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David Cameron and Nick Clegg have taken their respective families abroad for their summer holidays

Cameron and Clegg jet off abroad

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have joined the ranks of the hundreds of thousands of Britons who have packed their suitcases, dusted off their passports and sorted out their travel insurance to jet off on their annual summer holidays.

Forest fires have prompted thousands of residents in La Gomera and Tenerife to be evacuated

Canary Islands hit by forest fires

British holidaymakers in the parts of the Canary Islands affected by forest fires have been urged to maintain contact with the Foreign Office.

Passengers were left stranded when Alitalia's bid for the airline collapsed

Airline collapse strands passengers

Hundreds of airline passengers in Italy have been stranded due to the failure of Alitalia's deal to purchase Sicily-based low-cost carrier Wind Jet.

A poll has revealed valuables are often left unattended on the beach

Tourists 'risk valuables on beach'

Laid-back holidaymakers forget about security when they hit the beach or pool, a survey has found, leaving hundreds of pounds worth of valuables in their unattended bags.

Weightlifting can help men reduce the risk of diabetes

Weightlifting reduces diabetes risk

Men can reduce the risk of diabetes by more than a third by lifting weights, according to a new study.

New Zealand affected by volcanic disruption

New Zealand disrupted by volcano

Passengers in New Zealand could face disruption after a volcanic eruption caused ash fall in the central North Island today.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were among those playing at the festival

Storms cause chaos at US festival

Dangerous storms and high winds forced the temporary suspension of the Lollapalooza music festival, as tens of thousands of fans were evacuated to emergency shelters in Chicago.

More than a third of plane passengers would pay more for a childless flight, according to research

Britons reveal main flight gripes

Unruly children are one of the biggest annoyances on flights, according to a survey.

Many travellers are likely to log on to check out the tables ahead of a trip overseas

CAA updates flight extras table

An online price comparison table measuring extra fees charged by 23 airlines in the UK has been updated and released just in time for the peak summer period.

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