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X Factor's Ruth Lorenzo to play La Manga Club

X Factor finalist Ruth Lorenzo is set to perform at La Manga Club this weekend, taking to the stage of the luxury holiday resort in Spain's Piano Lounge Bar.

The singer, who came fifth in the 2008 edition of the popular ITV talent show, will be at the Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe venue on Saturday March 13th and visitors will be treated to a number of songs from her repertoire absolutely free.

Lorenzo grew up in Murcia and performed at La Manga Club during the early phase of her career, before she became famous.

She will appear at the Piano Lounge Bar one-month into its new season, which is going to include a number of themed nights throughout 2010.

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Thomas Norret wins La Manga golf event

Thomas Norret of Denmark has won the first Ecco Tour La Manga Golf Masters tournament.

He emerged victorious after a six-hole playoff, with fellow Dane Kasper Linnet Jorgenson and Norwegian Marius Thorp sharing second place.

Going into the tournament, Norret was 18th in the Ecco Tour's order of merit. Finland's Janne Mommo hit a hole-in-one in the first round of the competition and was tied for the lead at the end of the first day, but it was Norret who finished on top.

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Special offers for qualified divers at La Manga Club

Guests at Murcia's La Manga Club will have access to a number of special water activity offers from April 1st if they are qualified divers.

The team from Adventure Divers will be back at the luxury holiday resort in Spain through to June and are throwing in some fresh deals to attract those already initiated in the wonders of water exploration.

A guided shore dive is available for free to people buying any 4 x guided diver package, while anybody booking two boat dives in the marine park will be given kit hire for no charge.

There will also be a Deep Diver package on offer as the speciality of the month.

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Golf holidays in Murcia 'proving popular'

Golf holidays in Murcia are popular among fans of the club and ball game, it has been suggested.

Travel Daily UK reported that the region has "been a favourite" among customers of Golfbreak.com for some time, with the courses, venues and climate all contributing to the appeal.

And it is also convenient to travel to, with the majority of airlines running flights to Murcia daily and Alicante's airport just 45 minutes away.

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Adventure Divers at La Manga from April 1st

Scuba instruction and guided dive specialist Adventure Divers will be at La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain from April 1st, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of underwater activities during the summer season.

Information disclosed in the official La Manga blog this week revealed that the team will be running a number of special offers to attract would-be divers in the two-month period to June, including a 'buy one, get another half price' deal on courses for beginners.

Free t-shirts will also be given out to those booking the Open Water course and the children's Bubblemakers course is to be made available with a ten per cent discount.

"If you're not already a scuba diver then 2010 is the year for you to learn .

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MCC targets twenty20 success at La Manga

Madrid Cricket Club (MCC) has stated that it intends the 3rd Madrid CC Twenty20 Solidarity Cricket Tournament at La Manga Club to be as successful in 2010 as it was last year.

On the luxury holiday resort's official blog, the organisation revealed that €2,350 (£2,135) was raised by the event 12 months ago, with proceeds going to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

Around 1,200 children suffering from visual, hearing and intellectual disabilities benefited from the money, which was used to purchase specialist cricket equipment.

"This year we hope to have just as much success on and off of the pitch," the MCC commented.

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Travellers 'always find time' for golf holiday

One travel writer has suggested that nothing gets in the way of the golf holidays he enjoys with one of his friends.

The Bloke wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post blog that they have been heading away to play the game annually for a number of years and suggested it is unlikely something will disrupt their routine now.

"We may be married - not to each other I hasten to add - but we still manage to make time for our annual golf trip," he remarked.

His friend, Martin, is soon going to be a dad and in order to avoid cancelling the traditional golfing holiday, they have arranged to meet up early this year and have it before the baby is born.

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La Manga Club to host Twenty20 cricket tournament

La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain will play host to next month's 3rd Madrid CC Twenty20 Solidarity Cricket Tournament, according to an official announcement by Madrid Cricket Club.

The organisation said that it was "proud" this week to confirm that the event will be happening at the venue, with two of the luxury holiday resort's grounds to be used during the competition.

Taking place between April 22nd and 26th, the event will see a total of eight teams battle it out to be crowned the overall winners and six twenty20 matches will be held each day.

La Manga offers two artificial pitches for playing cricket, in addition to four full-length practice nets.

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Holidays in Spain 'still most popular in Europe'

Holidays in Spain continue to be the most popular trips in Europe among travellers from some of the continent's biggest nations, new figures have shown.

According to a report conducted by GFK Travel Insights, for British, Dutch and German holidaymakers, the country remains number one in terms of sales-based market share for this summer, ahead of one of the biggest growers in Turkey.

The research follows statistics from Skyscanner in January, which revealed five of the top ten most searched for destinations from UK airports for 2010 were in Spain - along with a further six in the top 50 - and the global sales director of Cheapflights.co.

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Janne Mommo hits hole-in-one at La Manga Club

Janne Mommo of Finland got off to a flying start at the season opener of the Ecco Tour on La Manga Club's award-winning golf course.

The player hit a hole-in-one during the first round of the competition, finishing the day as the joint leader in the clubhouse with a five-under-par 68.
Mommo was tied for first place with Peter Bocian (Sweden), Marius Thorp (Norway) and Thomas Norret (Denmark), who was 18th in the Tour's order of merit in its last update.

Play has already resumed on day two, with Norret leading the pack at 17:36 local time by two shots at eight under.

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