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Mijas to host food event

Visitors to Spain will later this month have the opportunity to sample some of the finest food on offer in the country.

Kicking off on November 17th, the Mijas Week of Cuisine is a celebration of food and an opportunity for visitors to attend presentations and brush up on their cookery skills.

'Foreign Chefs in Spain' is the theme for this year's event and organisers are expecting Danish, Spanish, Chinese and British to attend the event.

Taking place at Ciomijas catering school in La Cala, the festival offers those taking holidays in Spain the opportunity to partake in cookery workshops, sample fine wines and pick up some tips from the experts.

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Workaholic Brits 'need holidays'

With national stress levels soaring and Britons working longer hours than ever before, taking regular holidays in Spain and other relaxing destinations has never been so important.

A recent survey carried out by Friends Provident revealed that 61 per cent of Britons are feeling more stressed out and prone to illness than ever before.

Furthermore, it seems that millions of workers are failing to make use of their full holiday entitlement.

Of those surveyed, a third said they were unable to use all of their holiday allowance due to work pressures.

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Enjoy 'fine dining' at La Manga

One of the main attractions of a holiday in Spain is arguably the opportunity to sample the country's fine food and wine.

A poll out today revealed that overworked Britons are more in need of holidays than ever and for those looking to escape and have their every need attended to, a holiday at La Manga Club in Spain is just the ticket.

Once the sun has set and the golf clubs and tennis racquets have been put to rest, guests can tickle their taste buds with a meal at one of the resorts many exclusive eateries.

With the resort home to more than 20 bars and restaurants, there is certainly no shortage of choice and visitors can sample them all by dining in a different one every evening.

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Cut hire car costs with 'eco-driving'

Holidaymakers hiring a car in Murcia can dramatically reduce their fuel costs by adopting eco-driving techniques, it has been claimed.

Bob Millard of the Driving Standards Agency suggested that drivers could reduce both their stress levels and their costs by driving in a more economic fashion.

"Adopting eco-safe driving techniques, drivers will be safer, with a reduction in the risk of accidents, and their journeys will be less stressful," he commented.

According to the RAC, Britons waste around £2.

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Puppet festival promises family fun

Families taking holidays in Spain this winter should have no problem keeping the little ones entertained.

Taking place throughout November and December, Alicante's annual International Puppet Festival promises to keep everyone thoroughly entertained.

According to events site What's on When, visitors will be entertained by acts from across the world, with puppeteers travelling from as far away as Argentina and Russia.

Over 30 performances have been scheduled to take place over the course of the festival.

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Pianists take centre stage in Marbella

Talented musicians from around the globe are set to descend on Spain next week for the first Marbella International Piano Festival.

Running from Wednesday November 12th to Friday November 15th, the festival aims to promote the arts and raise money for charity, reports.

The festival will feature performances from talented Spanish pianists, along with entertainment from musicians as far away as Taiwan and Venezuela.

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Scottish squad prepares at La Manga

The Scottish rugby union squad has been enjoying the year-round climate at La Manga Club recently.

However, rather than relaxing at the luxury holiday resort in Spain, the team have been knuckling down for some pre-tournament preparation.

According to the Scotsman, the players are making use of the first-class training facilities at La Manga Club as they get in shape for the RBS Six Nations Championship.

The resort offers quite a contrast to the low temperatures and wet weather the players are used to back home.

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Penrose exhibition opens in Malaga

Art lovers holidaying to La Manga Club might like to consider renting a car in Murcia and driving to the Picasso Foundation in Malaga.

The museum - which is housed in the building where Picasso was born - is hosting an exhibition of the work of British artist Roland Penrose.

Penrose was a good friend of Picasso's - so much so that he was able to write a biography of the Spanish master - and this show offers the chance to compare the styles of the contemporaries.

The exhibition allows visitors to view the work of one of the UK's first surrealist painters and runs until January 25th, typicallyspanish.

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Christmas holidays in Spain 'on the agenda'

Tired of the gloomy weather, over half of Britons say they dream of jetting off to warmer climes this winter.

A survey carried out by revealed that 60 per cent of Britons would like to spend the Christmas period abroad, with 41 per cent saying they longed for a beach break.

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Hard-working Brits 'long for spa breaks'

One in six Britons would like to kick back and take a relaxing spa break this Christmas, it has been revealed.

Research carried out by revealed that 16 per cent of people would like nothing more than to spend the festive period being pampered and preened.

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