*"and the children’s behaviour and schooling has improved massively since our holiday.’"
So what behavioural problems might there have been prior to this trip?
"The Sutherlands, from Telford, claim they have not lost out because the money they saved with an out-of-season holiday was greater than the penalty."
So why not just pay the original fine and save all this publicity??
"...told the court the family were warned they did not have permission to go on holiday."*
Got everything they deserved, I'm afraid.