News of the day 12 February 2020
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The accused, yesterday, at court in Palma

Sentencing

Palma Pensioner Busted

Pensioner found guilty of growing marijuana.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma slaughterhouse

Property

Palma Slaughterhouse Proposal

Palma Slaughterhouse demands huge discount in rent

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

This type of terrace awning will be banned

Terraces

Deadline looms for Palma terraces

The new law does allow screens, windbreakers and umbrellas that are not anchored to the pavement, but critics say that’s pointless.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A change in the weather today with a chance of rain

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

An overcast day with a chance of some localised showers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Airport insisting there will be no increased hourly capacity

The airport director points to a difference between increased passenger demand and capacity for handling flights.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

One of the minors involved in the alleged gang rape on Christmas Eve

Child Welfare

Gang rape victim transferred to mainland

The victim reportedly told a Psychologist that she was afraid one of the people involved in the alleged violation would recognise her.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The accused leaving the courthouse in Palma

Courts

Prosecutors want 72 years in jail for violent rape and robbery

The defendant is charged with a raft of crimes, including, robbery with violence and intimidation, sexual assault and attempted murder.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hoteliers in Magalluf and Playa de Palma criticise the zoning.

Tourism

Tourists wise up to avoid booze ban

In Magalluf and Playa de Palma, some hotels that are not affected by the decree are almost opposite ones that are.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Griffon vulture

Animal Welfare

Griffon Vulture Study

New Study of the Griffon Vulture in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Steve Walsh

Health

British Coronavirus Carrier Named

The British man who infected 11 people with coronavirus, including the British Expat in Majorca has been named.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A number of British people were questioned by police

Arrests

European arrest warrant issued for Briton over sick claims

In 2017, the Majorcan Hotel Federation estimated that its members had paid out around 50 million euros to settle false claims.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic President, Francina Armengol

Child Welfare

Armengol wanting more resources for child sexual exploitation cases

Vox observed that as the minister for social affairs, Fina Santiago, was not going to resign, then Armengol should.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Guardia Civil are still searching

Search

Guardia continuing the search for two missing people

Two people are still missing since Storm Gloria.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dr. Sion Riera in front of an audience full of professionals working at the hospital.

Health

Son Espases Coronavirus Lecture

More than 300 Health Workers attended a lecture on coronavirus at Son Espases Hospital

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe of Spain

Royal Family

Trump to host Spain's King Felipe for state visit April 21

The visit will "reaffirm our commitments to stand together to address today’s global challenges."

Reuters

General view of Spain's parliament

Politics

Euthanasia bill sparks fierce debate in Spanish parliament

Under the current law, helping someone end their life carries a jail term of up to 10 years.

Reuters

Tourism

Town hall rejects applying tourism excesses decree in Cala Ratjada

Capdepera town hall reckons that the tourism excesses decree is not needed for Cala Ratjada.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Andalucia

Ships

Replica Spanish Galleon In Palma

You can view this beautiful ship from 10.00 tomorrow.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Spanish legislation will allow Balearics 2025 diesel ban

A redrafting of state law will allow the Balearics to prohibit new diesel vehicles earlier than elsewhere.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Property

Sales of homes fall eleven per cent

Only the Canaries had a greater slump in home sales in 2019.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Reckless Driver In Majorca

Transport

Zig-Zagging Driver Arrested

An elderly man has been charged with reckless driving and could be jailed for up to six years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Property

Balearics second most expensive for renting

A study shows that only Barcelona has a higher average price for rent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Courts

Gang sentenced for Palma burglaries

The gang committed 21 robberies in Palma in January 2019.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Flying high

“Aviation buffs would just love to visit the Son Bonet aerodrome...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Turfed off the terraces

Palma city council is about to put jobs and businesses at risk with its new terrace law.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Collectable clutter

Out and about

Collectable Clutter

I feel happy knowing that someone else will possibly take over my junk and probably do something wonderful with it.

Peter Clover

Sole à la meunière

Food for Thought

Sole on the bone really is tastier

A popular Spanish dish is a whole fish cooked ‘a la espalda’.

Andrew Valente

Counterfeit money

Frank Confidential

My counterfeit crisis - plus, Sonny & Cher and women at the wheel

For what it’s worth, I still think that our tourism authorities could do more to promote specialised activity tourism during the winter months such as the vastly underestimated walking market.

Frank Leavers

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