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Saturday 29 June 2013
Empty legs: Virgin Atlantic’s domestic airline, Little Red, is filling seats from Heathrow to Scotland with a short-term seat sale. Just in time for the Fringe, there are returns to Edinburgh for £97 – the lowest BA fare is £111. To Aberdeen, Virgin’s fare is £99 (£150 on BA). Book by 9 July for travel between 15 July and 1 September (virgin-atlantic.com).
Saturday 15 June 2013
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Rohan Dennis takes the overall lead
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Q. We need to rent a people-carrier for a holiday in Switzerland. I have found a company called Honk Car Rental which promises: "We're like those mystery deals you sometimes get for hotels, but instead for car rental." Being very cautious, I follow the maxim that anything that appears too good to be true, probably is. So before paying for a car, do you know anything about them? Peter Canton, by email
Saturday 11 May 2013
Hiring a motor can suddenly cost more than you budgeted for. Here are the traps to steer clear of
Thursday 09 May 2013
Convicted murderer seaks 'ultimate freedom' after guilty verdict
Google is listening (and watching): First, futuristic specs. Next up it's Google Now, a voice-control service to sock it to Siri
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Simon Usborne tries out Google Now - and finds the more it knows about you, the smarter it is
Saturday 27 April 2013
The Big Six: from clifftop locations to freshwater pools and rustic interiors
Cumbria police commissioner apologises for cost of chauffeur-driven car but defends action over alleged whistle-blowers
Friday 19 April 2013
The Cumbria police and crime commissioner Richard Rhodes apologised today for failing to check the near £700 cost before hiring a chauffeur-driven Mercedes to go to two evening engagements - but defended his actions over the expenses row.
Monday 08 April 2013
Swiss Fabian Cancellara kept his composure to win a third Paris-Roubaix title, outdoing Belgian Sep Vanmarcke in a session of track cycling tactics at the end of a 254km (159-mile) ride yesterday.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
British holidaymakers can now drive legally in Florida without obtaining an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Tuesday 19 March 2013
You can economise on everything from train tickets to phone bills – and get hold of lots of free stuff – if you know where to click
Saturday 16 March 2013
A family holiday in Portugal
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Confused.com today posted its first rise in profits for four years, boosting shares at its parent group Admiral.
Great getaways: Cycling tour of South-east Asia, escape to Miami, Easter in Val Thorens and Egyptian retreat
Sunday 17 February 2013
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
- 1 Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler following death of batsman Phil Hughes
- 2 Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 3 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 4 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 5 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries