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Robbing Peter to pay Paul, that's what this cut in APD for long-haul fliers from 2015 amounts to. George Osborne will have to make further cuts in the welfare budget and the poorest will suffer. If Labour wins the 2015 General Election, I hope they restore APD to four bands, or possibly add a fifth, to raise another £1 billion to pay for a reduction in tuition fees.

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Q. I was on a Virgin Little Red flight from Heathrow to Aberdeen that was diverted to Edinburgh. The coach finally left Edinburgh at midnight and we ended up in Aberdeen at 3.45am, six hours late. We actually live halfway between Edinburgh and Aberdeen but they refused to let us off in between – we could only travel to Aberdeen or make our own way to our home address from Edinburgh. Have you any advice to give us as how to pursue a claim about our treatment? Ian Reed

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Iceland hosts a “cyclothon” around the country from 24-27 June. Starting in Reykjavik, keen cyclists can pedal around Highway 1, an 827-mile ring road that loops around the entire island. The non-stop relay race involves teams of one, four or 10 riders. Registration closes on 20 May and costs from Isk15,000 (£80)pp.
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