News of the day 30 January 2020
News / Latest headlines
National Crime Agency (NCA) officers on Sy Atrevido, where 751 kilos of cocaine were seized.

Sentencing

Two men caught with a Majorcan yacht full of drugs are jailed

NCA intelligence identified the Majorcan Sy Atrevido as carrying a large drugs shipment to the UK.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Inca motorway, at the junction with sa Cabana

Roadworks

Majorca roadworks finally get go ahead

The tender for construction of the new access road between the Marratxí Estate and the Inca motorway has been awarded to Melchor Mascaró with a budget of 1.3 million euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Child welfare

All child sexual exploitation cases have been investigated

Investigations have concluded that there wasn't a prostitution network.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Views across Alcudia bay

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

A warm hazy day for most of Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Immigration

Seven out of ten Senegalese work as street sellers

"No Senegalese comes with the idea of working as a street seller."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Challenge Ciclista Mallorca

Events

Challenge Ciclista Mallorca starts today

Be advised of possible road closures and detours.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Property

Couple sought to manage luxury Ibiza villa

5,000 euros a month for the right couple to manage the villa.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Beaches

Storm Gloria will cost Manacor 3.8 million euros

The greatest requirement is in S'Illot, where 580,000 euros will be spent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Royal family

A birthday ensaimada for King Felipe

The National Monarchical Brotherhood in the Balearics has sent the ensaimada to the King.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The suspension takes effect from today

Health

Coronavirus Prompts Flight Suspensions

Iberia has suspended all flights to Shanghai temporarily after the World Health Organisation categorised the outbreak of coronavirus in China as “very high risk’.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

TomTom's annual report lists the world's most congested cities

Traffic

Palma is one of the most congested cities In Spain

Palma drivers spend 24% extra time in traffic jams.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The National Police have taken over the investigation

Arrests

Majorcan volleyball coach arrested

His sister-in-law has also filed allegations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Wearing a mask may help to reduce your risk

Health

Balearics Coronavirus Protocol

Anyone infected with the coronavirus must be isolated in the hospital where the diagnosis is made instead of referring them to Son Espases Hospital.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Costa Smeralda cruise ship is docked at the Italian port of Civitavecchia

Health

Thousands kept on board Italian liner amid coronavirus scare

The liner has visited Marseilles in France, and the Spanish ports of Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca this week before docking today at Civitavecchia, north of Rome.

Reuters

Many schools do activities to celebrate this day

Events

School Day of Peace & Non Violence founded in Majorca

DENIP was founded in Majorca in 1964, by the Majorcan poet Llorenç Vidal Vidal to celebrate Universal love, non violence and peace.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Politics

Spain's PM postpones talks on Catalonia until after regional election

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will still meet the pro-independence head of Catalonia's regional government, Quim Torra, as previously scheduled, on Feb. 6 in Barcelona.

Reuters

Health

Analyses of cruise ship passenger prove negative for coronavirus

Passengers on the Costa Smeralda were not allowed to disembark.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Comment

The end

“Britain is leaving the European Union and I doubt that anyone is surprised...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Are eco ships the answer?

Low carbon footprint cruise ships are coming to Palma, but it’s not the solution.

Humphrey Carter

Civil society unites to call for a competition of ideas for the Plaça Major.

The Blog

What lies below: The Plaça Major

b Arca wants the underground space to accommodate an interpretation centre, which basically means an information centre with knobs on.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle

Enjoying Majorca

Agatha And The Rains Of Sencelles

Àgueda is the patron of rape victims and of women suffering from breast cancer.

Andrew Ede

Oxalis, Bermuda Buttercup

Gardening

Gardening in Majorca

"How will I know when my compost is ready to use?" I have to admit one cannot hurry compost.

Dorothy Loeffler

White beans with fresh clams and saffron

Food & Fosh

Fabada heaven & dirty rice

Good quality chorizo and morcilla (black pudding) is the key to a great fabada.

Marc Fosh

Sport / Other Sports
Tennis - Australian Open - Semi Final

Tennis

Spanish Muguruza battles past Halep to reach Australian Open final

"I was just hanging in there and fighting with all the energy I had.”

Reuters

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Cycling

Moschetti gets Mallorca Challenge off to a winning start

Thursday was the first leg of the Challenge Mallorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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