Flooding in Sa Pobla

Storm Gloria keeps Spain on alert

The forecast for today is for more of the same and weather alerts have been issued in 27 provinces nationwide for heavy rain and snow, strong winds and high seas.


Road closures and advice.

Road closure and advice

Many roads are now flooded and you are advised to drive with extreme caution and if possible not to drive on the mountain roads at all.


The Es Pinaret centre for minors in Palma.

Scandal at the Council: the week in Majorca

The Council of Majorca's social affairs institute was at the centre of a child prostitution scandal; the "booze tourism" decree was passed; there were preparations for this week's tourism fair in Madrid; and there was controversy about Catalan courses for the police.


Tourists on the beach drinking.

Mixed views over booze ban

The Balearic Government is absolutely determined to rid Magalluf, Playa de Palma and Sant Antoni of their boozy reputations once and for all.


Do you think the government is right to introduce booze quota in Magalluf hotels?





Up-cycling Christmas

So all in all, if your tree is still up (like mine is) don’t fret about the hollow curse of tradition.


National Police during the operation

Three cheers...

For the National Police operation against the United Tribuns.


Focus on cars

Pedal to the metal

'Rally Isla Mallorca’ and coming up to its 16th edition in less than two months.


Fiestas of Sant Sebastia

Dragons of Majorca

Palma on Sunday, the correfoc for the Sant Sebastià fiestas will feature beasts of fire.


Simple lamb tagine with apricots and coriander

Essential ingredients

So which foodstuffs constitute essential ingredients for your kitchen store cupboard and where do you begin?


Geranium are a very popular flower in Spain and in Majorca

Gardening in Majorca

I don’t know why the Geranium isn’t the flower of Spain because they are so popular here and really thrive both in the garden and in pots.