News of the day 19 February 2020
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Bellver Castle, Palma


Good morning from Majorca

It's much cooler than it looks in Majorca today.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The contracting-out of maintenance is blamed for rail faults.


Demand for parliament to investigate rail safety

The works committee wants a review of the running of the SFM Majorca railways.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A great deal of waste can accumulate on beaches.


Eighty per cent of beach rubbish is plastic

At one beach, El Torà, there has been a notable reduction in marine waste.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

One of the most expensive; this one's in Marbella.


Majorca has one of the top-ten most expensive properties in Spain

A 14 million euro property in Andratx makes the top ten.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

National Police Officers arrest three men


Son Gotleu Stabbing Update

Three men arrested in connection with Palma stabbing.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sick passenger airlifted to Son Espases Hospital in Palma.


Trasmediterránea Rescue

Martime Rescue Helicopter airlifts sick passenger to Palma Hospital.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic Government wants to turn hundreds of concrete skeletons into VPO housing.


Skeleton properties to be revitalised

Buildings that were under construction on urban land in the Balearics during the financial crisis, but never finished are to be converted into VPO properties.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Slump in es Trenc Hotel bookings because of dirty beaches


Slump In Es Trenc Hotel Bookings

Hoteliers in es Trenc are complaining that reservations for summer 2020 have plummeted by 25%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Join the protest on February 27


Palma protest

Palma shops to close for an hour to protest against pedestrianisation in the city.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma driver loses control


Two men knocked down in Palma: driver “lost control”

The Local Police have opened a full investigation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Call of the Wild Official Trailer

Films in English

New films in English this weekend

The Call of the Wild and 21 Bridges are this weekend's new releases in English.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

FILE PHOTO: Television presenter Caroline Flack arrives for the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in London


Family release Caroline Flack's unpublished Instagram post

"The reason I am talking today is because my family can't take anymore."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Laura Haddock, Geena Roman and Marta Milans during filming for White Lines in Majorca.


Filming for White Lines second series in the autumn

There was location work in Majorca for the first series of White Lines.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Spanish government Brexit telephone service

Brexit 060 is available in Spanish and English.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The university researchers at the press conference on Tuesday.


University researchers criticise airport expansion plans

Plans for the airport are described as incoherent and contradictory to declarations of climate emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Can Sales Library says thousands of books are missing


Crime & Passion In Palma

Thousands of books missing from libraries in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gaurdia Civil patrol


Moroccan cyclist killed on the sa Pobla to Llubi road

The Moroccan was said to have been on his way to work nearby.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's health minister Salvador Illa (second left) at Son Espases on Wednesday.


Coronavirus case in Majorca was managed "by the book"

Spain's health minister praised the manner in which Son Espases had treated the patient with coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearics tourism minister Iago Negueruela speaking in London on Wednesday.


"Zero tolerance" of tourism of excesses in Majorca

The Balearics tourism minister met Foreign Office, tourism industry and media representatives in London.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Flying high

“In my experience, the small number of winter flights are packed...”

Jason Moore


Open all hours

“More flexible opening times has got to be one of the solutions....”

Jason Moore


Booze ban concerns

Balearics tourism minister Iago Negueruela will have some fast talking to do.

Humphrey Carter

Fly-tipping and dumping of building and industrial rubbish.

Frank Confidential

Time to get tough on organised fly tippers - plus, why so many Balearic civil servants?

Don't forget the much anticipated Balearic Cup in May in Cala Millor!

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle

What's On

What's on and Films in English on Wednesday / Thursday

Plenty of jazz music today and Son Pardo will have trotting races this afternoon.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ready for carnival

Out and about

Carnival capers

I hope everyone involved in the fun and frolics had a happy carnival here in Majorca.

Peter Clover

Galician cuisine

Food for Thought

Galicia’s porco celta pig gets resurrected

The porco celta cocido is like other Spanish regional cocidos in that it is split into various parts.

Andrew Valente

Interactive camps

Notes from the Classroom

Learning through hands on experience: Why interactive camps are good for kids

We truly believe that the experiences children gain from camp activities is invaluable and the desire to keep active minds through holiday periods is as strong as ever

Julie Holdsworth

Words and more

Words and more...

Did you know...

Dog is one of those easy English words: everyone can spell it (like cat) and no one has any difficulty in pronouncing it.

Andrew Valente

Sport / Other Sports
Local rugby

Local rugby

El Toro RC Win At Home

The men were in action over the weekend in the Baleares Senior League and the U14 and girls also played at various pitches around the islands.

Lynda Demangeat

Edition of 19 February 2020