News of the day 5 January 2017
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Police in Palma considering scrapping arrests for minor drink-driving offences

The Guardia Civil and other local police forces do not detain drivers if a minor offence has been committed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Refugee crisis

Watchtowers to be lit up in support of refugees' plight

The lighting-up of the watchtowers will take place on Saturday evening.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


November tourist spending in the Balearics rose by 8%

Total spending in November increased in line with there having been more tourist arrivals.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Manacor clamping down on illegal building work

The hotel in Porto Cristo has been sealed off and the electricity has been cut off.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


The Three Kings bring joy to Majorca

Thousands of people turned out to greet the Three Kings as they docked in the old port at 18.00.

Humphrey Carter

News / Comment


Safe from terror

Europe needs to be on full alert at all times to keep us safe.

Jason Moore

Edition of 5 January 2017