Robbie Fowler joins team in Thailand

Former England and Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler has joined Muangthong United and will be formally unveiled on Sunday, the Thai Premier League (TPL) club said in a statement today.

Tips and deals of the week: 15/08/2010

Gap year deals

If this week's A-level results aren't quite what you'd hoped for, check out the gap-year adventures now on offer from Travelmood.

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'New Zealand is an amazing place to ride a motorbike'

When I was able to afford a plane ticket and hire a car, I went on my first real holiday to Ibiza, which was in 1982. My sister and my girlfriend came with me and we all slept in a small Fiat for three nights until we gave in and booked into a hostel. We would go into San Antonio and enjoy the sun and the foreign culture. It was a real experience and obviously I've been going back ever since.

Troops open fire on Thai protesters

Security forces fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters during a clash outside Bangkok as the Red Shirts tested the government's vow to contain their disruptive rallies.

Tips and deals: 28/02/2010

French ski sale: £234

Departing 20 March, a week's self-catering in La Tania, France is down from £484 to £234 per person, including return flights, based on four sharing.

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Tips and deals of the week: 14/02/2010


The app

The AA has launched a new "Best of Britain" iPhone app, full of recommendations for travellers on the move around the UK.

Price £4.99, from iTunes.

Finding peace and quiet on Phuket

Mum, there's a tree growing out of our house! Lena Corner and family found a quiet spot hidden in the jungle on the south-east coast

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Property abroad: Vietnam

The former French colony, known for its dense jungle and tropical beaches, is finally opening its doors to foreign buyers. Laura Latham reports

Tired of the same old dive sites? It's time to seek out some more

Scuba diving is an addictive sport, offering the chance to explore a realm that can be tranquil and electrifying in successive moments. Many divers head for popular destinations such as the Red Sea, but after a couple of trips, the popularity of these reefs takes the edge off the experience.