News of the day 7 October 2016
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Yesterday's rain is due to be repeated over the next ten days.


Cloud and rain in Majorca until the middle of October

Aemet is suggesting that there will be rain at times until at least 16 October with temperatures below normal for the time of year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Expats vote


UK government to give back British foreign residents the right to vote

The government today published detailed plans on how it will deliver its commitment to allow all expats to vote in parliamentary elections

British Embassy Madrid

Alberto Jarabo and Laura Camargo of Podemos. They will now be involved in the budget process, and that could mean a rise in the tourist tax.

Tourist tax

Tourist tax may rise in 2017

Each of the three parties in the government "pact" - PSOE, Més and Podemos - is said to be in favour of increasing the tourist tax rate.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Relatives arrive at the school in Son Roca, Palma today.


Eight-year-old girl beaten up in school playground

The girl was apparently pinned down and kicked repeatedly in what was said to have been a dispute over a ball.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There is a high dropout rate among Balearic secondary school pupils.


Balearics education - the worst in Europe

The Balearics is at the very bottom of an index of education that covers all other Spanish regions and all EU countries.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Vote for life

If we had all been able to vote, then the outcome of the referendum may have been very different.

Jason Moore

Edition of 7 October 2016