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Alicante to host glass work exhibition

The Costa Blanca is covered in golden sand, so it is perhaps fitting that the Alicante Archaeology Museum is currently presenting an exhibition of one of sand's more beautiful incarnations - glass.

Those taking Spanish holidays from now until March can view some unique and breathtaking glass pieces from ancient periods at the museum.

Donated temporarily by the Catalonian Museum of Archaeology, the show is is part of the Glassway, Interreg III-B Western Mediterranean Project, sponsored by the European Union.

Comprising of three unique sections; history of glass, fabrication techniques and uses of glass; this exhibit is of interest to both eager to learn children and adults with an eye for art.

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'Better quality of life on Costa Blanca'

Some Britons travelling out on Spanish holidays fall so in love with the region that it becomes hard to tear themselves away and return to a life in the UK.

This was particularly the case for the Chessher family, who relocated from the UK to Gandia, a town on the Costa Blanca not far from Alicante, Homes Worldwide reports.

According to the company, husband and father John Chessner decided the time was ripe to relocate after spending not enough time with his wife and children.

Eventually the couples decided on a move to Gandia and took flights to Alicante to discover the surroundings.

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Spain in bid to bring safety to roads

Brits taking Spanish holidays can look forward to travelling on safer roads, as the government has now passed through new driving regulations.

Typically Spanish reports that road users who have had any form of corrective surgery to their eyes during the past year must take a vision test and renew their driving licence.

It is estimated that this will affect roughly 75,000 drivers in Spain.

Holidaymakers taking flights to Alicante for a Spanish holiday may be interested to know that they do not need to change their British driving licence to a Spanish driving licence in order to rent a hire car and motor abroad.

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Brits fly to Spain for nips and tucks

British holidaymakers are taking flights to Murcia for more than paella and sangria, one commentator has revealed.

According to the Times, many UK consumers travelling abroad to enjoy Spanish holidays are coming back with more than a sun kissed glow to their cheeks.

The publication claims that Spain is becoming the cosmetic surgery capital of Europe with travellers from all over the continent taking Spanish holidays with a view to improving on their pout or reducing their waistline.

"Large numbers of Brits, ostensibly on holiday, are coming home with a new set of breasts and a wide-eyed pout which wouldn't look out of place on Desperate Housewives," the newspaper reports.

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Be stylish at Valencia Fashion Week

Thousands of tourists have been enjoying Spanish holidays of a more stylish kind in Valencia this week as the fourth Valencia Fashion Week got underway.

From January 29th to 31st a host of talented designers were showcasing their latest creations and competing to win prestigious prizes in a number of fashion parades

Each was dedicated to a different category of designer, from the elite to the emerging, including one for young fashion hopefuls who displayed their autumn-winter collections.

While those who were able to make it to the exhibition site sipped champagne and engaged in trendy chit chat others who could not attend were able to watch all the action on a giant screen in Fashion Square on central Colon Street.

Parades were broadcast live allowing locals and holidaying visitors alike to witness some of the exciting shows as they were passing by, while highlights of the event were relayed on the screen across the three days.

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Murcia councillor makes plans for new airport

The regional councillor for public works, housing and transport in Murcia, is meeting with tour operators and airlines to discuss plans for a new airport in Corvera.

Jose Ballesteros will be taking to key global industry players including Iberia, Ryanair, Air Europa, Air France and TUI, according to Typically Spanish.

Murcia International Airport will be built and managed by the operator Aeromur and will have a passenger capacity of around 1.5 million, the news website reports.

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Free exhibition now at Espai Cultural Caja Madrid

A free exhibition has been launched in Barcelona highlighting the fiery passions that football can evoke.

Football fans on a Spanish holiday may wish to visit the Espai Cultural Caja de Madrid where over 400 photographs are on display as well as many other items documenting the social and cultural phenomenon that the sport has become.

Entitled Pasion en las Grandas, the display illustrates both the positive and negative effects that football has given rise to, with team loyalty often spilling over into violence.

In particular, one of the most moving parts of the exhibition documents the hatred and violence that has been associated with the sport including a collection of items that have been thrown at players in times of fury.

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Set-jetting in Spain

Set-jetting has become the latest travel sensation according to Gapyear.com

Founder Tom Griffiths indicated that many holidaymakers are now travelling around the world to see famous film sets.

He highlighted that films like The Beach and Lord of the Rings had made their film locations - Thailand and New Zealand respectively - extremely popular to tourists wishing to take in the sets in all their glory.

Spain is also becoming a budding set-jetting location with a number of movies taking advantage of the idyllic scenery to give a fantastic backdrop to both romantic comedies and thrillers alike.

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Hidden Spain 'contains bears'

Britons with a keen sense of adventure opting for a Spanish holiday may find themselves rubbing shoulders with bears, if they travel to the Costa Verde in Asturias.

The Independent reports that the Costa Verde is a "relatively" unexplored region of north-west Spain.

Holidaymakers can enjoy quiet family beach holidays in Spain in the "hub of eco-friendly tourism".

Expect to see Celtic traditions and a large population of western European bears, the publication reports.

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Mushroom man loses argument

Brits taking flights to Alicante who then venture into the countryside should learn the lesson of what not to eat from a local mushroom collector who recently went to extreme lengths to win an argument and ended up in hospital.

Typically Spanish reports that Jose Manuel Hidalgo got into a disagreement with locals in regards to the lethality of wild mushrooms, as he displayed his recently collected mushrooms at a village open day in Fuentes de Leon.

He argued that it was permissible to eat 20 grams of poisonous mushrooms without suffering fatal consequences, a claim disputed by fellow locals and posters on the walls.

Mr Hidalgo proceeded to take bites out of the fungi before displaying symptoms of alcohol inebriation.

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