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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All standards. Beginners welcome. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Spanish lady (28), with degrees from the Universities of Barcelona and Paris, would like to give tuition/conversation in Spanish and French. She has experience with children, young students working for their exams or retakes, and mature students who wish to enjoy a new language. Tel.: Oxford 559408, e-mail:

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Services Offered

SigmaMetrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of scientific experiments and clinical projects, grant applications, sample size calculations, data analysis, teaching and the improving of higher theses, chapters for books and manuscripts for submission to learned journals. Assistance also given with statistical peer review. Special projects undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also graduates in medicine or biology. For further details, visit our Web site at, or e-mail Dr N.T. James, B.Ch., BM, MA, M.Sc. (Oxon.) with initial enquiries and requirements. E-mail:

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self- assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail:

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Retail Services

Retirement? Graduation? Anniversary? We have a selection of Oxford or Bodleian-related items suitable for that special gift: some can be customised. Prices from £13.95 to £425. Consult our shop staff or tel.: Oxford (2)77091 or (2)77216. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m., or see the Bodleian Shopping Arcade at

The History House. Mail order bookshop: discounts available on all subjects. Post free in the UK. Research and Information Service. Enquiries to The History House, The Old Brewery, Priory Lane, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4SG. Tel.: 01993 824754, fax: 01993 824129, e-mail:

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Domestic Services

Nanny share offer: we seek a family who need a wonderful, reliable, experienced nanny. She has worked for us for over 6 years. We would like our two schoolboys to share her after school and holidays with a family who need her full-time for baby/younger children. Lives out, own car, non-smoker, fabulous references. Tel.: Oxford 558583.

Barnett House crèche: afternoon sessions currently available. A non-profit-making independent nursery for children from 6 months to 4 years in central North Oxford. Two experienced carers provide a happy and stimulating environment for a maximum of 6 children at any one session. Creative skills are encouraged and a wide range of toys and activities available. Tel.: Oxford 552366 (weekday daytimes, except Aug.) or 245089 for further details.

Twenty-year-old Polish girl student seeks au pair position with friendly family for the month of Aug. She will be willing to accompany you if you are taking a holiday somewhere in Britain. Tel.: Oxford (2)70969 (day), or 552729 (evening/weekend).

Nanny or shared nanny required to look after one child after school, with the possibility of further work during school vacations. Contact Professor Craig. Tel.: Oxford 277340 (w), or 01608 811145 (h).

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Maison Française d'Oxford requires a bilingual Receptionist/Secretary, from 1 Sept. Candidates should be young, dynamic, motivated, and flexible, with good word-processing skills in both English and French. Good salary, 9 weeks' annual holiday. Applications, inc. a c.v. and the names and addresses of two referees, to the Bursar, Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE. Fax: Oxford (2)74225, e-mail:

Political research opportunity: bright, computer-literate researcher wanted to support Conservative front-bench MP on policy, parliamentary, and constituency work. Applicants should send a c.v. by 22 July. Archie Norman, MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.

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Houses to Let

Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford; c.h., 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable for visiting academics. Available to let to one or two persons only from mid-Sept. for the academic year. Tel.: Oxford 512747, e-mail:

Furnished 18th-c. house, secluded garden, 3 miles from centre of Oxford, on bus route; 3 bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, dining-room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, shower-room; off-street parking for 2 cars. Available late Aug. for 6 months. £750 p.c.m., utilities extra. Rent of car optional extra. No smokers, children, or pets. Tel.: Oxford 778768, fax: (2)86581.

Spacious, light, well-appointed 2-bedroom Edwardian house, off Abingdon Road and close to city centre, with mature garden, c.h., and heated conservatory, available from 1 Sept. for 10 months, 12 months, or longer. Unfurnished (washing-machine, fridge, freezer, cooker). £750 p.c.m., exc. bills. Dr Francis O'Gorman. Tel.: Oxford 725435, or mobile: 07899 917582; e-mail:

Self-contained, furnished cottage attached to old Cotswold house; beautiful 40-mile open view in quiet village 7 minutes from Charlbury station (11 minutes from Oxford); 1 double bedroom, 1 single/office, 2 bathrooms, 33-ft. (10 m.) long sitting-room, conservatory/dining-room, kitchen, utility room; extensive cupboard space. Suit visiting academic/professional, single or couple. Furnished. Long or short lets considered. Regret no children or pets. £625 p.m. Available from Sept. Tel./fax: 01993 878700.

