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Fines for holiday to Algarve.

Fines for holiday to Algarve.

A couple have been told to pay £450 in fines and costs for taking their children on holiday in term time.

Tracey and Andrew Buckett, of Drayton, Norfolk, took their three children to the Algarve in October last year.

Although one Norfolk school approved the absence, the two others refused permission.

The pair admitted the unauthorised absences at Norwich Magistrates' Court in a prosecution brought by Norfolk County Council.

Mr Buckett said despite the fine the trip was still cheaper than paying for a holiday during the school holidays.

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