN FRANCISCO: B&B that offers an alternative to breakfast

THE HOUSE on Caine Street is no ordinary B&B. It does not appear on any San Francisco accommodation agency's list. It is not in an obviously touristy part of town. There is no sign outside to advertise its services. Even the neighbours aren't too sure what goes on there, although they have an idea that it is pretty damn weird.

Thursday Law Report: Council's accommodation policy was unlawful

2 December 1999 Regina v Newham London Borough Council, ex parte Sacupima and others Queen's Bench Division, Crown Office List (Dyson J) 26 November 1999

Obituary: Quentin Crisp

QUENTIN CRISP'S painted face, his tilted hat, indeed the rhinestone adornments, were props in a performance which was life-long and largely unpaid and which took the perilous streets as its stage.

Education: Policing those boarder disputes

Bullying, cold baths and other privations have no place in modern boarding schools when the inspector calls. By Diana Hinds



Revealed: the secret lives of witnesses

DETAILS OF the highly secretive world of police witness protection schemes have been disclosed for the first time, revealing lives of terror, intimidation and loneliness.

Property: Working from home

For a life-change, move to the country and live `above the shop'. By Fiona Brandhorst dydydydydydydydydyddydydydydydydydyydyd

A toast to my surly waitress in Skye

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Wet weather and sticky lino to blame for tourist-free Scotland

YESTERDAY IN the Highland village of Laggan Bridge, not far from Loch Ness and Ben Nevis, Linda Whitty counted the cost of the crisis in Scottish tourism.

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B&B The New York Way

HOLIDAY-MAKERS reared on seaside B&B in Britain may feel cheated by the New York version. When you arrive, there's no blue-rinse battle- axe to greet you with a lengthy list of dos and don'ts; the TV assuredly is not screwed to the wall; and as for your chances of tucking into artery- fuzzing bacon and eggs every morning, forget it.

Letter: Hotel discrimination

Sir: Your article "Hidden charges at hotels targeted" (report, 27 May) refers to the surcharge for single people and states that the Office of Fair Trading has concluded that this practice does not constitute anti-competitive behaviour. It may not be anti-competitive, but is certainly discriminatory.
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