The great Easter getaway begins as 2million jet off to avoid the freezing weather

The great Easter getaway begins as 2million jet off to avoid the freezing weather There has been a rush for last-minute holiday deals to beat the cold snapForecasters say the freezing weather us due to last until May Canary Islands, Majorca and New York among most popular destinations French port officers' strike called off at last minute allowing ferries to run By Ray Massey, Transport Editor PUBLISHED: 00:54 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 28 March 2013 Forget the traditional Easter egg hunt. This year, it seems we’re hunting for the sun instead. Nearly two million Britons are preparing to fly away to escape the Arctic chill this Bank Holiday – up around 30 per cent on a typical Easter weekend.

British model Cheryl Maddison who was raped and left for dead in Magaluf 4 years ago faces attacker

British model, 25, comes face-to-face with the waiter who raped and stabbed her as he appears in court in Magaluf four years after attack Cheryl Maddison, 25, left Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, to start new lifeShe says the horrific assault only came to an end when she played deadShe strode into court in Majorca capital Palma to face attacker after 4 years Moroccan Mohamed Fadel El Anssari, 31, sat in dock with head in hands By Matt Blake PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 8 January 2013 Brave: Wearing a striking white blazer and black jeans, Miss Maddison strode confidently into the court in Majorcan capital Palma to face her attacker A British model who was stabbed, raped and left to die on a Spanish holiday island four years ago, today came face to face with her attacker for the first time since her assault. Cheryl Maddison, now 25, of Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, was stabbed in the chest and abandoned in a pool of her own blood, weeks after she had moved to Magaluf, Majorca, to start a new life.

Children go free and 500 off summer package holidays in tour giant price war

Children go free and 500 off summer package holidays in tour giant price war | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 Britain's two travel giants have launched a price war with families being promised savings of between 200 and 560 on summer package holidays. Thomas Cook and Thomson are going head to head with a series of eye-catching deals, including big discounts and free child places. In a first, Thomas Cook has decided to make sure all of its advertised prices, whether online or on the high street, are the same.

Children at centre of international tug-of-love battle to be reunited with their mother after High Court ruling in bitter custody battle

Children at centre of international tug-of-love battle to be reunited with their mother after High Court ruling in bitter custody battleJennifer Jones ran away with children to stop them being returned to SpainShe was arrested after being found 50miles from her home in south WalesTwo youngest children were returned to their father where eldest one wasSpanish courts granted father custody after 12 year marriage ended in 2008He accused wife of turning children against him and vows to keep fighting | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 30 November 2012 Family reunion: Jennifer Jones will be reunited with her children Four children at the centre of an international tug-of-love battle will be reunited with their mother. Briton Jennifer Jones went on the run with the youngsters during a bitter custody battle with their Spanish soldier father. The English language teacher vanished in October after losing an Appeal Court ruling to prevent them being returned to Spain.