News of the day 4 March 2018
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Ioan Ciotau, charged with the murder of his wife.


Court exonerates Puerto Pollensa Guardia Civil officers

Lucia Patrascu was murdered in Puerto Pollensa in May 2016. She had gone to the Guardia Civil four hours before the incident.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Son Reus waste plant.


Waste incinerators running at near capacity

There was meant to have been far more recycling. This accounts for just 15% of all Majorca's waste.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment ministry agents checking water in 2016.


Golf course closure demand because of water use allegations

Environment ministry agents uncovered illegal wells. The law obliges golf courses to use treated water.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Riccardo Gatti.

Refugee crisis

"It's take a chance - flee or die, simple"

Riccardo Gatti is involved in operations off the Libyan coast battling to rescue and save refugees fleeing for their lives.

Humphrey Carter

The Cabrera hostel opened in 2014.


Cabrera hostel occupancy remains low

Across the seven months that it was open last year, the hostel had a 45% occupancy level.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Joan Miralles of Aptur spoke about holiday rentals zoning criteria.


Shooting and 35 years of autonomy: the week in Majorca

Three members of the Porreres robbery gang were held in preventive custody, the sun shone for Balearics Day, Aptur challenged the legal criteria for rentals zoning, and low-season tourism was shown to be increasing.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Guardia Civil sealed off the area.


Sixteen-year-old girl dead in Puerto Alcudia

The Guardia Civil believe that she may have fallen from the fourth storey of a building on the street.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Marriage of Figaro at Palma's Teatre Principal on three evenings this week.


What's on in Majorca: 5-11 March

The Marratxi ceramics fair continues all week, as does the funfair in Palma. The Balearic Symphony Orchestra features in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro", two stars of the Bolshoi Ballet perform "Romeo and Juliet", and Al Anderson and The Original Wailers are at Es Gremi in Palma on Sunday. The Mallorca Classic Car Rally is from Thursday to Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Governing from jail

The Spanish government is never going to allow a Catalan leader who is on the run.

Jason Moore

Sport / Real Mallorca
Edition of 4 March 2018