Christopher Edwards has told the jury at Nottingham Crown Court that when he and his wife went to France last year they never intended to "hide there forever" and that they "could not sustain things anymore".
He says that they eventually returned to the UK because they had run out of money.
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Another dry day with sunny periods, becoming locally very warm.
The family were caught up in the Manchester attack