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Historic exhibition opens in Spain

Those taking holidays in Spain this month will have the opportunity to learn more about the country's history at a new exhibition in Cartama.

The exhibition, which showcases a number of Megalithic artefacts and reconstructions, will remain open until February 19th, Euro Weekly reports.

Guided tours are available and the exhibition will open from Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm and from 4:30pm until 8:30pm.

The exhibition will also present reconstructed images of village live in Spain during the Copper Age.

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Top tips for travelling with kids

With half-term fast approaching, families across the UK will no doubt be planning their holidays to Spain and, according to flight search engine Skyscanner, parents can ease the stress of travelling with kids by following its 'top tips'.

Those travelling with young children are advised to pack economically and prepare for delays by carrying enough essential items such as nappies and baby food.

Checking in early is also advisable, particularly for large families that want to sit together.

Providing children with toys to keep them amused is a must; however, holidaymakers are advised to leave messy games and noisy objects at home.

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Use 'alternative' payment methods when travelling abroad

Those taking holidays in Spain and other destinations overseas should carry a mixed wallet, with a combination of cards, cash and travellers cheques

Tim Pie, a spokesman for HSBC said holidaymakers should also notify their bank if they will be carrying out transactions abroad.

Holidaymakers failing to contact their bank could see their card blocked.

"In the vast majority of cases of we block a transaction and telephone customers so we would advise customers to keep their mobile and contact details with them when they travel," Mr Pie commented.

The classic travellers cheque is an excellent "fall-back" option for holidaymakers concerned about carrying money overseas, he added.

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Holidays in Spain 'offer fantastic value'

The euro may have gained strength against the pound in recent months, but holidays in Spain still offer excellent value.

That is according to the latest Post Office Holiday Money Report, which revealed that Spain is the best-value destination within the eurozone.

Results show that the cost of a three-course meal with wine is the same in Spain as it is in Bulgaria.

Furthermore, the average cup of coffee is priced at just £1.

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Travelling without insurance is 'irresponsible'

Taking a holiday in Spain without travel insurance is "irresponsible", it has been claimed.

Speaking recently, James Furse, managing director of travel insurance firm greenbee.com, said it was "short-sighted" of people to neglect their insurance needs.

"It is more and more important now.

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Biel and Timberlake enjoy golf on holiday

Whether it is a golf holiday in La Manga Club or a few rounds across the other side of Atlantic, it appears taking to the fairways is a great way for couples to spend time together.

One celebrity pair to enjoy a day on the golf course is singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel, who have been playing while on holiday in Mexico.

Indeed, Biel has been taking lessons to give herself a head start as she attempts to get her game up to the standard of the former *NSYNC star.

"Jessica isn't really that interested in golf, but she really wants to get better at it," said a source.

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New station design for Alicante unveiled

Visitors to La Manga Club who decide to take a trip to Alicante will soon be able to take advantage of an ultra-modern public transport interchange.

Typically Spanish reports that the designs for the new Central Station were unveiled by Alicante's mayor Sonia Castedo this week, revealing a futuristic image for the hub.

The man behind the striking appearance is architect Emilio Vicedo, while the project is set to cost up to 35 million euros.

As well as offering interchange services for local train lines, buses and trams, the station will be a stop for AVE high-speed trains.

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'Start date approaching' for Murcia-Almeria rail link

Guests at La Manga Club looking to see a little more of the surrounding region may be interested to learn of the latest developments nearby.

A rail link is planned that will connect the holiday favourites of Murcia and Almeria, stretching 9.5 kilometres, the Euro Weekly News reports.

Now, it seems that a start date for the work could be edging closer, with 36 companies expressing their interest in the scheme.

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Tennis holiday romance for pop star

Amy Winehouse is reportedly enjoying a holiday romance with a tennis instructor as she takes a break from the UK.

The pop star is getting herself in shape while she takes time out from the music scene and has met a new man in the process.

According to the Sun, Winehouse's new squeeze is a tennis instructor and is very much the active, sporty type.

A source told the newspaper: "He teaches tennis and other sports at the resort where Amy stayed […] Amy's really into him.

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Oxfordshire golfer misses cut at La Manga Club

Golf holidays to La Manga Club conjure fond memories for most of the people who have enjoyed a round or two on the resort's world class fairways.

However, the pressure was on for many female players recently as they recently took part in the Qualifying School at La Manga Club.

Those who made the cut celebrated the opportunity to join the Ladies' European Tour, while those who fell short had nothing but the Spanish sunshine to console them.

One such player was Tilly Holder, who missed out with rounds of 75, 78 and 78, the Oxford Mail reports.

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