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The redspottedhanky.com Valentine’s Survival Guide for Singles!

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Valentine’s schmalentines. If you’re sick of cutesy e-cards and saccharine status updates, it’s time to fight back. Trouble is, it can be hard to find quick break destinations that aren’t going to be overrun by doe-eyed couples. Well, fear not – because we’ve put together a list of single friendly destinations for you. Room for one, please captain. We’re going on holiday!

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The best summer music festivals: your guide

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Summer music festivals 2013

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Is there a better way to spend your summer than with the best bands on the planet?

The music festival has become a staple of the British summer. Come rain or shine, music fans don their wellies, apply sunscreen liberally, pack their sleeping bags and set off to enjoy the fantastic line-ups at music festivals across Britain.

Festival-goers are especially excited about this summer, which sees the return of Glastonbury after being sorely missed last year.

Keep reading for the best music festivals and line-ups you won’t want to miss this summer… Continue reading →

What to do with the kids this Easter weekend

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You’ve finally got a long weekend after what seems like an endless stretch of work since Christmas. But you’ve also got a brood of kids to entertain and keep happy at the same time. Where to go? What to do?

Keep reading for some fantastic ideas on places to go this Easter weekend which will keep the kids happy, and give Mum and Dad a bit for a break while not breaking the bank. If that sounds good, keep reading…

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The Glasgow Comedy Festival: best laughs in town

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Comedy in Glasgow

From 14-31 March, Glasgow welcomes some of the country’s most chuckle-worthy comedians for the hotly anticipated Glasgow Comedy Festival.

There will be over 350 shows across 40 venues spaced around the city featuring massive names like Al Murray, Lucy Porter and Jimmy Carr, who will be joining local comedians like Jerry Sadowitz, Craig Hill and Daniel Sloss. If you’re a fan of live comedy, you’ll want to read on and have these shows on your radar…

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Horses for Courses: Planning Your Trip to the Races

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Racing events UK 2013

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Nothing gets the blood pumping like a trip to the races. The tireless buzz of the bookmakers vying for bets, the thunder of hooves on turf, the breathless thrill you feel as the nag you’ve backed stampedes down the home straight… it’s a cracking experience. And that’s not to mention the opportunity a race meet gives you to grab a drink or two and unwind with your friends in the open air.

Some of the biggest meetings in UK racing are coming up over the next few months and many are just a quick train ride away. With the help of a couple of horse racing experts we’ve put together a guide to going to the races, along with a look at some of the UK’s biggest events. They are all great fun so have a look and decide where you’d like to go to experience the excitement that the sport of kings brings.

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The UK’s best races and marathons

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Looking for a fun race to help you raise money for charity? Wondering which marathons have the toughest or most scenic course?

This is your definitive guide to this year’s best racing events around the UK. Most races are just around the corner or a quick train ride away, so now’s the time to book your place, do up those laces and start tackling your training regime. Ready, set, read!

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10 Reasons to Travel by Train at Half Term

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With half-term coming up, it’s no surprise if you’re looking to whisk the kids on a day trip or staycation. We asked Debbie O’Connor – a mum and the brains behind two popular parenting blogs: Motivating Mum and Mum’s the Boss – to give us her view on half-term travelling and tips on where to take the kids.

So keep on reading and get some ideas for your family…

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London Fashion Week: what to see and where to be seen

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Whether you’re into fashion or can’t tell Primark from Prada, it helps to know where to go when you’re in London during Fashion Week. So we’ll be rounding up the places to see and be seen in the capital.

Just keep on reading to find out. But don’t forget to save with cheap trains to London if you’re heading that way…

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Britain’s best wedding fairs in early 2013

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Wedding shows around Britian in 2013Is your wedding day fast approaching and you’ve still got to organise the shoes, dress, invitations, venue … everything? Panic not and put your inner bridezilla to rest: we’ve pulled together a list of the best wedding shows happening over the next few months. And they’re all just a cheap train ride away.

So get reading and plan your trip …
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Survive the snow with our top travel tips

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travellingBrrr…don’t you just want to snuggle up by a nice log fire, with a hot cocoa in hand, while wearing your warmest woolly jumper when it snows? But as much as we might want to curl up, we still need to get back to our daily lives: going to work, visiting friends or a going on a holiday long booked in advance – snow or no snow.

There’s always the risk of delays, cancellations and complications on the roads, runways and even the railway lines when it snows — however prepared our hardworking transport staff are. But you can do your bit to survive the cold snap with these nifty travel tips…
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