Money Debit cards can be the worst way to spend you money abroad

Debit cards are losing their appeal in foreign climes as more banks withdraw fee-free deals, reports Chiara Cavaglieri

Observations: Hang out in the forest for saunas, songs and the circus

Would you like to spend the night in a sleeping pod suspended from a tree as part of the theatregoing experience?

Spotlight On: N&P No-strings savings account

The deal

Blackburn’s Steve Kean feels the pressure against Swansea

Data shows demand for free schools

New Free Schools, set up less than a year ago and free from local authority control, are hugely over-subscribed, according to Government figures.

Texas star: John Arne Riise (right) and Clint Dempsey celebrate Fulham's opener

Dempsey's speedy start drives Fulham

Fulham 2 Norwich City 1: Texan striker blows away Lambert's Norwich who recover too late to hurt the Cottagers

Lightning Holt: Norwich’s Grant Holt needs only 90 seconds to put his side level

Wolves tamed by Holt power and precision

Norwich City 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1: Jarvis goal gives glimmer of hope before Norwich striker casts visitors adrift at bottom of table

Canaries win mired by double-scoring captain Holt send off

Norwich 2 Wolves 1

Two quizzed over stab murder at Herbie Hide's property

Two people were being questioned today on suspicion of murder following a stabbing during a party at the home of a former world champion boxer.

Scientists create new orange superjuice to help beat heart disease

A sweet Spanish orange that contains the health-giving red pigments of the Sicilian blood orange has been created by scientists who believe the fruit will produce a "superjuice" that helps to combat a range of medical disorders, from obesity and heart disease to irritable bowel syndrome.

Wolves midfielder Henry ruled out for four weeks

The Wolves manager, Terry Connor, has admitted midfielder Karl Henry's absence through injury for three to four weeks is a "big blow" in their battle for Premier League survival.

Matthew Etherington wheels away after scoring the winner

Etherington takes his chance as referee dithers

Stoke City 1 Norwich City 0

Primary school classes 'could be taught in sheds'

Rising birth rates and immigration sees a growing shortage of classroom places
David Nugent (right) shares some moves with his Leicester team-mate Neil Danns after scoring the winner

Nugent cashes in as Norwich keep eyes on bigger prize

Norwich City 1 Leicester City 2: Leicester look for boost to Championship form after bringing down Premier League high fliers

Nugent slots home to keep Leicester in FA Cup

Norwich 1 Leicester 2

Beware of sky-high bank fees to access cash abroad

New research by Which? reveals some banks charge exorbitant fees for overseas transactions with details often hidden away on providers' websites or undisclosed on statements.

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New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
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