Charming cottage, north-west of Oxford in a quiet corner of village by a ford; beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, small walled garden, garage. Double bedroom, spare bedroom/study, open fire, c.h., all mod. cons. From Sept. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Iffley Village, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom bungalow available for next academic year. Gas c.h.; furnished; gardens; situated in attractive quiet location overlooking river, within easy access of city centre. £1,000 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Central Summertown, North Oxford: 3-bedroom modern house; furnished; gas c.h.; secluded garden; integral garage. Available for next academic year. £1,000 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Old Boar's Hill: charming Edwardian cottage in quiet, friendly cul-de-sac in this sought-after area. Idyllic setting with very easy access to Oxford city centre. Lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. Two reception rooms, modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bath. Fully furnished and equipped. Lovely small gardens. Available full or part of academic year 1999–2000. £750 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735305.

Period cottage available for academic year. Three bedrooms, fully furnished, all amenities. Large garden, quiet surroundings, tucked away on Old Boars Hill, just 4 miles from Oxford centre. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 00 39 0444 324729, e-mail:

North Oxford : well-furnished 3-bedroom house in a cul-de-sac quiet road available from Aug.; c.h. and all modern facilities inc. washer-drier, microwave, satellite TV; front and back gardens with a fish-pond; access to good local school, cycling distance to city centre and the University. Close to beautiful public park and sports ground. £720 p.c.m., professional family preferred. Tel.: +44 1732 454269, e-mail:, or

Cotswolds house, Moreton in Marsh, 26 miles from Oxford, 35 minutes by train; 3 bedrooms; fully equipped; stylish interior; garden. Available to let for a year immediately. £500 p.c.m. exc. water, gas, electricity, telephone, and council tax. Tel.: 01608 650336.

Beautifully modernised house to let, east Oxford, for 9 months from end of Aug. Two double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting-room, dining-room, 1½ bathrooms; c.h., washing-machine, dish-washer; 20 minutes' walk from Bodleian. Walled garden. £950 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 242966.

Jericho (North Oxford): furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinet, several large closets, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles; quiet; suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms £950 p.m.; three bedrooms £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact J. Mackrell (evenings), tel.: Oxford 775567, or A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Gaston@cyberus.CA.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Two-bedroom modern apartment, Dovehouse Close, Wolvercote, North Oxford; large lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower; gas c.h. to radiators; bedrooms both of good size; garage plus parking area; set in well-maintained grounds. Available now, £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 202077.

Self-contained lovely ground-floor flat in large semi-Victorian house in central North Oxford; access to beautiful mature garden; off-street parking; 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks and river. Available for Michaelmas Term only. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 557919.

Norham Gardens: 3-/4-bedroom apartment located near to the University Parks; spacious kitchen/dining and lounge room, second lounge, and 2 bathrooms. Available Sept. for long-term let. £1,700 p.c.m. English Homes. Tel.: 0802 876542, or Oxford 797817.

From mid-Aug.: maisonette in Stanley Road, Oxford; 2 study- bedrooms; sitting/dining-room; third small bedroom; bathroom with power-shower; kitchen with washing-machine; telephone; gas c.h.; shared car-park and garden; quiet; view of Radcliffe Camera. Suit 2 single sharers or couple. £650 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 768874.

Two-bedroom, part-furnished, ground-floor flat, with garage; off lower Cowley Road, secluded, green location, handy for city centre/university venues. Lease short (3 months, to end of Sept.) or at least one calendar year. Immediate occupation. Wells. Tel.: 01953 498121.

Central North Oxford: spacious, attractive flat in Victorian conversion; comfortably furnished; 1 large double bedroom, study/bedroom, sittingp-room, large breakfast-room/kitchen; lovely views over gardens. Regret no children or pets. Non-smokers only. Ideal for academic couple. For 1 year or long from late July, but summer let to early/mid-Oct. considered. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514036.

