The days of romantic travelling were being recalled, the tourist tax either was or wasn't going to be doubled in winter, the French were misbehaving again, and there was good news for lovers of the Big Mac.
The price of land in the Balearics is second only to the price in the Madrid region.
Harrak maintains that he was in fact supplying information to the National Intelligence Centre.
Among challenges facing a new president will be the wage negotiations, on which there is division between the smaller and larger hotel chains.
Aptur: It is unfair that potential new places will not go to a type of accommodation (rentals) for which there is growing demand.
Antoni Noguera: The Paseo Marítimo "must be a symbol of the Palma of the future".
Binissalem wine fair at the weekend, with demons' correfoc fire-run early on Saturday morning (half one!). Cala Millor tourist fiestas start on Wednesday - correfoc and fireworks on Sunday. Palma's Fira B fair for music and the performing arts features free concerts (jazz, rock, electronica) Thursday to Saturday.
The heaviest rain and storms are most probable in the north of the Balearic archipelago.