Bargain of the week

Not every seat on every flight is full. Until the end of the year, Maersk Air (0171-333 0066) offers a spouse fare which makes business class even cheaper than economy on flights to Scandinavia. Tickets from Gatwick to Kristiansand in Norway, with an optional day out in Copenhagen, cost pounds 250 each for a husband and wife in business class. People of opposite gender not technically married have in the past succeeded in obtaining this fare.

Trouble spots

This week's advice on places to avoid, from our man at Broadcasting House

The BBC has issued new instructions to its journalists on high- risk parts of the world. "Category One" countries are deemed exceptionally high risk areas, where battlefield conditions prevail. Burundi and Somalia have this month been re-classified as Category One, joining Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia and Chechnya.

The risks of travel in Iraq and Sierra Leone have been downgraded to Category Two: "areas of abnormally high risk, often with extensive civil disorder or guerrilla warfare". Other countries in this classification include Colombia, Croatia (outside Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb), southern Mexico and south-east Turkey.

Further information on these regions should be obtained from the Foreign Office (not the BBC) by calling 0171-270 4129; on BBC 2 Ceefax page 564 onwards; on the Internet at

Visitors' book

A Soldier's Life, part of the Discovery, Newcastle

Enjoyed our visit after we eventually found the Discovery; we didn't realise it was in the Science & Engineering Museum

- Mary and Mike Angulo, Somerset.

An enjoyable and nostalgic exhibition. Brings back childhood wartime memories

- Joseph Rees, Cramlington.

Very interesting; puts several regimental museums to shame

- D G Bell, Newcastle.

Very good for nothing [the exhibition, like the whole of the Discovery, is free]

- Catherine Palmer, no address.

Soldier Soldier inspired me to see this. Ace!

- K Gunn, Washington.