News of the day 8 February 2020
News / Latest headlines
An example of the graffiti in ses Salines

Graffiti

Ses Salines graffiti artist charged

Ses Salines graffiti artist was reportedly under the influence of a psychotropic substance.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A beautiful weekend is forecast for the Balearics

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

We are in for a sun-drenched weekend in the Balearics Islands

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Agriculture

Rally to promote consumption of Majorcan produce

Agricultural sector survival is dependent on local produce being consumed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Arrested for theft of Palma police barriers

The person who has been arrested was selling the barriers via Facebook.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Espases Hospital

Health

Four Britons admitted to Son Espases Hospital with suspected coronavirus

Four British people from the same family who are suspected of having the coronavirus have been admitted to isolation units at Son Espases Hospital.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The car the filmmaker was taken to Son Espases in

Courts

Four minors exonerated in Son Banya murder

The four accused told Police that they had helped the victim to get into a car that took him to Son Espases Hospital.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police have released a video on twitter

Counterfeit Money

Fake bank notes In Palma

A video published on social networks and WhatsApp groups shows people how to spot the telltale signs on the counterfeit notes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday rentals

Sa Pobla the leader for holiday rentals in Majorca's interior

Under the rentals' zoning plan, Sa Pobla has more holiday rental places than other municipalities in the interior.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Press conference at Son Espasses

Health

British family in isolation while tests are carried out

The father is believed to have been in contact in France with a man who was later diagnosed as having the virus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Politics

Spain's far-right Vox party takes Twitter to court over tweet ban

Politicial party had been notified about “offensive sweet...”

Reuters

A Spanish flag flutters over buildings in Madrid, Spain June 4, 2018

Economy

Spain's poor suffer as economy recovers from crisis - U.N. poverty expert

"Spain's solid economic recovery has heavily favoured corporations and the wealthy, but never restored social protections."

Reuters

Son Espases hospital

Health

Majorca coronavirus case is still unconfirmed

British family of four wait for coronavirus test results.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Government wanting more say in airport decisions

Més are unconvinced by statements that there will not be increased capacity at Palma's airport.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Crime

Thirty-month sentence for stealing from betting machines

The accused manipulated betting machines at two establishments in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Product return request “Kania Oregano (7.5g

Product Recall

Urgent Lidl product recall

Lidl has ordered the urgent withdrawal of 7.5 gram tins of Kania oregano.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Regulations make clear that signs should be in both languages.

Northern Spotlight

The language of road signs

Regulations make clear that signs should be in both languages. The local police had also recommended that the signs be amended.

Andrew Ede

Viewpoint

Lack of accountability

Of course there should be a commission, preferably an independent one.

Andrew Ede

Comment

Big task

“The Spanish government have the huge task of issuing the new documents...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
The Coronavirus spread across the world

Doctor Calling

Where is Wuhan, What is Cornavirus, Should I be Concerned?

As a British family are admitted to hospital with possible cases of the Cornoavirus, the Bulletin doctor Jonathan O'Keefe, gives some background on the outbreak.

Jonathan O'Keeffe

BIRDS OF PREY - Official Trailer 1

What's on

What's on and films to see in English on Saturday / Sunday

10 films are playing in English. The trotting races are on at Palma racetrack and you can see the Film Symphony Orchestra in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A tourist wears a protective mask

My Column

Pet hates

Anna Nicholas’s first Majorca based crime novel, The Devil’s Horn, is out now. It’s available at all good bookshops & via amazon.

Anna Nicholas

View from Bishop 1 hides in early March

Wild Majorca

Birding pioneers in Majorca

La Gola, the now well renowned wetland reserve on the edge of Puerto Pollensa has opened its doors again as of February 1.

Nevill James-Davies

Sport / Other Sports
Roger Federer v Rafa Nadal Exhibition Highlights | Match In Africa 2020

Tennis

Nadal and Federer achieve world record attendance at a tennis match

This was the first time that Nadal and Federer faced each other in sub-Saharan Africa

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 8 February 2020
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