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Day: August 14, 2014

New cable ski business offers water sports in Torrevieja

Activities include water skiing, wake-boarding and wake-skating The Mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón paid a visit to the exciting new “La Bocana” cable ski facilities today, accompanied by the centre director, Sergio Martínez. The new water sports activity centre is situated at the east dock, beside the sports arena at the Marina Salinas. The Mayor emphasised that the facility is one of the most modern and sophisticated in the country, offering a wide range of innovative sporting activities that are difficult to find in other coastal areas. The construction of the cable ski has been possible with thanks to collaboration between the town hall and a group of businesspeople linked to the nautical industry. La Bocana relies on the expertise of fully trained, experienced instructors, who can offer beginner’s and advanced lessons in such activities as water skiing, wake-boarding, and wake-skating. All the equipment required to enjoy these sports is available to hire from the centre. The cable ski zone covers an area 6,000 metres across, with 170 metres of cable, and will remain open to the public 365 days per year. It will operate on a timetable of 10am to 9pm during high season, whilst bookings must be made by appointment only at all other times....

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Fire fighters smother blaze in Orihuela hotel

Employees and guests were evacuated from the historic Palacio de Tudemir A blaze broke out in the kitchens of the Palacio Tudemir Hotel in Orihuela city centre at around 9:20am on Wednesday morning, according to sources from the city fire brigade. The emergency services confirmed that fire fighters spent over an hour and a half trying to isolate and extinguish the flames, which was located on the second floor of the busy hotel. Several hotel employees and guests were evacuated as there was a lot of smoke, although no-one sustained any injuries. Experts have yet to determine the actual cause of the fire, although initial investigations point to an electrical fault with a deep fat fryer....

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