Tips and deals of the week: 14/11/2010

Florida for £599

Book a week in Orlando, Florida, with Virgin Holidays and save £100 per person. This deal includes return flights from Gatwick and seven nights' accommodation at the 3V Quality Inn International. Based on departures from 13 to 17 February 2011.

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BA to launch Gatwick Marrakech service

British Airways is to start flights between Gatwick and the Moroccan city of Marrakech in direct competition with budget airlines, it was announced today.

Iceland Airwaves: The coolest festival in the world

Pop festivals are almost always associated with the summer; but this week showed that you can have one in freezing winter temperatures. Iceland Airwaves takes place in October in Reykjavik, and features a host of top UK bands as well as highlighting the thriving Icelandic scene which produced Bjork and Sigur Ros. Many new Icelandic acts lived up to their memorable names, even though this can take some doing with acts such as Rabbi Bananas.

Stay the night: Hilton London Gatwick Airport

A contemporary makeover is turning this airport hotel into a desirable stopover, says Kate Simon

Court of Appeal tells BAA to sell Stansted and a Scottish airport

BAA lost the latest round of a long-running legal saga with the competition authorities over its dominance of the UK's airports yesterday, meaning that it will now be forced to sell Stansted, and either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

Court defeat for BAA over airport sell-off

A decision that could force airport operator BAA to comply with an order to sell three of its airports was restored by the Court of Appeal today.

Tips and deals of the week: 10/10/2010

Three nights in Vienna for £227

Book three nights in the Austrian capital from £227 per person. The city break includes bed and breakfast accommodation at the five-star De France Hotel and return flights from Gatwick. Departs 31 October.

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Bank holiday travellers face delays

Travellers face rain and road and rail delays this bank holiday weekend.

Consumer rights: Holiday ruined by threatened BA strikes

There can be expensive differences between a refundable and non-refundable airline ticket ... What responsibilities does a leaseholder have to the freeholder?

My Life in Ten Questions... Newton Faulkner

'I was suspended from school for a mixture of arson, knife-wielding and pornography'

Italy abandons 'wrong man' extradition case

The Italian authorities today abandoned a bid to extradite a father of three for murder after admitting they had "got the wrong man".

BA chief executive Walsh gives up six-figure bonus

British Airways' embattled chief executive Willie Walsh is to forgo his £334,000 annual bonus for 2009 in the light of the group's record losses, the cost of the volcanic ash cloud and the on-going industrial dispute with cabin crews, the company said yesterday.

Woman mown down by 'lunatic' driver

A 26-year-old man today admitted mowing down and killing an elderly woman in a hit-and-run collision following a high-speed police chase.

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