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A Texas restaurant owner is selling his business so one of his waitresses can afford surgery on her brain tumour.

Gaugin: The painter who invented his own brand of artistic licence

We all know Gauguin as the archetypal bohemian artist, but a new exhibition will attempt to show the depth and complexity of his work and ideas

Travel challenge: Northern Spain in May

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a week's holiday in northern Spain. Prices are for two people departing on 14 May.

Andree Peel: French Resistance fighter who helped Allied airmen evade capture in occupied Europe

Andrée Peel was a French Resistance fighter who embodied everything that General de Gaulle wanted from French men and women. Known as Agent Rose, she survived a Nazi death squad and helped more than 100 British and American airmen evade capture and escape occupied Europe.

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The retreat

Just open in the Swiss Alps, Equilibrium is a bespoke retreat in Verbier offering hiking, yoga and wellness treatments.

Go to equilibriumverbier.com

Yves Rocher: Doyen of the French beauty products industry

Over the last five decades, the French entrepreneur Yves Rocher built the company that bears his name into one of the most recognisable and lucrative brands of cosmetics and beauty products in the world, with an 8,000-strong workforce in France alone, more than 30 million customers and an annual turnover of 2 billion euros.

Bernard An Nail: Publisher and historian who championed Britanny's language, literature and culture

Few Bretons have devoted their lives to promoting their culture with the flair and dogged determination shown by Bernard Le Nail. He was a leading member of the cultural movement in Brittany, which struggles to maintain its identity in the face of hostility from the French state and often the indifference of its own people. Nail worked hard for more than 30 years to demonstrate the richness and beauty of Breton literature and, with a patriot's commitment to the Breton language, brought many gems into the light of day which otherwise might have been lost.

Tereska Torres: The reluctant queen of lesbian literature

Tereska Torres hates the fact that her most famous work is considered an erotic classic. So, at 89, she's going to rewrite it. John Lichfield reports

Fierce storms forecast to bring 80mph winds

Britain has been warned to batten down the hatches today after forecasters predicted "the first storms of the season", with fierce winds and flooding in some areas.

Crying over spilt milk: exasperated dairy farmers pour away their stock

Angered by falling prices, small producers are taking action against the EU – and the big unions

I'm Dave. Fly me: Private flights revelations are latest blow

The Tories have had a difficult week after NHS gaffes and Alan Duncan's outburst over MPs' expenses. Jane Merrick and Alex Steger report

Leading article: A question to ponder over the long summer break

As MPs head off on holiday, they should focus on public disenchantment

Summer on the beach: The Vendée

Kate Simon travels to the west coast of France for the first in a new series of mini-guides to favourite summer hotspots
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