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Tantalise your taste buds at La Manga Club

Dining out and enjoying fine food is part and parcel of any good holiday experience and Britons visiting La Manga Club will not be disappointed.

Home to over 20 bars and restaurants, there is something on offer to suit every palette and with a range of cuisine to suit all tastes, there is no reason to set foot out of the resort.

Holidaymakers looking to dine in elegant and distinguished surroundings can head to the Amapola Restaurant, which specialises in top-quality Mediterranean cuisine.

The resort is also home to a stylish Indian restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of La Manga's spa building and offers panoramic views and an extensive menu.

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Brits 'work harder before a holiday'

Employees that have something to look forward to such as a holiday in Spain tend to be more productive.

That is the opinion of the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), which suggested recently that people value their holiday above a lot of other things.

"We know that people work very hard and we have the highest number of working hours in Europe. As a result of that people need holidays to take a break from the pressure," said Abta spokesperson Frances Tuke.

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Alicante museum to showcase Discobolus of Myron

A Roman statue known as the Discobolus of Myron will be making its way to the Costa Blanca this summer.

Currently located at the British Museum, the marble artefact will go on show at the Archaeological Museum of Alicante.

The statue will be one of 125 pieces on loan from the British Museum, Typically Spanish reports.

It is expected to go on display from April 3rd to October 5th – giving holidaymakers ample time to visit the exhibition.

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'Millions' plan to escape the doom and gloom

Millions of Britons are preparing to escape the doom and gloom this year with holidays in Spain and other sun-soaked destinations.

Research by Sainsbury's Bank suggests that almost 13 million people will book their summer holidays before the end of February.

Londoners are the most likely to book a getaway, with 35 per cent planning to escape the UK this year.

"It's really encouraging to see that people are still planning to get away despite the 'credit crunch', which just shows the importance of a holiday to the British public," said Sainsbury's travel insurance manager Sam Marrs.

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City status for Marbella?

Holiday hot spot Marbella could soon be recognised as a larger municipality following its growth and popularity as a tourism destination.

Marbella's town council has supported plans by the region's economic leader to submit an order to try and gain the region the official status of a big city, reports

It comes as many Britons could be considering holidays in Spain this year, despite the economic downturn.

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Break helps tennis star bounce back

Taking a tennis holiday to La Manga Club is the preferred way to relax for many fans of the game but, for one professional, a different kind of break was required.

Jelena Dokic has revealed that taking time out from the tennis circuit is what she needed to get back on top of her game.

The Yugoslavian distanced herself from tennis as she battled depression and poor form but, having returned to the game, now feels ready to enter the world top ten rankings.

Discussing her hiatus, she told the Australian newspaper: "A lot of people didn't know what was going on.

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County Wexford golfers claim La Manga prize

A group of young golfers from Ireland continued their winning streak with victory in a La Manga tournament this month.

Golf holidays to La Manga Club are loved by many golfers, but the resort is also the setting for more nail-biting sporting events such as the Home Nations inter-club championship.

This year's trophy was taken by the youngsters of Rosslare in County Wexford, with Gary Collins, Conor Kelly, Ross Young, Ian Cuddihy and Eamon Kelly all doing their club proud, the Irish Independent reports.

The success follows their recent exploits at the Fred Daly Trophy, at which they also emerged with the top prize.

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"Ambitious" Murcia rail link hailed by mayoress

The mayoress of an Almeria town has hailed a new rail link in the region as a significant development for the region.

Maria Dolores Munoz, mayoress of Pulpi, said the link to Huercal Overa will allow easier transport between the town and areas such as Andalucia and Murcia, the Euro Weekly News reports.

"This is an important step forwards in one of the most ambitious projects for the development of our municipality and our region," remarked Ms Munoz.

A visit to Pulpi is already an option for those taking holidays to La Manga, as there is a line running to the town from Murcia.

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Things to do in Murcia

Located in the south-east of Spain, Murcia has long been popular with British holidaymakers attracted by the region's sandy beaches, mountainous scenery and excellent range of visitor attractions and facilities.

The region basks in sunshine for over 300 days a year and holidaymakers visiting La Manga Club will find plenty to see and do during their stay. Murcia has something to offer everyone, from water parks promising family fun to museums and art galleries for those keen to soak up some culture on their break.

When it comes to beaches, holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice and as well as making use of La Manga's own La Cala beach, they can enjoy some of the region's other popular coastal haunts, which include Las Delicias, Levante and the Playa del Paseo Parra.

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Torrevieja Carnival programme unveiled

Those taking holidays in Spain over the coming month will have the opportunity to attend the annual Torrevieja Carnival, which gets underway this week.

Running until February 22nd, the carnival has something for everyone, with everything from children's events to drag queen competitions taking place, Euro Weekly News reports.

Other highlights of this year's programme of events include the carnival parade which takes place at 4pm on February 15th, along with the annual children's dance.

The programme was officially launched earlier this week by councillor Eduardo Dolon and Julio Ruiz, president of the Association Cultural Carnival de Torrevieja.

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