News of the day 29 February 2020
News / Latest headlines

Environment

Airport water consumption will increase 18%

Airport water consumption is greater than a majority of Majorca's municipalities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Housing

Government approves social housing decree

The approval confirms a previous announcement about a plan for properties for rent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Port d'Alcudia

Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Sunny and windy in Majorca on Balearic Day.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Emergencies

Search continuing for Storm Gloria missing men

It will have been forty days on Sunday since the two went missing.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Business leaders say ITB cancellation will affect Balearics.

Tourism

ITB cancellation could spell disaster in the Balearics

Businesses in the Balearic Islands are deeply concerned about the financial impact the cancellation of the ITB in Berlin will have on the summer season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump enjoyed their “retreat” in Majorca last year

Celebrities

Trump's ex-wife sets up Majorca-inspired spiritual travel service, Paltrow bringing wellness to the island

Former model Maples and her daughter, Tiffany Trump, were photographed on a private retreat here in Majorca last year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rooftops in Palma. Housing decree aims to resolve homelessness.

Property

Government may have first refusal on foreclosures

Balearic Government's property decree approved.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New coronavirus patient in isolation ward at Son Espases Hospital

Health

Second positive coronavirus diagnosis in Majorca

Breaking news: second case confirmed on the island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The hotel at Canary Islands that is under lockdown

Health

Dozens of guests leave Canary Islands hotel locked down over coronavirus

Nobody is allowed to leave the premises without a confirmed flight booking.

Reuters

Moroccan deported for violent robbery in Palma.

Crime

Moroccan man deported from Majorca

Moroccan man banned from Spain for 10 years for violent robbery in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic Day celebrations underway in Majorca.

Culture

Balearics Day celebrations under way

Balearic Day celebrations in full swing in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

At the press conference at Son Espases hospital

Health

Palma woman caught virus on visit to Italy

Breaking news: other members of the family are being checked for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

2nd Majorca patient with coronavirus recently visited Italy

Health

Second coronavirus diagnosis in Majorca update

2nd patient to test positive for coronavirus in Majorca recently visited relatives in Italy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Infrastructure

Manacor wanting tourist tax money to fix Storm Gloria damage

The town hall is also insisting that the Costas Authority repairs damage.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Car protest against Palma bus service changes

Monday's protest will be between 10.00 and 10.30.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Taxation

Spanish government to introduce air transport tax

Also a tax on single-use plastic for food products.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Planning

The deterioration of Palma's urban forest

The urban forest was meant to have been a town hall stellar project.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Magalluf

Magalluf nightlife sector investing in improvements

Magalluf's nightlife businesses have realised that they need to invest.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A man wearing a protective mask is seen inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange building, as the country is hit by a new coronavirus outbreak, at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai

News

Markets shudder as coronavirus crisis goes global

The World Health Organisation says the risk of catching Coronavirus is now very high.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca

Costas and coronavirus: the week in Majorca

Protocols for coronavirus; Costas Authority bureaucracy and battered beaches; the port, the airport and protesting retailers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Prince Harry

“I am sure that a compromise deal could have been reached...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Spain's fashion queen

The British tabloids can not get enough of Queen Letizia of Spain.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Last year's Balearics Day event.

What's On

What's on and Films in English on Saturday / Sunday

Today Balearics Day is in full gear with plenty of activities for the entire family.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Traditional bakers

Lifestyle

Spotlight on the North

The lady in red, traditonal bakers, Muro's museum and a play to be performed in Pollensa.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Real Mallorca
Mallorca striker Ante Budimir

La Liga Football

Real Mallorca play "anti-football" Getafe tomorrow afternoon

Real Mallorca face a struggle of Titanic proportions when they play high-flying Madrid side Getafe.

Monro Bryce

Sport / Other Sports
Rafael Nadal - Grigor Dimitrov

Tennis

Majorca's Nadal one win away from Acapulco Hat Trick

"I know I'm going to have to be at my best and I hope to be ready for it."

Agency

Edition of 29 February 2020
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