News of the day 11 April 2020
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Cala Torta


Good morning from Majorca

Sunshine, wind and heavy rain forecast over Easter Weekend in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A very tough summer for the hotel industry.


A half of hotels won't open this summer

Some hotel groups are said to be already writing this year off.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

What was found in the car.


Drugs arrests in Minorca

Hashish and cash were found in the car.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

6 people arrested in Majorca for breaking Covid-19 restrictions


74-year-old caught breaching the State of Emergency

74 year old man arrested in Palma for "going out for some fresh air"

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mother arrested for allowing underage son to drive.


Mother charged after 13-year-old is caught driving

Police in Alcúdia arrested a woman for allowing her 13-year-old son to drive her around town.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Alleged drug dealer arrested in Andratx.


Alleged drug dealer busted

Alleged drug dealer busted in Andratx.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police launch a Children's Art Competition in Majorca.


Police launch Children's Art Competition

Police launch a Children's Art Competition in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Night Manager

Northern Spotlight

Moving closer to La Fortalesa visits?

La Fortalesa has BIC status. In other words, it is an asset in the cultural interest.

Andrew Ede

Jeff Harter finally being discharged from hospital


“As an American I can’t get over how professional and amazing the health system and staff are...”

Humphrey Carter talks to Jeff Harter who spent a week in Son Espases Hospital.

Humphrey Carter

Salvador Illa, Health Minister, at Moncloa Palace in Madrid


Back to work advice

New Guide to Good Working Practices offers advice for those returning to work on Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Another 5 coronavirus deaths reported in Balearics.


Covid-19 fatalities continue to see-saw

Coronavirus fatalities down again on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pablo Escribá of Laminar Pharmaceuticals.


Palma company preparing clinical trials of Covid-19 inhibitor

Laminar Pharmaceuticals has developed a molecule that inhibits infectivity.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Help for small retailers is "insufficient".


Up to 15% of small shops may not reopen

The 15% estimate is for when the state of alarm is lifted; more closures will follow.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Supermarket queues during social distancing


Home thoughts from an ex-pat living abroad - if you see what I mean?

The children who will suffer the most from what is happening at the moment (and at anytime in the past) will be the ones who’s parents couldn't care less about their children’s education and therefore start adult life in educational arrears before they have even began.

Frank Leavers


Tourist industry

“It is bad news that 50 percent of hotels will be closed this summer...”

Jason Moore


The church is struggling

The church needs to be reaching out more, even to those who perhaps don’t believe.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Towards Cap de Formentor

Wild Majorca

Migration round up!

Migration has begun on Majorca, but it is still moving a little slowly. First to arrive were the usual Swallows and House Martins with a few reports of Black Kites moving through.

Neville James-Davies

To mask or not to mask?

My Column

Hospital Pizza Express

The haves and have-nots will have a totally different experience at this time, just like the passengers did on the fateful Titanic.

Anna Nicholas

Appropriate labelling

Lockdown at Home


For me it’s a delightful sight... little seedlings all fresh, green and full of promise.

Caroline Fuller

Alexander working at home.


Isolation breeds creativity

"At first I thought no one would want a drawing, but then I saw the responses and comments and thought WOW that’s a lot of people who want one!"

Vicki McLeod

Edition of 11 April 2020