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One of Britain's biggest budget hotel operators is set to walk away from 49 of its hotels and write off £700 million of its debts under a controversial rescue deal.
Summer half-term is once more upon us, and a perfect day at the beach beats Disneyland hands down – but do watch where you swim
Alleged hip-hop fan and Downing Street spin chief Craig Oliver doubtless enjoyed a few fist bumps with colleagues yesterday, following the televisual feast that was the No 10 barbecue. Oliver – a former BBC employee – is renowned primarily as a "pictures man", and a shirt-sleeved Dave and Barry serving burgers to servicemen was perhaps the most striking image he has generated since joining the PM's staff (or at least since his first day, when he graced the press corps with this classic, right). Yet the course of media handling never did run smooth and Oliver made at least one influential hack unhappy yesterday. Sky News political correspondent Glen Oglaza was giddy with excitement after being assigned the opening question of the post-BBQ press conference, only to have it snatched from him cruelly at the last moment by Oliver's shiny-domed BBC chum Nick Robinson.
Who says variety is dead? Ken Dodd has been on the road for six decades and can still slay a crowd. Michael Coveney meets him on his marathon tour
Can Alimentum provide a first-class alternative to Cambridge's over-priced scene?
Tough economic conditions helped Travelodge enjoy a strong year during 2010 as the group benefited from budget-conscious consumers.
Detectives are looking into allegations that a second newspaper at Rupert Murdoch's News International may have used hacked voicemails to publish stories about the private life of a prominent public figure.
We are going to Canada. We chose not to fly BA from Heathrow because we felt they were unreliable. But we want to fly down from Newcastle and our only choice is BA. If BA cancels on the day we will miss our connection. What do we do? S Dixon, Northumberland
Dundee might not be the first place you'd think to open a new cultural institution. Paris, yes, Venice, definitely, but not Dundee, home of marmalade, Dennis the Menace, and little else.
A hotel to suit the Garment District
An advert parodying horror film The Shining in which comedian Lenny Henry attacks a door with an axe was banned during children's programming, a watchdog said today.
The England captain reveals to Sam Wallace that the Italian's intense team debriefing, complete with unsparing use of a laser pointer, has left no hiding place for those, such as Rio Ferdinand, who make mistakes
Jane Merrick meets the joint leader of Unite, ahead of the TUC conference in Liverpool
For the first time in a generation, more Britons are likely to holiday at home this year than to go abroad. David Randall and Greg Walton investigate
Economic downturn blamed for 17% drop in visitors from the US