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Mexico fines Cancun airport 37 million for taxi monopoly

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s anti-monopoly agency has fined the Cancun international airport the equivalent of about $3.7 million for not allowing more taxis to compete and lower fares for travellers.The federal competition commission said the airport improperly resisted allowing more taxis at the airport, resulting in prices that were about 8% higher than they should have been.Over eight years studied by the agency, that was estimated to cost travellers almost $5 million in higher fares.The agency says the airport got a cut of each fare, suggesting it kept fares high to maintain that income. It ordered the airport to evaluate potential new competitors fairly and allow them to enter service quickly if they meet applicable standards.The airport operator, a company known as ASUR, says it will appeal the decision.The Associated Press read more

Parents queued from 3am to get children into Breakfast Club

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Parents hoping to get their children into a breakfast club queued from 3am outside a primary school due to limited space.More than 130 determined parents lined the curb outside the school for the annual breakfast club sign-up.Places at the early morning club are limited and the school operates a first-come, first-serve policy.Grandmother Annett Farrow, 69, left her home in Carmarthen, West Wales, at 1am to secure her place in the queue.She said: “We have been on the road since 1am and got here at 3am.”My son and daughter-in-law are on holiday so we had to come. If it gets them a place it will have been worth it.”We have bought biscuits and crisps – the only problem is the toilets. We have been using the toilets in the hotel opposite.” Grandmother Annett Farrow, 69, left her home in Carmarthen, West Wales, at 1am to secure her place in the queueCredit:Media Wales Grandmother Annett Farrow, 69, left her home in Carmarthen, West Wales, at 1am to secure her place in the queue “If I didn’t have this I would not be able to go to work- I can’t risk not getting a place, I don’t have a plan B.” The 400-pupil primary school, called Ysgol Y Berllan Deg in Cardiff, sends a letter out to parents to alert them to the sign-up date.The breakfast club is a Welsh Government scheme which provides a free, healthy breakfast at school each day.Leanne Taylor, who arrived at the school around 3am, said: “If I drop them off at 8.30 I won’t be getting into work until 10 because of the traffic. read more