News of the day 18 March 2020
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Work at the marina in Can Picafort.


Residents concerned about work at Can Picafort marina

Work to improve and adapt the marina has been authorised.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dumping of building waste at Montport.


Montport in Puerto Andratx has become a rubbish dump

The site has been vandalised and is now being used for fly tipping.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

La Cartoixa de Valldemossa.


Good morning from Majorca

Sunshine forecast for Majorca on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


State of Emergency

Binissalem arrest

Binissalem resident arrested for biting Police Officer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Mallorca Live Festival in Magalluf takes place in May.


Live music industry will need help because of the crisis

Turnover from live music between March and September should be more than 750 million euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Xisco Sánchez, Palma taxi driver.


Coronavirus impact on taxi drivers

Takings are down by up to 60%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New measures designed to prevent a real estate collapse.

State of Emergency

Good news for mortgageholders

New economic measures will benefit all mortgageholders in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Supermarkets do of course remain open.


Supplies guaranteed for the Balearics

Supplies from the mainland are continuing to arrive at Balearics ports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ariadna Salvador y Pau Navarro, Clandestí.


Learn to cook like a Professional Chef

Get some top tips from some of the top chefs in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Aemet forecasting warm, dry weather in March.


Balearic Islands Spring Weather Forecast

March forecast to be very dry and very warm in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain under lockdown to beat coronavirus.

State of Emergency

Majority obeying coronavirus lockdown restrictions

The Government says the majority of people are obeying the State of Emergency restrictions issued to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Taxis offer free fares to Healthcare Workers.


Free taxis for Healthcare Workers in Majorca

Solidarity initiative as a sign of support for the island's Healthcare Workers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish Royals cancel US trip.

Royal Family

Spanish Royals cancel US visit over Covid-19

Spanish Royals cancel US visit over coronavirus.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

National Police in Palma.


Man threatens neighbour during Covid-19 lockdown

Man arrested for threatening noisy neighbour.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Armed Forces in Palma.


Armed Forces uphold coronavirus lockdown in Majorca

Armed Forces bolster coronavirus lockdown in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A protest on balconies against the former king.

Royal family

Pots and pans protest against Juan Carlos

A demand of the protest is that Juan Carlos donates to the health service.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Healthcare workers to check port and airport visitors.


Healthcare workers to check port & airport arrivals

Ministry of Health staff will be manning ports and airports in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe appeals for unity in defeating coronavirus


King Felipe appeals for unity in defeating coronavirus

The King's message: Coronavirus "is a crisis we are fighting and which we shall win and overcome".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Scrap it!

“When life returns to normal the covered terrace law should be scrapped...”

Jason Moore

Selfish shoppers

Out & About

Locked up in Lockdown

We are all being advised to stay at home and act both responsibly and sensibly. Stay safe, but above all stay sane.

Peter Clover


From royal hero to zero

Once hailed as the hero of modern Spain, the former king has hit rock bottom.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Tapa of the day - meatballs

Food for thought

Palma’s big run on minced meat

One of the unusual aspects of economical minced meat dishes is that they appeal to people in all walks of life.

Andrew Valente

Remote learning from home

Notes from the Classroom

Coping with enforced home schooling - A difficult option

‘Master tutors are really like master chefs.'

Julie Holdsworth

English classes with the MDB for Spanish students


English lessons with the MDB for Spanish students

English lesson 3 with the MDB and Amanda Jeffrey.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Other Sports
Espanyol - Mallorca


Six Espanyol players test positive for coronavirus

"All of them are suffering from mild symptoms and they are complying with the medical recommendations."


Rafa Nadal and his uncle Toni during a training session


“I was often too hard on Rafael Nadal”

Toni had a reputation for being the toughest of taskmasters, and it’s one that is well-founded.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 18 March 2020