Sport Samuel Eto'o scored a hat-trick to beat Manchester United

The Cameroonian scored a hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday

Easyjet's expansion plans at Southend boost Stobart

Stobart Group's new Southend Airport will receive a major boost today when easyJet sets out plans to expand its operations out of the Essex base.

Real Madrid slipped to defeat in Dortmund

Injuries continue to disrupt Real Madrid

The latest injury to Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday.

Judge orders nationwide hunt for four missing children

A High Court judge today launched a nationwide hunt for four missing children.

Spain: Man arrested over plan to bomb university campus

Spanish police have arrested a man on suspicion of planning to imitate the 1999 Columbine school killings by planting bombs around a university campus.

Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao

Latest victory for Atletico Madrid leads to suggestions they could challenge for La Liga title

Atletico Madrid have quietly crept up the standings to second and suddenly find themselves being talked about as possible challengers to the La Liga hegemony of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Michu celebrates scoring his first Premier League goal yesterday
Soak up the sun in Barcelona - if you can get a flight

‘Post-Mo glow’ blamed for lack of seats on holiday routes

If you fancy a week in the sun, prepare to hunt around.

Hotel Tiex in Majorca where Charlotte Faris died in a fall from a balcony

Campaign highlights hotel balcony dangers

Three young people have been killed in balcony falls while on holiday this year while ten others have been seriously injured.

Camerons relax during holiday in Majorca

David and Samantha Cameron relax outside a Spanish cafe today on the first full day of their summer holiday.

Weak euro boosts travel bookings

A weakened euro and the miserable British summer boosted bookings at Thomson Holidays owner TUI Travel today as more people looked to escape to European destinations such as Spain.

The Beach House at Iruveli has opened on in the Maldives. The private island has 87 villas and suites, four restaurants and a resident marine biologist (beachhousecollection.com).

Travel Challenge: September in Mallorca

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a break on the Balearic island of Mallorca. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together. Each includes flights from the UK to Palma in the first week of September and a week's accommodation.

There were no surprises, but plenty of delight as Bradley Wiggins rode to his expected victory in the 2012 Tour de France at the Arc de Triomphe yesterday

Tour de France: Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford believes Bradley Wiggins can improve

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford believes Bradley Wiggins is still capable of improvement, despite winning an historic Tour de France at the weekend.

More Britons getting into trouble abroad

An increased number of Britons needed consular assistance abroad last year.

Colourful: Preciado last year

Manolo Preciado: Football coach much loved in Spain

The death of Manuel "Manolo" Preciado, one of the most popular and colourful characters in Spanish football, has cast a pall of sorrow over the national side's participation in the European Championships.

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