Telford couple fined over children's holiday
15 January 2014 Last updated at 22:04 GMT
A couple who took their children on a week-long holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay £993 in costs and fines.
Stewart and Natasha Sutherland, from Telford, Shropshire, their two daughters, aged 15 and 13, and six-year-old son went to the Greek island of Rhodes for a week at the end of September 2013.
The couple originally refused to pay a £360 fine. It then doubled after they failed to pay within 21 days.
They admitted failing to ensure their children attended school regularly.
Joanne Writtle reports.