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Some parents of children at independent schools like to calculate the cost per day of their offspring's private education – usually upwards of £60. For the benefit of all parents, I can now reveal the cost per day of the school holidays: £70, or even more.

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Market Report: Thomas Cook retreats despite talk of Tui tie-up

The clouds refused to shift from above Thomas Cook yesterday, as the tour operator continued its trip south despite City scribblers mulling over the possibility of a tie-up with Tui Travel.

Thomas Cook nosedives after warning on profits

More than one-quarter was wiped off Thomas Cook's market capitalisation yesterday after the travel company blamed weak consumer spending in Britain and the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa for a dire profits warning.

Market Report: Yule Catto retreats as takeover hopes fade

Bid rumours may have been a large part of the winning formula that has sent its share price soaring over the past few months, but Yule Catto's takeover hopes were dealt a blow yesterday, prompting the speciality chemicals company to sink towards the foot of the mid-tier index.

Thomas Cook in third profit warning

Tour operator Thomas Cook today warned on profits for the third time in a year after it was hit by the squeeze in consumer spending and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Does Paris merit its dog-friendly reputation? <b>JoAnne Good</b> and <b>Anna Webb</b> take their bulldog and bull terrier across the Channel to find out

Michelle Brunner: Bridge player regarded as one of Britain's finest

Michelle Brunner's life revolved around bridge.

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Travel challenge special: Late availability in May half term

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today, a half-term special edition: 10 companies offer up a week-long European holiday during May half term. Prices are for a family of four...

Ten Top May half-term deals

1. Italian Adriatic: Seven nights in a Maxi Tent, sleeping up to six, at Camping Residence Village with Canvas Holidays (canvasholidays. co.uk) costs £134 in total, including return ferry crossings.

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