Friday commentary: Is it fair to fine parents for term-time holidays?

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The weekly debate from our panel of experts There has been a lot of debate about the rising cost of family breaks during school holidays. It has been an emotive issue and one which our panel of experts took a look at in our first Friday commentary. We have seen parents take to social media and groups lobbying for government … commentary: Is it fair to fine parents for term-time holidays? does Movember 2013

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It’s hard to imagine Movember starting just a decade ago. What has grown from a small, Australian event into an almost international rite of passage every November, sees a gathering of men from around the world seek to outdo one another with facial hair. All for a good cause, of course. This year, HomeAway’s raring to go (or should that … does Movember 2013

The MADs Blog Awards for Parents 2013

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Being a parent can be extremely rewarding. At times, it can also be tough. The ups and downs, the tempers and tantrums, the broken sleep and the unbroken smiles: parenting draws upon the full gamut of human emotions. Some parents elect to document their family life and put the salient details online so that the rest of us can laugh, …

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The British Travel Awards 2013

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What makes for a great holiday? Good weather, good company and good food are all essential, but there’s another ingredient which plays a crucial role in dictating the success of your holiday – a good travel operator. A holiday firm that truly cares about its customers makes all the difference. This week, holidaymakers get a chance to voice their approval … British Travel Awards 2013 2012: A year in review

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Looking back at 2012, we’ve reviewed HomeAway for our top travel trends and your preferred destinations. According to the number of booking requests placed on, Spain, France and Italy were the most sought after destinations of 2012, while Germany, Holland and Croatia experienced the biggest increase in booking requests. In welcoming 2013, London, the Rhone Alpes and the West … 2012: A year in review