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On a walking trip to the Spanish island, well away from the tourist hordes, Jeremy Laurance discovered its hidden charms

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Quality time, free babysitting and lower costs mean more of us are holidaying with our extended families. But as Julia Webster discovers, there are downsides

Hanson leads race for Ryder Cup spot

Thirteen players are separated by only two shots at the halfway stage of the Czech Open – and they include two of the men chasing a Ryder Cup place.

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

School is nearly out for summer and thousands of parents will be asking themselves, once again, whether they should risk a telling off from the beak and take their kids out of school early (or return them late) in an attempt to save some pennies on the annual family getaway.

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