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England's female footballers emerge from La Manga camp

The England Women's football squad will be jetting off for further training soon, having spent time at a camp in La Manga Club this month.

Manager Hope Powell has selected 26 players for another get-together in Cyprus between February 3rd and 13th.

The squad were based at La Manga Club from January 12th to 17th for a few sessions in the Costa Calida sunshine.

January is proving to be a busy month for the camp, which has also welcomed the squads of FC Basel and PSV Eindhoven since the start of the new year.

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La Manga tournament helps golfer turn pro

A golf holiday in La Manga Club it may not have been, but for 19-year-old Florentyna Parker, her trip to the famous courses will be even more memorable.

The Germany-based golfer recently made the cut at the La Manga Qualifying School, which means she will be taking part in the European tour.

Emerging from the qualifying tournament holds particular significance for Parker, as it has preceded her turning professional, the Liverpool Daily Post reports.

Had she not flourished as a golfer, Parker may have been enjoying a tennis holiday at La Manga Club.

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Springsteen to rock Benidorm?

Music fans taking holidays in Spain may have the opportunity to see rock legend Bruce Springsteen perform later this year.

The American singer, whose back catalogue contains hits such as Born in the USA and Born to Run, is reportedly in talks to play a gig in Benidorm this summer.

According to Typically Spanish, officials at Benidorm Town Hall have earmarked July 31st as a possible performance date.

Details have yet to be confirmed; however, it is thought that the singer will play a number of Spanish concerts as part of the promotional tour for his new album Working on a Dream.

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Historic exhibition opens in Spain

Those taking holidays in Spain this month will have the opportunity to learn more about the country's history at a new exhibition in Cartama.

The exhibition, which showcases a number of Megalithic artefacts and reconstructions, will remain open until February 19th, Euro Weekly reports.

Guided tours are available and the exhibition will open from Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm and from 4:30pm until 8:30pm.

The exhibition will also present reconstructed images of village live in Spain during the Copper Age.

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Top tips for travelling with kids

With half-term fast approaching, families across the UK will no doubt be planning their holidays to Spain and, according to flight search engine Skyscanner, parents can ease the stress of travelling with kids by following its 'top tips'.

Those travelling with young children are advised to pack economically and prepare for delays by carrying enough essential items such as nappies and baby food.

Checking in early is also advisable, particularly for large families that want to sit together.

Providing children with toys to keep them amused is a must; however, holidaymakers are advised to leave messy games and noisy objects at home.

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Use 'alternative' payment methods when travelling abroad

Those taking holidays in Spain and other destinations overseas should carry a mixed wallet, with a combination of cards, cash and travellers cheques

Tim Pie, a spokesman for HSBC said holidaymakers should also notify their bank if they will be carrying out transactions abroad.

Holidaymakers failing to contact their bank could see their card blocked.

"In the vast majority of cases of we block a transaction and telephone customers so we would advise customers to keep their mobile and contact details with them when they travel," Mr Pie commented.

The classic travellers cheque is an excellent "fall-back" option for holidaymakers concerned about carrying money overseas, he added.

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Holidays in Spain 'offer fantastic value'

The euro may have gained strength against the pound in recent months, but holidays in Spain still offer excellent value.

That is according to the latest Post Office Holiday Money Report, which revealed that Spain is the best-value destination within the eurozone.

Results show that the cost of a three-course meal with wine is the same in Spain as it is in Bulgaria.

Furthermore, the average cup of coffee is priced at just £1.

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Travelling without insurance is 'irresponsible'

Taking a holiday in Spain without travel insurance is "irresponsible", it has been claimed.

Speaking recently, James Furse, managing director of travel insurance firm, said it was "short-sighted" of people to neglect their insurance needs.

"It is more and more important now.

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Biel and Timberlake enjoy golf on holiday

Whether it is a golf holiday in La Manga Club or a few rounds across the other side of Atlantic, it appears taking to the fairways is a great way for couples to spend time together.

One celebrity pair to enjoy a day on the golf course is singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel, who have been playing while on holiday in Mexico.

Indeed, Biel has been taking lessons to give herself a head start as she attempts to get her game up to the standard of the former *NSYNC star.

"Jessica isn't really that interested in golf, but she really wants to get better at it," said a source.

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New station design for Alicante unveiled

Visitors to La Manga Club who decide to take a trip to Alicante will soon be able to take advantage of an ultra-modern public transport interchange.

Typically Spanish reports that the designs for the new Central Station were unveiled by Alicante's mayor Sonia Castedo this week, revealing a futuristic image for the hub.

The man behind the striking appearance is architect Emilio Vicedo, while the project is set to cost up to 35 million euros.

As well as offering interchange services for local train lines, buses and trams, the station will be a stop for AVE high-speed trains.

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