News of the day 10 March 2020
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Travel

Lauda cancels Majorca flights

Due to Covid-19, flights have been cancelled for a three-week period.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Banyalbufar coastline.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Higher temperatures forecast in Majorca later this week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transport

Traffic on Majorca's main roads increased 3.5% in 2019

The increase in vehicles in 2019 was more or less in keeping with annual growth since 2013.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Minorca a location for plastics-free marine project

The Plastics Waste Free Islands project is being presented in Minorca on Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cinema

CineCiutat reaches funding target

A crowdfunding appeal for the cinema in Palma has been successful.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Esporles

News

Alleged attempted kidnapping in Majorca

Alleged attempted kidnap of a child in Esporles.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sports Tourism affected by coronavirus crisis.

News

Mass cancellation of cyclist bookings in March & April

The coronavirus crisis has struck another blow in Majorca as hoteliers in Playa de Palma and Calvia report mass cancellations for cyclists who were booked to stay in March and April.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Storm Gloria damage in Cala Ratjada.

News

Capdepera Mayor takes on Madrid and wins

Capdepera Mayor wins fight to have storm damage repaired.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finca de Son Bunyola

Tourism

Branson gets green light for world's best eco resort in Majorca

The Son Bunyola estate was given the green light by the Balearic Environmental Commission.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

13 coronavirus cases in the Balearic Islands.

Health

2 more patients test positive in Majorca

2 more patients in Majorca test positive for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Doctors could lose pay if they're off work with coronavirus.

Health

Health Worker's could lose pay over coronavirus

Union demands Health Workers be paid if they're off with coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Government held coronavirus strategy meeting at Can Campaner.

Health

Government strategises over coronavirus epidemic

Government holds a strategy meeting in Majorca to discuss the coronavirus epidemic.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos attends a bullfighting at the bullring in Aranjuez

Politics

Spanish parliament rejects request to investigate King Juan Carlos

The Spanish Constitution gives the king blanket immunity, describing him as 'inviolable'.

Reuters

Manifesto for Internation Women's Day.

Politics

Manifesto for International Women's Day

Manifesto for International Women's Day read out in Parliament.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cruise ships docked in Palma.

Tourism

Cruise ships divert to Palma

Cruise ships ask for permission to dock in Palma instead of sailing to Italian ports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish parliament

Politics

Spain's lower house suspends activities after lawmaker diagnosed with coronavirus

Lawmaker Javier Ortega Smith's party Vox disclosed he was diagnosed with coronavirus

Reuters

Madrid airport

Flights

Spain cancels flights from Italy for two weeks in a bid to stop coronavirus

This measure will take effect from March 11 at midnight.

Reuters

MSC Seaview in Palma.

Tourism

Ports Authority responds to Platform's Accusations

Balearic Port Authority Responds to Platform Against Mega Cruisers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish authorities hold inter-ministerial committee briefing on coronavirus situation

Health

Parliament, schools shut down in Spain as coronavirus spreads

* All schools in Madrid, Rioja wine-growing region closed* 35 deaths so far across Spain* Lower of house of parliament suspends session* Flights from Italy suspended* La Liga football matches played behind closed doors

Reuters

Spanish authorities hold inter-ministerial committee briefing on coronavirus situation

Health

Spain bans events with more than 1,000 people in coronavirus risk zones

Government will evaluate whether to ban mass-attendance events on a case-by-case basis.

Reuters

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Mixed messages

“What we can’t have is so many mixed measures on the coronavirus...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Spain’s first female party boss

What a way to mark International Women’s day - Ciudadanos chose a female leader.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
The first car to be registered in Palma

History

The Short Life Of Majorca’s First Car

The first car in Majorca arrived in 1897; it failed to live up to expectations.

Andrew Ede

Rally Clásico Mallorca 2019

Events

The Classic Car Rally

The XVI Rally Clásico starts this Thursday in Puerto Portals.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

March light on the mountain

Spotlight on Soller

Oranges and Art

We all take for granted the oranges, the art and so much more in the Soller Valley world.

Shirley Roberts

Fira del Fang, ceramics fair at Marratxi

What's on

What's on in Majorca on Tuesday / Wednesday

Visit the Fira del Fang (Ceramics Fair) at Marratxi, the Mallorca Saxaphone Festival in Palma and enjoy indie Majorcan rock with Ombra at Palma's Teatre Principal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

THE SONG OF NAMES | Official Trailer (2019)

What's on

New films coming in English

There are 2 new films in English coming to the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Many tourists are now wearing masks due to coronavirus

Letters to the Editor

The perfect storm

A reader writes about events affecting tourism in the Balearics.

B. Rowe

Sport / Real Mallorca
Leo Messi is congratulated by some colleagues

Football

Mallorca v Barcelona clash in doubt

The Spanish league ponder what action to take in light of the coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

FC Barcelona v RCD Mallorca

Football

Real Mallorca v Barcelona to be played behind closed doors

The weekend's big event will be behind closed doors.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca RCD - Deportivo Alavés

Football

Mallorca/Barcelona to go ahead behind closed doors

Despite the ruling citing two rounds of games initially, the ban on spectators will be in place for as long as is deemed necessary by the Government.

Monro Bryce

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