News of the day 22 March 2020
News / Latest headlines
Platja de Palma.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

Majorca wet and windy on Sunday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Agriculture

Sa Pobla potato exports continuing

There are concerns that product entry restrictions could be imposed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca

United we'll stop it: the week in Majorca

People in Majorca had to become accustomed to what had seemed the unthinkable.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Armengol: "Certain beliefs will change, and positively"

President Armengol on coronavirus and the health service, employment, closing the airports.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

State of emergency to be extended by fifteen days

The state of emergency was initially until 29 March.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cycling

Alcudia bay's lost cycling tourism season

The bay of Alcudia resorts are the "epicentre" for cycling tourism.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Balearics rise to 331

Updated - There have now been nine fatalities in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Fined for a "drum procession" in Sa Pobla

There were a number of calls to the 112 emergency number.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Pedro Sánchez: Longer confinement is "a very tough measure"

The state of emergency will last until 11 April, but will need Congress ratification.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Former king, Juan Carlos

Comment

Person of the week

At a time of crisis when his son would be delivering a message of hope, resilience and unity to the nation, he was at the centre of another scandal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Thank goodness we live on an island.

My Column

Thoughts of an isolated old codger

This Orwellian nightmare could well be repeated elsewhere if the figures continue to rise unstoppably, as they still are in Spain (though mercifully not, or not yet, in the Balearics.)

Donald Trelford

Pablo Iglesias didn’t seem to be setting a great example.

The Week That Was

Breaking the quarantine

Vox, it has been said, provided “politician zero” in terms of coronavirus spread - Javier Ortega Smith.

Andrew Ede

Viewpoint

Royals in trouble

“Both royal families are in serious trouble.”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
if you have a glut of lemons, there is nothing tastier than your own home-made Lemon Curd.

Gardening

Gardening in Majorca

Do remember that as many house plants die back from drowning as they do from thirst.

Dorothy Loeffler

Bacon, Apple, Blue Cheese & Walnut Pizza

Food & Fosh

Nobody told me there’d be days like these….

Nothing beats the taste and smell of home-baked bread and it’s so satisfying to make your own.

Marc Fosh

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