News of the day 14 February 2020
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Heritage

Skippering the Andalucía

Ángel Rodríguez Alvariño is the skipper of the replica of the Andalucía galleon.

Mainly sunny with highs of 21º.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Once the fog clears we are expecting a mainly sunny Valentine’s Day in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Historical memory

Sa Coma Republican grave to be opened

Up to 500 Republican soldiers are believed to have been buried at the beach in Sa Coma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Property

Three arrests in alleged modular homes fraud

At least six people have denounced the alleged fraud, with personal losses of over 200,000 euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Aena assurance that airport capacity will not increase

The airports authority has consistently said that hourly capacity at Son Sant Joan will not increase.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Victim has been transferred to Son Espases Hospital

Crime

Son Gotleu Brawl

A 26 year old man was stabbed during a massive brawl in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma street shrouded in fog

Weather

Palma Fog

Palma shrouded in fog at dawn.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Toni Soler from Soler Feliu pharmacy trying on one of the coveted face masks

Health

Palma Face Mask Demands

Chinese in the Balearics buying face masks to send home.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gwyneth Paltrow

Health

All Aboard The Goop Ship

Gwyneth Paltrow strikes a deal with Celebrity Cruises.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police In Palma

Crime

Child Abandoned While Mum Goes Drinking

Mother locks 10-year-old son in the car and goes to the pub

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Poster of missing woman

Incident

Disabled Woman Missing

43-year-old woman missing from Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Malgrats Islands at sunset

Weather

Weekend Weather

Spring temperatures forecast in Majorca this weekend

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

ERC's national coordinator, Pere Aragones

Politics

Catalan party ties Spain's government stability to separatist drive

The leftist ERC was instrumental in facilitating Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's confirmation as prime minister last month.

Reuters

The debate over residents discounts and air fares has been ongoing for months

Transport

Airlines bosses called in over resident discounts

He says that the airlines have the chance to “reverse the bullish trend in prices and to be more transparent” about their systems for setting prices.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fiestas

Palma ready for its Carnival parades

The children's Carnival parade is this Sunday; the main parade is on Sunday week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Flights to and from the UK may be cancelled

Travel

Balearic to UK flight warning

Check with your airline if you are due to fly this weekend.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Government wants Aena to co-finance airport tram project

The airports authority has signalled its willingness to be involved with the tram project.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Child welfare

Two arrests for prostituting underage girls

A man and a woman have been arrested by the National Police.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Nineteen arrests confirmed in drugs operation

The National Police seized 55 kilos of marijuana and hashish and 20,000 euros cash.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Guardia Civil WhatsApp warning

The message is designed to instal malware.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Espases hospital

Health

Briton with coronavirus gets the all clear

The British man has been in isolation for a week.

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Glory days

“Molango helped bring back the glory days to Real Mallorca football club...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

How long for Spanish PM?

The new Spanish PM has some major internal coalition problems to over come.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Getting the strokes in at CrossFit Mallorca

Nauti Lady

Majorca Men Plan Atlantic Row

Dubbed ‘the world’s toughest row’ (more people have climbed Everest than rowed the Atlantic) the race has been around in various guises since 1997.

Sarah Forge

Punta de Sa Pedrera in Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain

Marilles Foundation

Mediterranean networking to improve Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

The goal of the project is to contribute to improve the management of the MPAs of the Mediterranean by proposing specific solutions in four areas.

Toni Font

Old ski design

Fitness

Snow Sports: why the exercise we love isn’t the exercise we do

Skiing didn’t start out as a repetitive recreational sport. As with bicycles, skis were first invented as a practical tool for getting around more efficiently.

Simon Kenion Shears

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