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.
How much driving convictions add to your insurance bill: Premiums can more than double for drink-drivers Those caught drunk at the wheel face paying 115% more on car insuranceMost common offence of speeding increases premiums by more than a thirdUninsured drivers pay 131% more than they would have paid in the first case By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 02:00 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 27 February 2013 Drivers can see their insurance premiums double as a result of motoring convictions, research reveals today. Those caught drunk at the wheel face paying 115 per cent more, while defective tyres invite a 69 per cent penalty. Speeding, which accounts for almost two thirds of offences, increases premiums by more than a third.
Ryanair voted least popular short-haul airline: Passengers complain about extra charges on company's flights Irish carrier scores just 34 per cent in table compiled by WhichBest rated was Swiss with 82 per cent and several five-star ratings By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 20 December 2012 Ryanair is the least popular short-haul airline, finishing bottom of a new league-table – thanks mainly to its many add-on charges, a new survey by consumer magazine Which reveals today. The Irish low-fare carrier had an overall satisfaction score of just 34 per cent in a table compiled from Which members' votes.