News of the day 14 March 2020
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Palma Cathedral

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

A mixture of sun and clouds forecast in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Heritage

Council of Majorca acquires Muslim-era coins

The Council of Majorca has paid 35,000 euros for the two coins.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finance

Regional government personnel spending has risen 32%

Unions say the government is acting in bad faith over this year's pay.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Town halls

Muro to pay for tourism consortium inactive for ten years

A purpose of the consortium was to promote the Son Bosc golf course, which was never built.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Eroski, Bendinat

Food

Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket shelves emptied amid coronavirus fears

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ib-Salut launches a Plan B to alleviate the pressure on 061 Personnel.

Health

Time for Plan B

The Ministry of Health has launched a rapid response self-test for coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Armed Forces prepared to respond to State of Emergency.

News

Bring In The Army Now?

All active soldiers in Spain as well as the National Police and Guardia Civil are reported to be on alert.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Residents only parking in Arta old town.

Transport

Restricted parking in Arta

The historic centre of Arta is to being turned into a residents only parking zone.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

English classes for Spanish children from Monday at 10.30am

Education

English lessons with the MDB for Spanish students

" It's a complicated situation in the islands right now and we think this initiative can help students and parents in Majorca,"

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fashion shop Zara is owned by Inditex

Retail

Inditex to temporarily close all stores in Spain over coronavirus

Spain is the Inditex's largest network of stores by far, accounting for about a sixth of group sales.

Reuters

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez

Health

Spain could surpass 10,000 coronavirus cases as early as next week

The current Spanish tally stands at 4,209.

Reuters

Palma flights limited due to Covid-19.

Transport

Coronavirus forces airlines to ground planes

Airlines are grounding part of their fleets in Majorca because planes are half empty.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

National Police in Palma.

Crime

Robbery suspect arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with a spate of robberies in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Jet2 cancels flights to Spain

Travel

Jet2 cancel all Spanish flights with immediate effect

"We are contacting our customers who are currently in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to advise them of their options, so we urge customers not to call us."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

79-year-old killed in Muro crash.

News

Fatal car crash in Muro

A 79-year-old man has been killed in a car crash in Muro.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Waste contamination in Puerto Pollensa denounced

The waste is from boats deposited on a municipal plot.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

SFM Trains disinfected.

Transport

SFM trains spick and span

Video of SFM workers cleaning trains published on Twitter.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cinemas closing because of coronavirus.

Health

Picture this...

Several cinemas in Palma have been completely closed because of coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Travel to work permitted as state of alert imposes restrictions on movement

Expressly prohibited is any outing for a "leisure" purpose.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma standing ovation for coronavirus healthworkers

Health

Thank you from all of us

Palma residents give coronavirus healthcare workers a standing ovation. See more video here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Bars and restaurants to close under Spain's state of alert measures

Bars and restaurants making home deliveries will be able to stay open.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Keep calm and carry on

“The streets of Palma are eerily quiet and schools are closing down...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Applause for the Guardia

The Spanish security forces have yet again proved they are a force to reckon with.

Humphrey Carter

Eddie Jones

My Column

God save Eddie Jones

"Fighting it, he says, is like “trying to stop the wind.”

Donald Trelford

Holiday / Lifestyle
Cooking up a Majorcan treat

Food & Wine

Home cooking in Majorca - our famous four from the sea

A Majorcan website did a poll a few years ago to find out the favourite fish netted in Majorcan waters.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Lazeret area of Repic Beach

Humans of Majorca

The Quarantine life of the Humans of Majorca

Mediterranean Island communities have much experience of keeping folk in quarantine while all around them carry on life as usual.

Shirley Roberts

Citrus fruits

Gardening

Gardening in Majorca

Citrus fruits may well be coming to the end of their productive season unless they are a very late variety or like some lemon trees which can be perpetual having ripe fruit, green fruit and new flower all at the same time.

Dorothy Loeffler

Sport / Real Mallorca
Take Kubo

Fan's View

Kubo: Will he leave or will he stay?

The next couple of months will determine where Takefusa Kubo plays his football next term.

Monro Bryce

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