News of the day 9 March 2020
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National Police and Customs Surveillance analyse the abandoned boat.

Crime

Has Majorca become central to the drugs trade?

The National Police have launched an investigation in Playa de Palma after a boat that's believed to have been used by drug traffickers sank off the coast.

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Health

Italians could be jailed for breaking isolation rules

The Italian government has slapped an isolation order on the Lombardy region and 14 other northern provinces

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Staff who treated coronavirus patient in Minorce are under surveillance.

Health

New coronavirus patient in Minorca

New coronavirus case confirmed in Minorca.

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Partly cloudy with highs of 18º

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Partly cloudy with a chance of some localised showers in the north and eastern parts of the island.

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At least 40 people living in El Molinar settlement.

Planning

Not in my back yard!

El Molinar residents demand shacks be removed from private and public land.

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Hunting

Hunting dog championship in Llucmajor

The Ca de Mè Mallorquí has been used for hunting since the thirteenth century.

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Overcrowded train.

Transport

SFM bows to commuter pressure

Some Palma Express services reinstated.

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Magalluf

Twelve proceedings for breaching tourism decree in Magalluf

Twelve establishments were advertising drinks' offers on web pages.

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Healthcare worker at Son Llàtzer Hospital has coronavirus.

Health

Eleven people in the Balearic Islands have coronavirus

3 new patients diagnosed with coronavirus in the Balearic Islands.

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Cruise tourism

Cruise ship opponents attack ports authority plan

The new regulations regarding cruise ships in Palma are not mentioned in the strategic plan for the port.

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Son Ferriol roundabout.

Emergencies

68-year-old slams his car into a wall

A pensioner has been seriously injured in a car accident at the Son Ferriol roundabout.

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Weather

Highs of 26C forecast for Majorca this week

A high-pressure system will produce notable increases in temperature across the whole country.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Tourism

“The local authorities should remember that stories about Majorca are reported in the foreign media...”

Jason Moore

Passengers wearing masks wait to board trains at the Beijing West Railway Station

My Column

Covid-19: To panic or not to panic?

If, as we all hope, Covid-19 is conquered, or at least marginalised, in the next six months.

Donald Trelford

Jaume Font walks away

The Week That Was

Trail of the lonesome pine

Miquel Costa i Llobera, the great Pollensa priestly poet, he paid homage to the pine.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Finale/The Dargason, St Paul's Suite Gustav Holst 1874-1934

What's On

What's on and films to see in English on Monday

Four films are playing in English today and there is live music at the Superior Music and Dance Conservatory in Palma.

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GR221 walk of 2018

Events

The Annual Walk: Cami de Cavalls in Minorca

Anita Vince had breast cancer in 2014 and as part of the healing process she decided to organise a walk over the Tramuntana Mountain Range with friends.

Rebecca Upton

Chorizo, the quintessential Spanish sausage

Food & Fosh

Chorizo - The king of the Spanish Larder

Chorizo, the quintessential Spanish sausage, is thought to have originated in Extremadura.

Marc Fosh

Red Chili plant

Gardening

Gardening in Majorca

How many odd plant pots have we all got either neatly stacked in sizes or all higgledy piggledy? No matter, lets put a number of them to good use today!

Dorothy Loeffler

Marivent Palace

Nan's Day Out

Nan’s Day Out-in London and Palma

Marivent Palace was built in record time between 1923 and 1925 by the architect Guillem Forteza.

Shirley Roberts

Ombra en concert - IB3

What's on

What's on this week in Majorca

Fairs, music, sports and markets to visit across the island.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about the state of affairs in Majorca and the Real Mallorca v Barcelona football match.

MDB readers

Rally Sol de Ponent

Focus on Cars

A Winter in...?

The Rally Sol de Ponent is a significant marker in the motoring calendar during the early part of each year.

Robert Klevenhagen

Sport / Real Mallorca
Eibar v Real Mallorca

Football

Soccer-Talking points from the weekend in La Liga

The relegation battle is heating up with Mallorca and Leganes both earning their first away wins of the season at the weekend, inspired by loan players from Real Madrid.

Reuters

Sport / Other Sports
Tennis - ATP 500 - Mexican Open

Tennis

Stay all well and safe: Nadal ‘sad’ after Indian Wells cancelled

"So sad for all that is happening around the world with this situation. Hopefully soon solutions from the authorities. Stay all well and safe”: wrote Nadal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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