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Pregnant flyers 'should be treated as individuals'

Pregnant women wishing to take flights to Spain should be treated on a case-by-case basis, it has been asserted.

According to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), a trade union and professional organisation run by midwives for midwives, it is impossible to create a comprehensive set of guidance for pregnant flyers because "you never know what can happen to a pregnant woman once you take off".

However, in certain cases, women should not travel, for example if they have a low-lying placenta or high blood pressure.

"Some airlines say they will admit pregnant women up to a certain number of weeks and usually they want the midwife or doctor to give confirmation that she is fit," Janet Fyle, professional policy advisor for the RCM commented.

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Horseriding at La Manga Club

Holidays to La Manga Club are perfect for those on family holidays in Spain. The beauty of a luxury holiday in La Manga Club is that the break can be as active or as relaxing as you like.

Parents can relax on the beaches of the Mar Menor while children splash in the sea, golf enthusiasts can practice their driving and putting on the many golf courses at the resort while their partners try out their swing at the tennis centre.

Budding footballers can even enjoy a kick-around at the professional football academy.

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Tie me kangaroo down sport

Those taking Spanish holidays in Alicante may have found themselves face-to-face with a creature better associated with the land down under than the popular European holiday destination they had travelled on holiday to.

A young kangaroo was discovered in a field near to Elda. Measuring 30 centimetres in length the antipodean creature was reported to have been neglected.

Think Spain reports that Esther Esquembre from the Animal Protection Society's centre in Villena noted that the kangaroo "shows signs of not having been looked after correctly" due to lumps of fur falling out.

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Creamfields festival to take place in Spain

One of thirteen confirmed Creamfields festivals will take place in Spain in 2008, it has been reported.

According to Gigwise, organisers have confirmed that the global extravaganzas will follow a tenth anniversary of Creamfields' flagship festival in Daresbury, Cheshire during August.

"It was the perfect time to take Creamfields to new territories," James Barton, chief executive officer of Cream was quoted as saying by Gigwise.

Last year, the UK event was headlined by The Chemical Brothers and a full line-up for Creamfields UK 2008 is scheduled to be announced on BBC Radio 1 next month.

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El Forestal villas in La Manga Club

Located at the far end of La Manga Club, El Forestal villas offer holidaymakers seclusion, luxury and tranquillity.

El Forestal villas are situated close to Beach Cove. Beach Cove is La Manga Club's private beach, sometimes referred to as La Cala Beach Cove.

The secluded beach lies on the Mediterranean coast and is in easy reach of those staying at El Forestal villas.

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Stylish Montemares villas in La Manga Club

Hard working Britons can look forward to luxurious and relaxing holidays in La Manga Club if they stay at Montemares apartments.

Located in the southern part of La Manga Club, Montemares offers stylish villas alongside a selection of two, three and four-bedroom apartments.

Situated close to the Mediterranean coast, the villas have a modern feel with features including broadband and wireless internet connection, air conditioning for the summer months and ducted heating for the winter alongside satellite television with UK channels.

Most holidaymakers will prefer looking out to the coast however, with the majority of villas offering views out to the Mar Menor inland sea.

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Alicante Esplanade's 50th year celebrations

If you're lucky enough to have taken a Spanish holiday to Alicante in the past week, you may have witnessed the amazing 50th anniversary celebrations for the city's historic and iconic wavy esplanade.

The esplanade was laid on February 19th 1958 and is a popular place for tourists to visit during their holiday in Spain, featuring many restaurants and shops, as well as being a favourite place for elderly locals to indulge their love of cards.

The marble tiles are presented in the three traditional colours of the Spanish holiday province - cream, black and red, contrasting wonderfully with the seven kilometers of sandy beaches the esplanade has to offer.

Alicante's esplanade is a mainstay of Spanish holiday postcards and guidebooks, and long may it continue – for at least another fifty years!

Alicante, on the beautiful Costa Blanca, was formed as a trading point by the Greeks and the Phoenicians in the tenth century, but was at later points in history developed by Carthagian, Roman, Gothic, Moorish and Christian hands, all of who's influence can still be seen in the city today.

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Murcia "has a huge amount to offer"

With news this week that more Britons booking flights to Murcia could head inland when they get there, one article has pointed to the popularity of the Lorca region.

The popularity of the area, which may be of interest to those considering luxury holidays in Spain, was recently highlighted in a survey that placed it as the third most popular place to visit in Murcia,

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Gastronomic holidays in Spain

Food-loving British holidaymakers may soon be taking their flights to Alicante to feed their fantasy of a perfect break. has reported that holidaymakers can enjoy their Spanish holidays by taking a "gastronomic voyage" and journeying along the paella trail in Valencia.

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El Pinar Apartments at La Manga Club

El Pinar Apartments at La Manga Club are among the most luxurious apartments for those enjoying Spanish holidays to reside in.

Built into the surrounding hillside, the apartments offer enviable views out to Mar Menor and to golf courses in La Manga Club resort.

El Pinar Apartments look onto an outdoor pool area that is shared between residents, offering holidaymakers a sociable yet secluded feel to their luxury holiday in La Manga Club.

The residence also has a central position within the resort and is therefore ideal for families looking to take advantage of the sporting facilities available on a holiday in La Manga Club.

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