News of the day 26 August 2017
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Ben Bartlett on becoming a champion BBQer

"Women do all the work but the men get all the credit ... it’s a cave man thing I think."

Humphrey Carter

Hotel chambermaids are deserving of health treatment, but is this a "purpose" for the tourist tax?


Airport, holiday prices, chambermaids: the week in Majorca

Night flights and possible airport strikes; tour operators holding back on hotel contracts; tourist tax going up. And what did chambermaids have to do with the tourist tax?

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Protest against a previous plan for a hire-car tax.


Més still wanting a tax on hire cars

The government would have a problem with a hire-car tax because it doesn't have a complete register of all the cars.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Flight noise is said to be "unbearable".


Demand for more soundproofing against aircraft noise

Aena's measurements for determining the need for soundproofing are said to not be correct.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rubbish was cleared up, but it keeps accumulating because of the town hall and government standoff.


Torrent de Pareis rubbish threatens world heritage status

The Tramuntana's World Heritage Site status could be in danger because of the "total disgrace" of the Sa Calobra rubbish.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

La Beata in Santa Margalida.


What's on in Majorca: 28 August-3 September

The La Beata procession in Santa Margalida on Sunday, one of the fiesta highlights of the summer; demons and correfocs in Felanitx (Monday), Sant Joan (Tuesday), Santa Margalida (Friday), Vilafranca (Saturday). Santa Ponsa's Rei en Jaume fiestas start on Thursday. Vilafranca's melon fair and fest from Thursday, including the melon battle on Saturday afternoon. Puerto Pollensa's Bye Bye Summer evening on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Jason Moore

Edition of 26 August 2017