Tips and deals of the week: Avis car hire, the Houndgate Townhouse and First Choice's Balanceability
Saturday 10 August 2013
Avis is offering one-way car hire in Scotland from £10. The offer is available between 24 August-15 September and is only applicable on rentals of up to two days, returning to England or Wales (avis.co.uk).
The Houndgate Townhouse has opened in Darlington, County Durham. Occupying a Grade II-listed building, it has eight bedrooms and a gastropub-style menu. Doubles £140 (houndgatetownhouse.co.uk).
Double-gold medallist Laura Trott has teamed up with First Choice to launch Balanceability, a learn-to-cycle programme for children that's available at the Holiday Village Majorca (firstchoice.co.uk/blog/balanceability).
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- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover
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