News of the day 20 January 2020
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One of the men accused of the gang rape of a minor on Christmas Eve

Child welfare

Increase in cases of child sexual abuse in the Balearics

There was a threefold increase in the number of cases of "sexual aggression" involving minors in 2018.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma revetla for Sant Sebastià


Sant Sebastia celebrations dampened by Storm Gloria

The crowd cheered as the flames took hold, the heat warmed them up and the sausages started cooking.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The car is a total write off


Palma council criticised for lack of road safety warnings

The driver reportedly lost control of the car because of excess water on the road.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather in Ibiza


Storm Gloria continues to hit Majorca

An orange weather warning will remain in place for the Balearic Islands today and tomorrow.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fuel costs more in the Balearics than elsewhere in Spain.


Price of fuel has risen 35% over the past ten years

A litre of petrol in the Balearics now costs 35 cents more than it did in 2009.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Storm Gloria


Record wave crashes in to Sa Dragonera

A number of torrentes in Majorca burst their banks, including, Canyamel, Pina, Sencelles and Sant Llorenç.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Storm clouds over Alicante


Storm Gloria batters Spain with high winds and snowfall

Aemet declared a red alert across 10 provinces in expectation of winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour (80 mph), seven-metre (22-foot) waves and heavy snowfall.


Road closures and advice


Road closure and advice

Many roads are now flooded and you are advised to drive with extreme caution and if possible not to drive on the mountain roads at all.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There was a protest a couple of years ago against development in Deya.

Urban planning

Terraferida calling for suspension of building licences in Deya

Deya has 1,138 tourist accommodation places; the resident population is only 617.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People look at waves during the storm "Gloria" on Barceloneta beach, in Barcelona


Three die in Spain's Storm Gloria

Valencia on the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands are bearing the brunt of the storm today.


News / Comment


Booze ban

“The local authorities have blasted a key warning across the globe that bad behaviour will not be tolerated...”

Jason Moore

National Police during the operation


Three cheers...

For the National Police operation against the United Tribuns.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Beetle in Mallorca


A big boo...

Another pest added to the list.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Simple lamb tagine with apricots and coriander

Food & Fosh

Essential ingredients

So which foodstuffs constitute essential ingredients for your kitchen store cupboard and where do you begin?

Marc Fosh

Geranium are a very popular flower in Spain and in Majorca


Gardening in Majorca

I don’t know why the Geranium isn’t the flower of Spain because they are so popular here and really thrive both in the garden and in pots.

Dorothy Loeffler

Sport / Real Mallorca
Budimir scores his second and Mallorca's third.

La Liga Football

Perfect storm Sunday as Mallorca win 4-1

Five minutes from the end of the first half, Mallorca went into cruise control with a proper world class goal and it was a Bobby Dazzler.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 19 January 2020