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Get me out of here - Caribbean, the Azores, camping in France

Now... If you're hankering for some heat, Thomas Cook has a week in the Caribbean for £939pp, departing between 13 April and 30 June. The package includes room-only at the Halcyon Cove By Rex Resorts in Antigua with Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick.

All prisoners in England and Wales to be given free supplies of odour neutralisers

83% of prisoners reported that odorous toilet excretions were hampering their ability to relax

Get the most out of your university summer holidays

Dossing the summer vac away should not be an option, when there's so much more you could be getting up to, says Helen Vaudrey

David Flatman: No substitute for a coach with courage of his convictions

From the Front Row: The coach must always retain the right to read the game as he sees it
Womad Festival

WOMAD 2013 festival to headline Gilberto Gil, Rokia Traoré, David Rodigan and Alice Russell

The WOMAD festival 2013 lineup will include Brazilian protest musician Gilberto Gil, Malian troubadour Rokia Traoré, reggae and dancehall DJ David Rodigan and British singer-song writer Alice Russell.

The aftermath of a bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan, which appears to have targeted the area's Shiite community

Hundreds killed and injured in Pakistan blast

Local TV station says Sunni extremist group has claimed responsibility for attack in Quetta, which seems to have targeted Shiite Muslims

Walk on by: Buddhist monks on their way to a monastery in Bhutan

My life in travel: Angela Rippon

'If there's something to see, I'm there'

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Hotel Indigo has opened its doors in Barcelona, close to Plaza de Catalunya. Rooms feature murals inspired by city landmarks and there's also a communal pool and bar-restaurant (

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Nicole cooke of Britain kisses her gold medal after winning the woman's road race in Beijing

Cycling: Nicole Cooke bows out with attack on Lance Armstrong

Britain’s former Olympic road race champion has retired

Burnt-out cars at the jetty on the Tasman Peninsula in Boomer Bay

Island fires are a stark warning on how lives can suddenly be at risk

As we swam in the pool of a log cabin resort in the Tasmanian coastal town of Bicheno over the weekend, my family and I relished the 35C temperatures - an uncommon occurrence in this usually mild climate.

Occupy protesters have set up a camp to try to halt staffing cuts at Battersea Park

When Occupy met the mums of a middle-class nappy valley

An unlikely alliance has been forged to save an adventure playground from council cuts

Matt Butler: All-round athletes prove too fit for Superstars' purpose

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London