News of the day 27 February 2020
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Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Winds are high in Majorca today but at least it's sunny.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Employment

Balearics has the highest average salary increase in Spain

There was an 11.1% increase in average salary in the Balearics between 2014 and 2018.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Car rental

Car-hire firms demanding more electric charging points

The Balearics association of vehicle-hire firms wants a delay to requirements for electric vehicles.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Infrastructure

Town hall will not back down on Palma pedestrianisation

"We are changing an old model based on planning public space that gave preference to cars."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mateu Orfila Hospital, Minorca

Health

Three Balearic patients negative for coronavirus

3 Balearic patients suspected of having coronavirus have tested negative

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

National Police Officers on Paseo Marítimo in Palma.

Crime

Couple brutally beaten in Palma

Driver brutally beats couple in Palma street.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Preventive information about coronavirus at Son Sant Joan airport.

Tourism

Easter bookings stall amid coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings for Easter in Majorca have been paralysed by the spread of coronavirus in Europe.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Yoga classes with dogs in Palma.

Animal Welfare

Downward Dog

Yoga classes for dogs in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Opera singer Domingo

Celebrities

Placido Domingo cancels Madrid "La Traviata"

The opera singer was scheduled to sing as Giorgio Germont for five nights in May.

Reuters

Protest in Palma

Protest

Small shopkeepers storm City Hall

Palma council however has said that has no intention of backing down.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Lady Christl potatoes are picked in Sa Pobla and the first shipment to will be exported to the UK on Saturday.

Agriculture

Potato season starts early in Majorca

Climate change forces a rethink on Majorcan farms.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Biel Company and Llevant Councillors at Cala Nau beach.

Tourism

Storm Gloria has cost Majorcan hoteliers thousands

Storm Gloria costing Majorcan Hoteliers hundreds of thousands of euros in lost revenue.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Two persons disguised as concentration camp prisoners

Carnival

Spanish carnival troupe apologises over Holocaust-themed parade

It had not intended to cause insult and that the aim had been to honour victims "with maximum respect".

Reuters

Majorca Daily Bulletin Canela Competition draw

Competition

Canela competition announced

Watch the video where we announce the winner.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The fourth Ensaimada World Championship

Competition

Ten finalists for the Ensaimada World Championship

Competition will be this Sunday in Palma's Parc de la Mar.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cruise tourism

Ports authority agrees to Palma cruise ship regulations

From 2022, permission for cruise ship stopovers in Palma will no longer be automatic.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Show that Pollensa contracted for carnival.

Carnival

Pollensa council officials left red faced over “erotic show...”

It was contracted for the Puerto Pollensa carnival celebrations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Kaiser Chiefs

Music

Kaiser Chiefs join Mallorca Live line-up

Kaiser Chiefs join Mallorca Live lineup

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Checking patients for symptoms of fever.

Health

Tenerife coronavirus suspects cleared for check out

Tenerife Hotel guest get the all clear to check out.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

In the dark

“There are some major issues regarding Brexit which need an explanation.”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Formerly known as Prince

No one can deny it’s all gone pear shaped for Harry, formerly known as Prince.

Humphrey Carter

Words and more...

Did you know...

Do you know what the "gravy train" category is?

Andrew Valente

Holiday / Lifestyle
Easter funfair

What's On

What's on in Majorca on Thursday / Friday

Palma's funfair opens today at the industrial estate of Son Fusteret and will be here till after Easter. Opera screening in Marratxi this evening.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The entrecôte at La Bodeguita is a huge one

The Restaurant Review

The best steak meal in town

It turned out to be more of a bargain than I expected.

Andrew Valente

Sport / Other Sports
Rafa Nadal vs Miomir Kecmanovic

Tennis

Majorca's Rafa Nadal moves on to quarter-finals in Acapulco

Next up for Nadal is Soonwoo Kwon.

Agency

Edition of 27 February 2020
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