One-room basement studio flat in Victorian house south of Summertown; own access through patio; furnished and redecorated, with shower- room, kitchenette, own telephone, TV aerial. To let from 26 July. £370 p.w. inc. of c.h. but exc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford 511500.

Summertown: furnished, self-contained first-floor flat in detached house in pleasant, quiet cul-de-sac, available 1 Aug.; 1 double bedroom, 1 small single bedroom/study, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom with shower; gas c.h.; shared use of gardens; parking space. £500 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01482 466548/668572 (answer-phone), e-mail:

Modern 2-bedroom apartment to rent with south-facing balcony off Banbury Road (Thackley End). Within short walking distance of Oxford city centre. £670 p.m. plus council tax and electricity. Available from 15 Aug. for 1 year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 735679 (evenings).

Woodstock Road, Oxford: to let 1 Oct. 1999–31 May 2000. Large second-floor flat, overlooking St John's College sports field; lounge, 23 ft., gas fire; bedroom same; large hall; kitchen, gas cooker, fridge, microwave, new washer; large bathroom with separate shower cubicle; 10 minutes from city centre by bus. Suitable for academics or professional people. No children. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 556780.

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments; very convenient for all university departments; above average standard of accommodation; space, parking, and security; best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Available for the next academic year and various earlier dates from July; rents £620–£720 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 516144, fax: 437996.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Second-floor flat available end of Oct.; first-floor flat available Aug. Both with large double bedroom, large drawing- room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Central North Oxford, four minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Aug. £725 p.c.m.. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail:

North Oxford : prestigious 2-bedroom first-floor apartment available; fully furnished and equipped; ideal location for easy access to universities and city centre facilities; available beginning of Sept.–end of Mar. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:, Internet:

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Summer Lets

Oxford summer let: spacious traditional 3-bedroom house with garden, fully furnished and equipped, all mod. cons., in the heart of academic North Oxford, 3 minutes' walk to Summertown shops and amenities; to let 1–31 Aug. (negotiable). Tel.: Oxford 558254, e-mail:

Central Oxford: fully furnished large properties available for summer lets in Oxford. Ideal accommodation for visiting groups. Various locations within city, walking distance of city centre and all local amenities, and on bus route direct to city shops, universities, and city facilities. Available 8 Aug.–1 Sept. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:, Internet:

North Oxford /Summertown: substantial well-presented furnished 4-bedroom family home; fully equipped spacious kitchen/dining area; 2 attractive lounges and garden. Very conveniently situated for Summertown shops. Available July. £700 p.w. English Homes. Tel.: 0802 876542, or Oxford 797817.

Central North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom flat; fully furnished, conservatory, living-room, parking space, private patio. Ideal location. Available Aug. and Sept., £200 p.w. Tel.: O1993 811878.

Central North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom flat; fully furnished, conservatory, living-room, parking space, private patio; ideal location. Available Aug. and Sept., £200 p.w. Tel.: 01993 811878.

Cosy Victorian house in quiet North Oxford street, available 31 July–21 Aug.; large family kitchen with Aga; utility; sitting-room; sleeps 3 adults, 2 children; close to Port Meadow; easy access to centre of Oxford. £840. Tel.: Oxford 512397/311904.

Live in comfort near the Thames, close to city centre; Victorian house; c.h.; 4 bedrooms; large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet and w.c.; shower room and w.c.; pretty south-facing garden; new fully-equipped kitchen. Available for 6 weeks, 24 July–5 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Single room to let in spacious house shared with two other persons, 5 miles south of Oxford; quick access to A34; frequent buses. Available 1 July for 1–12 months. £240 p.c.m. inc. tax. Tel.: 01235 445124 (day), or Oxford 329051 (evening), e-mail:

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee- making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting professor and wife from Vienna seek to rent a furnished flat or small house, preferably in central or North Oxford, Feb.–June 2000. Contact Richard Pring. E-mail:

Going away? Leaving behind an empty property? Professional couple seek house/cottage to house-sit from Sept. onwards (long-term), in the Oxon. area. In return for a modest rent, we are prepared to maintain all aspects of your property. References available. Tel.: 0181-877 3509.

