Florida abandons international driving permit demand

British holidaymakers can now drive legally in Florida without obtaining an International Driving Permit (IDP).

Jeff Bush's home in Hillsborough County, Florida, where he was swallowed by a sinkhole

Florida tragedy: So what makes a sinkhole open up?

Imagine a limestone gorge. Look back in time and imagine it covered over. And then think what happens at some time between the two. Imagine standing above ground at that stage and discovering the first hole in what was then a cavern 'roof' when the ground opened up. And you're thinking of a sinkhole.

An aerial shot of the sinkhole

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World No 1 Rory McIlroy stunned spectators here at the Honda Classic yesterday when, close to tears, he quit the tournament

Jack Nicklaus joins chorus of disapproval over Rory McIlroy's withdrawal

World number one quit unexpectedly at the Honda Classic

Jeff Bush's home in Hillsborough County, Florida, where he was swallowed by a sinkhole

Florida sinkhole: work continues on dangerous ground which has claimed one life

Jeff Bush is presumed dead after being swallowed by opening

Man swallowed up by 30ft sinkhole in Florida

It really was the stuff of nightmares. Just before midnight on Thursday, a large sinkhole appeared underneath 36-year-old Jeffrey Bush’s bedroom in his home near Tampa, Florida, trapping him under rubble in a void that this morning was said to be 30ft wide, 20ft deep and expanding.

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World number one has begun the defence of the Honda Classic title at Palm Beach

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Barack Obama’s holiday no-fly zone breached three times during Presidents' Day weekend break

Three apparent breaches of a no-fly zone above President Barack Obama’s holiday spot along Florida’s Atlantic coastline are being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mersey beat: Ken Grant captured the spirit of Liverpool as it coped with two decades of distress

The photographer chronicled the turmoil in the north west in the 1980s and 1990s.

Road block: car hire confusion for Brits in Florida
Travelbag has a luxury escape to Miami staying at the Perry South Beach Hotel for £829 per person

British holidaymakers in Florida embroiled in bureaucratic bungling as they're told they'll need International Driving Permit - but won't be punished if they don't have one

It is believed that pressure from local tourism officials, the Foreign Office and motoring organisations triggered the abrupt change of mind

Travelbag has a luxury escape to Miami staying at the Perry South Beach Hotel for £829 per person

Driving law change alarms thousands of British holidaymakers heading for half-term holidays in Florida

But authorities say new legislation will not be enforced in the short term

Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been in the right place at the right time

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Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been in the right place at the right time

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If US presidential politics is largely about being in the right place at the right time, then Marco Rubio most certainly is.

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