News of the day 18 January 2017
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Climbing the pine in Pollensa.


Gómez takes the Pollensa pine crown once again

The climb proved to be a great deal easier than last year, when the pine was so greased up that it took an age for there to be a victor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Matilde Asián with Miquel Fluxà of Iberostar.

Holiday rentals

Hoteliers wanting tough action on illegal rentals

There has to be global consensus for rentals' regulation so that regions can avoid problems.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe and Queen Letizia meet business leaders from Majorca - Inma Benito of the hoteliers federation (left) and Javier Hidalgo, CEO of Globalia, next to her.


Balearics looking to grow Spanish tourism

President Armengol stated the case for "balanced tourism" in the Balearics and so for a lengthening of the season, greater quality and employment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There is alarm at the number of tortoises being killed.


Llucmajor concern over dead tortoises

There has been an "alarming" growth in the eagle population, said to be causing "havoc".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bianca Hadley, who is stranded in Gambia.


Majorca resident trapped by Gambia emergency

Bianca Hadley, who lives in Palma and works for Radio One Mallorca, Globo Balear, was today stranded in the Gambian beach resort of Kololi.

Humphrey Carter

News / Comment


Plugging the EU

The single market has a big problem: plugs and language.

Jason Moore

Edition of 18 January 2017