When are they going back to school again? Eye-watering cost of six-week holidays revealed (CLUE: You wont get much change from 3,000)

When are they going back to school again Eye-watering cost of six-week holidays revealed (CLUE: You won’t get much change from 3,000) | UPDATED: 11:37 GMT, 23 July 2012 Parents in the UK will spend a staggering 2,474 on childcare and entertainment this summer, according to a new study. The overall cost of the school holidays includes an average spend of 351 on childcare, 504 on days out and 665 on additional transport and food. Researchers also found that the financial and emotional effect of the summer break is giving 73 per cent of parents sleepless nights as they worry over how to keep their children occupied over 42 days.

The Stone Roses greet their fans in Manchester as they take to the stage after 16 years

'Here we are, here it is, here we go': The Stone Roses greet their fans in Manchester as they take to the stage after 16 years | UPDATED: 12:50 GMT, 30 June 2012 The decided to call it a day 16 years ago but then surprised and delighted their fans last year when they announced they were reforming. And last night it seemed not a day had passed since they last played together as The Stone Roses took to the stage in their hometown of Manchester for their resurrection gig

From cuddly Michael Ball…to the Demon Barber!: The housewives" favourite on transforming into Sweeney Todd

From cuddly Michael Ball…to the Demon Barber!: The housewives' favourite on transforming into Sweeney Todd | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 23 March 2012 Michael Ball as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, at Chichester Festival Theatre Michael Ball says it himself. ‘I’ve got soft features, curly hair with blonde bits and dimples

Russell Brand "sets his sights" on Katy Perry lookalike Zooey Deschanel

Has Russell Brand found himself a New Girl Comedian 'sets his sights' on Katy Perry lookalike Zooey Deschanel He most certainly has a type, if reports are to be believed. Just months after Russell Brand and Katy Perry announced they were divorcing, the comedian is said to have set his sights on another stunning brunette – who is the spitting image of his estranged wife

Mary Portas sets out stall to save the High Street (by calling for a return of "Market Day")

Portas sets out stall to save the High Street (by calling for a return of “Market Day”) Proposals: Mary Portas, who as the Queen Of Shops turned around near-bankrupt small retailers, has told David Cameron that encouraging more market trade would help to turn High Streets into destinations The TV star recruited by the Prime Minister to save Britain’s High Streets will call for a revival of ‘market day’ in an attempt to breathe life back into town centres. Mary Portas, who as the Queen Of Shops turned around near-bankrupt small retailers, has told David Cameron that encouraging more market trade would help to turn High Streets into ‘destinations’

Halloween costume ideas: Angry Birds, Black Swan and Nicki Minaj are most popular

Angry Birds, Black Swan and Nicki Minaj: This year”s most popular Halloween costumes revealed 11:07 AM on 22nd October 2011 Feathered friends: Angry Birds costumes are set to be the most popular outfits for Halloween this year, according to new research based on Google search terms Here come the girls: This year”s most popular Halloween costumes have been inspired by Christina Ricci”s Pan Am outfit (left) Nicki Minaj (centre) and Natalie Portman”s turn in Black Swan (right)

Downton Abbey sparks a craze for corsets, cloche hats and cravats

The Downton effect: TV show sparks a craze for corsets, capes, cloche hats and cravats 6:09 PM on 10th October 2011 En vogue: Sales of Downton Abbey inspired elbow-length gloves, as seen on Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Jessica Brown Findlay have soared by 584 per cent Elaborate fashion: The sisters wear beautifully textured dresses with loveley accessories Hats are in: Cloche hats are having a revival thanks to the series. Sales are up at M&S In on the act: Men are feeling inspired too. Sales of Hugh Bonneville-style cravats are up 28 per cent TOP FIVE “ARISTOCRATIC CHIC” ITEMS AND THE CHARACTERS BEHIND THEIR POPULARITY Elbow length gloves, inspired by Edith Crawley Pearls, inspired by Mary Crawley Fur capes, inspired by Cora, Countess of Grantham Cravats, inspired by Robert, Earl of Grantham Hair jewels, inspired by Lavinia Swire

Lauren Conrad debuts tie-dye hair (as Seventies look is voted "biggest fashion faux pas" of past 50 years)

Lauren Conrad debuts tie-dye hair (as Seventies look is voted “biggest fashion faux pas” of past 50 years) 7:46 PM on 7th July 2011 Hippie chic Reality star Lauren Conrad has coloured her hair with a tie-dye effect – as the trend was voted one of the worst of the past 50 years Hippie horror: Gwen Stefani (left) and Katy Perry show why some trends are best left behind Seventies revival: Miley Cyrus (left) and Kate Garraway look like they got dressed in the dark