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Holidays with extended families: Wish you weren't here

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Hanson leads race for Ryder Cup spot

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William Hill stops taking bets on 2011 royal wedding

A leading bookmaker is so sure Prince William will marry Kate Middleton next year that it has stopped taking bets on a 2011 wedding.

Man fights for life after Ibiza balcony fall

A young holidaymaker is fighting for his life after he fell from a hotel balcony while on holiday in Ibiza, his family said today.

Teenager loses fight for life after fall

A teenager who fell from the seventh floor of an apartment block in Majorca has died, the Foreign Office confirmed yesterday.

Teenager dies after holiday fall

A teenager who fell from the seventh floor of an apartment block in Majorca has died, the Foreign Office confirmed today.

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Hotel plunge holidaymaker 'critical'

A British teenager who tumbled more than 33ft (10m) from a hotel window while on holiday in Majorca was in a critical condition today.

Dorrans commits to West Brom as Valero leaves

West Brom have been boosted by Graham Dorrans' decision to sign a new four-year deal with the club but fellow midfielder Borja Valero will not be joining him in the Premier League after agreeing a loan switch to Villarreal.

British teenager in holiday balcony plunge

A British teenager is in hospital with serious injuries after reportedly falling seven floors from a balcony in Majorca while on holiday.

WIN! A two-night break for two in Oslo

We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a two-night break for two in Oslo, Norway.

Kate Simon: If you haven't booked for summer yet, you'll pay through the nose

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