News of the day 29 January 2020
News / Latest headlines
Aurelia Cabrera, Pedro Gómez, Antonio García and Manuela Fernández

Business

Last orders at El Muro bar, Palma

The owners of 'El Muro' have decided to retire

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Boris Becker's mansion in Arta

Eviction

Becker Mansion Squatters lose appeal

Four squatters who took over the Artà estate that belonged to Boris Becker have lost their appeal and the eviction order imposed by a Manacor court has been upheld.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Some shops in the commercial galleries of the Plaça Major are still open.

Planning

Urban plan does not allow car park at Plaça Major gallerias

The General Plan would have to be modified if the galleries of Plaça Major are to be turned into a car park.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A sunny winter's day in Majorca

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It’s another gorgeous day in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Councillor Santiago

Child Welfare

Minister defends actions in management of minors

The Balearic Minister for Social Services, Fina Santiago, has defended her actions in relation to the management of minors at Government Centres, amid resignation demands from PP and Vox.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The 19 year previously appeared before a judge but was released

Courts

Gang rape suspects appear in court

As soon as she arrived she realised that she was in danger.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The arrest was made by National Police officers.

Arrests

Nigerian man arrested for evicting tenants

The owner of an apartment in Son Gotleu has been arrested for allegedly forcing four tenants out of the property.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The National Police arrested the assailant

Courts

Baseball bat attacker could be jailed for 4 Years

The injured man got away and fled to his house.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

One of the Thomas Cook Hotels in Minorca

Tourism

Thomas Cook Hotels strike a deal with Globales

The hotel division of Thomas Cook has avoided bankruptcy after striking an agreement with Hoteles Globales.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca visible from Barcelona

Environment

I Can See For Miles & Miles

The silhouette of Majorca has been spotted once again from the Fabra Observatory in Barcelona.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Plaça del Mercat is a pedestrian area

Traffic

Fury over traffic ban In Palma

“We agree that sustainability is about reducing road traffic in the city centre but not about cutting it off."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Timelapse HD Catedral Palma de Mallorca. Espectacle del vuit

Fiestas

Palma Cathedral's Festival of Light

The Cathedral doors will open at 7.30 on Sunday morning; the effect of the "eight" will be at its maximum an hour later.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Archive image of the Llucmajor pit.

Spanish Civil War

Majorca Civil War bodies identified

The bodies of four men who were killed during the Franco era and later exhumed from graves in Llucmajor and Marratxí have now been identified.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Costa Smeralda

Tourism

Environmentally friendly mega-cruise ship docks In Palma

The brand new environmentally friendly ‘Costa Smeralda’ cruise ship docked in Palma yesterday bringing 5,440 tourists to the city.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourist tax

Court rejects tourist tax legal challenge

The Majorca Hoteliers Federation launched the process for judicial review in September 2016.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Crime

Alleged drugs gang leader denies involvement

Eleven people were arrested over the trafficking of cocaine from Galicia to Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Comment

Shop openings

“Shops and restaurants need as much help as they can get...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

The Brits love Majorca

Despite all the scaremongering over Brexit, it looks like the Britons are still coming.

Humphrey Carter

The Mallorca Cricket Club

Confidential

Competitive cricket returns to Majorca. Plus, fire frenzy and fiestas!

The annual Balearic Cup inter-island cricket competition will be held in Majorca from May 8 to 10.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
The gambas al ajillo got a 10 rating

Restaurant Review

A nice way to start a meal

Local restaurant review of Gastrobar Saratoga, Paseo Mallorca 6, Palma.

Andrew Valente

Save The Med’s 7,5m rib, R.V. Ondine

Nautical Notes

The yachting community taking action for marine regeneration

In Majorca, school communities, town halls & local businesses are working to reduce plastic waste and pollution.

Save the Med Foundation

La bohème – ‘Quando m’en vo' (Puccini; Simona Mihai; The Royal Opera)

What's on

What's on and films to see in English on Wednesday / Thursday

“La Bohème” live opera screening at Palma's Ocimax and trotting races at the Son Pardo racetrack in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Almond blossom

Spotlight on Soller

Tidy up time in the Valley

The Soller Valley avoided the weather horrors of the East of the Island.

Shirley Roberts

Do you call it a herd, congregation of gaggle of Porshes?

Focus on Cars

Top of the Tree

Reputation restored and Porsche are once more one of the shiniest baubles on the automotive tree.

Robert Klevenhagen

Sport / Other Sports
El Toro TC- Berni Millet against Ibiza RFC

Local Rugby

Rugby Day in Inca

Balearic Rugby Rugby Report from 25 and 26 January 2020

Lynda Demangeat

Tennis Australian Open 2020

Tennis

Thiem stuns Nadal to reach Australian Open semi-finals

Thiem became only the second Austrian to reach the last four at Melbourne Park.

Reuters

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