Author seeks quiet flat in North Oxford from late Sept./Oct. for one year (possibly longer). I would be happy to assist with gardening in return for more moderate rent. Tel.: Oxford 243296.

Academic couple looking for a 1–3-bedroom apartment/house for 1 Sept.–30 Nov., in Oxford area. Contact Dr Grace Cheng. Fax: 86-10- 65900962, e-mail:

Female academic seeks to rent an inexpensive furnished flat with parking, preferably in Jericho or north-east central Oxford, from late Sept., for long-term; will be in Oxford beginning of Aug. for viewing. Tel. (after 19 July): 01265 834496, e-mail:

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:, Internet site:

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Due to a sabbatical: North Oxford house, 2–3 bedrooms, or large flat, furnished, sought for 9 months plus from 1 Oct.; or exchange with a beach condominium, furnished, car port, in Santa Barbara, California, with swimming-pool, beach access, near University of California. Dr Sunalp, USA. Fax: 559 636 9767, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Due to sabbatical, North Oxford house available for 6 months plus from 1 October, for rent or exchange with accommodation in Munich, Germany; furnished; 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite), 2 reception, breakfast kitchen, home extension, double entrance, bath, shower, wonderful south-facing garden. Tel.: Oxford 554015/273075, or 01235 464483; e-mail: n

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Holiday Lets

Santa Barbara, CA, rental: elegant 1-bedroom beach apartment, bordering Montecito, Spanish style building, tropical gardens, security gate, pool (hot year-round), gym, tennis; marble floors; patio; sleeps 4 with sofa-bed; newly furnished; own washer/drier, TV/VCR/CD. Suit academic visitor; wonderful base for CA sabbatical. Near whale-watching, boating, scuba, vineyards. $2,100 p.m. Available at regular intervals. Tel.: Oxford 558583.

Cornwall: large, comfortable, exceptionally well-equipped house in moorland village within easy driving distance of the north coast; sleeps up to 11—ideal for 2 families sharing. Tel.: 01869 340634, e-mail:

Island of Hyolze: restored 300-year-old traditional island house on 2 floors; offers spacious accommodation and sleeps 5—two bedrooms, shower, kitchen on ground floor with chapel at rear end; master bedroom with bathroom en-suite on first floor; 30 acres of garden. Available July–Aug.–Sept., £400 p.w. Photographs available. Tel.: 01235 848356 (evenings).

Exmoor National Park: peacefully located 200-year-old cottage, recently modernised to a high standard with spacious family accommodation and private rear garden with frontage onto the Washford river; excellent location for walking and horse-riding, but only a few miles from the coast at Watchet; sleeps 6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms, 2 with vanity units, beamed lounge and separate dining-room, newly fitted kitchen, and bathroom with shower. Shops and pubs in the village, approx. half-mile. Bed-linen and electricity inc. in rent. Sorry no pets. Tel.: 01491 651931, e-mail:

Paris studio: charming courtyard studio apartment, period building, in the fashionable and very central Marais (Rue St Paul). Quiet, light, well-equipped and attractively furnished. £30 per night or £175 per week for members of the University. Available from 1 Aug. throughout the year. Tel.: Oxford 248532.

Ireland: follow in the footsteps of J.M. Synge to the fabled Aran Islands, the mysterious moonscape of the Burren, and the dramatic cliffs of Moher by renting a beautifully refurbished cottage or first-floor studio at a unique holiday and retreat centre in the rolling hills of East Clare. Hill walking, fishing, horse-riding, historic castles, Celtic island forts, monasteries, traditional Irish music, waterfall and bathing pool, all at your door. Eight-bed cottage ideal for families, £150–£300 p.w., studio suitable for couple, £75–£150, all rates seasonally adjusted. Stan and Clare de Freitas. Tel.: 00 353 61 367073, e-mail:

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

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