Deals of the week: Berlin, Isles of Scilly, Breckenridge

Less than £200... Bountiful Berlin

From the bars of the Mitte district to the Tiergarten's lawns, a city break here rarely disappoints. A three-night trip with easyJet Holidays from Manchester on 18 Feb and room-only at the central Winters Hotel costs £177pp. Lastminute.com

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Snooker: O'Sullivan pulls off great escape

Ronnie O'Sullivan's hopes of appearing at this year's world championship at the Crucible were all but gone at one point yesterday in Berlin – but a comeback brilliant even by the standards of the 36-year-old saw him keep the door ajar for a little longer at least.

Deals of the week: Hand Picked Hotels, Malta, Morocco

Rural retreat

Hand Picked Hotels has today launched a promotion across its group of 18 luxury retreats dotted throughout the British Isles. The deal includes an overnight stay, breakfast and dinner with a glass of champagne and canapés for £145 per couple. It is being offered for stays taken between 1 February and 18 March; properties range from the 18th-century Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex to Crathorne Hall Hotel, a country manor house overlooking the Yorkshire Moors. Handpickedhotels.co.uk

easyJet passengers up their spending

Shares in easyJet flew up 10 per cent yesterday after its revenues soared thanks to more business travellers splashing out on meals and other on-board extras.

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Deals of the week: Berlin, Sharm el Sheikh, Cape Verde

Less than £200... Berlin call

Now the season of corporeal indulgence is over, serve your cultural appetite with a city break in the German capital. A three-night stay at the centrally placed Angleterre Hotel with easyJet Holidays costs £179 per person, which includes breakfast and flights from Gatwick on 28 February. The hotel is located on the same street as Checkpoint Charlie, the crossing point that once linked East and West Berlin. Holidays.easyjet.com

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Banff bound: Work off the excess of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. Fly out on 11 January from Heathrow with BA flights to Calgary and spend a week at the Banff International Hotel (room only), for £690 per person. It’s centrally-located with a Jacuzzi and sauna, plus there’s the backdrop of majestic peaks to admire. Skiamericaonline.co.uk

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48 Hours in Málaga

Receive a warm welcome in the cultured corners and bustling bars of this Mediterranean marvel

The Business On: Brent Hoberman, Co-founder, PROfounders Capital

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A giant ash cloud

Blue-sky thinking as easyJet beats the ash

For the past fortnight, Captain Uwe Post has been flying in circles in the congenial surroundings of north-eastern Sicily. The German pilot is working for an Anglo-Norwegian project that aims to allow passenger aircraft to fly safely during and after volcanic eruptions.

EasyJet's maiden dividend is a win for Sir Stelios

Having slain one dragon in the form of easyJet's previous chief executive, you would think Stelios Haji-Ioannou would be happy with the pot of gold he has received. Buoyed by a princely looking set of results, the low-cost airline is giving £195m back to shareholders in the form of its first regular dividend, plus a £150m special payout.

Sky-high figures, but don't call it easy

The dividend has not downed the dogfight between Sir Stelios and easyJet's board

Travel Challenge: A three-night city break in Madrid

Every week we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a three-night city break in the Spanish capital. Prices are per person, based on two sharing. All include breakfast and flights departing from London on Friday 4 November.

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