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Bradt/Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition 2015

It’s back! We are joining forces once again with Bradt Travel Guides to launch the country’s leading travel-writing competition. Not only are there two holiday prizes – to Iceland and Italy’s Cinque Terre – but there’s also the chance to write a travel article in The Independent on Sunday. To enter, go to bradtguides.com/travelwriting

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EasyJet charging passengers £10 'administration fee' for letters proving flights were cancelled

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