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Spurs players on training holidays in Spain

While footballer Steven Gerrard's wife recently relaxed at a luxury holiday resort in Spain, the players of her husband's rival club Tottenham Hotspur were hard at work on a training holiday in Spain.

And although they were spotted exercising on the golf courses, golf holidays in Spain were the last thing on the footballers minds as they endured tough morning sprints up and down the hills.

The tough training included two sets of six-successive 150 metre sprints.

In the 30 degree heat, the players then hit the gym before picking up their football training in the afternoon.

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"Magnificent" La Manga golf holidays

When it comes to golf holidays in Spain, few can be finer than golf holidays to La Manga.



This certainly seemed to be the feeling of Trevor Peake of the Liverpool Daily Post when he visited the luxury holiday resort in Spain recently.

Mr Peake reports that he enjoyed playing a round of golf with BBC television commentator Alex Hay and his wife on his holiday at La Manga.

"It was a privilege and a pleasure to play with Alex and his delightful wife Anne on my first ever visit to the magnificent La Manga Club, which has three great golf courses in its extensive sporting facilities," Mr Peake noted.

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Money saving tips for holidays in Spain this summer

Brits eager to shave a few pounds of the overall cost of their summer holidays in Spain have been offered a series of tips by one publication.

According to the Times, there are ten top ways in which holidaymakers can save money and still have a great break.

On flights to Spain, cutting down on baggage from 20 kg to 15 kg can save money, while making sandwiches instead of ordering an inflight meal can also earn back pounds.

Changing money prior to arriving at the airport is another tip included in the advice list, as the exchange rate can leave you with ten per cent less for your money than had you shopped around before hand, it is claimed.

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Brits binge buy food and drink before taking flights to Spain

A new study has revealed that Britons like to stock up on travel essentials such as food and drink before taking flights to Spain.

The Co-operative Financial Services reports that 84 per cent of people purchase consumables items and drinks prior to boarding their plane while 60 per cent prefer to pick up a novel or magazine to read on their journey.

Other top buys for holidaymakers preparing for their holidays in Spain are duty free items - sought after by 35 per cent of Brits - and last minute essentials, which 17 per cent of passengers admitted to splashing out on.

Currency also featured as a last minute purchase for four per cent of travellers.

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Alex Curran takes girls only holiday in Spain

The wife of Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard has been spotted making the most of a holiday in Spain.

According to the Daily Mail, Alex Curran wore a white and gold bikini and showed off an enviable tan as she splashed about in the sea.

Alex is the latest in a series of sightings of celebrities who seem to be having a ball at luxury holiday resorts in Spain.

James Blunt was spied this week sailing around the coast of the Spanish holiday island of Formentera.

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Malaga and Alicante are 'popular' holidays in Spain for Brits

Alicante and Malaga have been named as two of the top 20 cities in the eurozone.

According to research from online price comparison service PriceRunner, Malaga is the second most popular city in continental Europe for holidays, TravelMole reports.

Meanwhile, other popular destinations for holidays in Spain included Alicante at third on the list and Barcelona, which placed seventh.

PriceRunner managing director Mattias Berg noted that holidaymakers were looking for ways of saving money on overseas travel.

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Holidays in Spain are "number one" for summer

Britons still can't get enough of holidays in Spain according to information from the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta).

Describing holidays in Spain as "still the number one" choice for Britons, Abta reported that more than two million Brits would be going on holidays abroad this July.

Research undertaken on behalf of Abta by Ascent-MI revealed that the credit crunch has yet to affect people's holiday plans.

The study showed that summer holiday bookings made by UK consumers actually grew by a total of one per cent at the end of June in comparison to 2007.

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James Blunt holidays in Spain

Singer James Blunt has been spotted enjoying a holiday off the coast of Spain close to the island of Formentera.

The Daily Mail reports that Blunt, who penned such numbers as You're Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover, was spotted cavorting on a yacht with a number of friends including actor Gary Dourdan.

The holiday in Spain is part of a break for singer Blunt who has been touring to promote the album All the Lost Souls, which he worked on in Ibiza.

"I have had a party almost every single night," the publication quoted Blunt as saying in regards to his life since he became famous.

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Protect your skin on Spanish holiday, expert warns

British families looking forward to holidays in Spain this summer have been warned to take care when out in the sun.

Dermatology expert from Caner Research UK Dr Lesley Rhodes has been keen to stress that skin cancer is a real danger for people who go out in the sun relatively infrequently but for long periods, as is often the case for those on a Spanish holiday.

She told the Western Mail that holidaymakers from the UK should be aware of the dangers of skin cancer and particularly in hot climates they are not accustomed to.

"Rates of melanoma are set to treble in the next 30 years unless there is a radical change of behaviour among holidaymakers addicted to sunbathing," said Dr Rhodes.

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CO2 offsetting 'not priority' for passengers

Offsetting carbon emissions are not a priority for passengers flying out of airports around the UK, it has been claimed.

According to James Fremantle, industry affairs manager at the Air Transport Users Council (ATUC), there are relatively few people taking up the option to offset the emissions resulting from their flights to La Manga or any other holiday destination.

Mr Freemantle made clear that the airlines he had been in contact with felt that while the popularity of carbon offsetting is increasing it had yet to become a commonly used way to show concern for the environment.

"We certainly supported the scheme as a way passengers can marry up their environmental concerns and still be able to fly," said Mr Freemantle.

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