News of the day 23 July 2017
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Ismael Gutiérrez, managing director of the Blood and Tissue Bank Trust of the Balearics Islands.


Donating blood in Majorca

There is no blanket ban on Britons giving blood, and the situation is currently critical.

Humphrey Carter

Extra police were being brought in to cope with the passport control queues.


Drunks and passport delays: the week in Majorca

Measures were being adopted to get a grip with the passport control queues; Palma's mayor was vowing to get rid of drunken tourism; Calvia was dealing with Magalluf prostitutes; and a key piece of Balearic legislation was a fiasco.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balti Picornell, the president of the Balearic parliament, who will meet King Felipe for the first time on Friday.

Royal Family

Picornell and Noguera to have first royal audiences

King Felipe and the Royal Family will be arriving in Majorca this week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Visit to the site of the grave by Balearic and Catalonian officials.

War graves

Balearic and Catalonia agreement on Sa Coma war grave exhumation

It is believed that up to 500 Republicans were buried in Sa Coma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Guardia Civil issued advice about the shark to beaches in the area.


Swimmer hurt in Colonia Sant Jordi shark encounter

The tourist's injury was caused by the shark brushing against him.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The triumphal carriage of Valldemossa's La Beata.


What's on in Majorca: 24-30 July

The climax to the Sant Jaume fiestas on Tuesday - a pyromusical spectacular in Alcudia, demons in Manacor, fireworks in Binissalem and Santanyi. Pollensa's La Patrona starts (Moors and Christians not till 2 August). The triumphal carriage of La Beata (really La Beateta) in Valldemossa on Friday. Arta Sant Salvador starts with demons on Friday night. Inca demons and fireworks on Sunday. And fireworks on Sunday in Playa de Muro as well. S'Arracó night of art on Thursday. George Benson in Port Adriano on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

061 had to attend to people who had been fighting as well as to the youngsters who had drunk to excess.


Eight youngsters treated for alcoholic poisoning at Palma night party

The residents' association put a stop to the party at half two this morning.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Love Island government

Opportunities to watch this disjointed government in action are few; put them on TV.

Humphrey Carter

Edition of 23 July 2017