News of the day 13 April 2020
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Fiestas

Ciutadella maintains the Easter "rag doll" tradition

The killing of the "bujots" is an Easter tradition in Ciutadella.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Overcast across the whole island

Weather

Good morning from Majorca

Overcast and raining this morning with the clouds clearing around lunchtime.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Madrid Barajas Airport.

Travel

Will the Residents' Discount be extended to the Peninsula?

Spaniards flying from the Peninsula to the Balearic Islands may get 75% Residents’ Discount on flights because of the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hiker rescued from Serra del Cavall Bernat near Pollensa.

News

Hiker rescued from Serra del Cavall Bernat

Hiker rescued from Serra del Cavall Bernat in Pollensa is cited for breaking coronavirus State of Emergency.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vox leader Santiago Abascal

The week that was

Hitler, gravediggers and Vox

The original photo was posted along with a message telling Vox that they were "idiots" for using a situation like this for propaganda.

Andrew Ede

Tomato Seedlings about 3 weeks old.

The Good Life

Growing your own tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes in Majorca.

Caroline Fuller

Police

Arrested for stealing booze and other items

The two ran into a police control in Santa Margalida.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Another 5 coronavirus deaths reported in the Balearics Islands.

News

Another 5 dead from Covid-19

117 people have died from Covid-19 in the Balearic Islands since the crisis began.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Environment ministry opposed to quarry sand for beach regeneration

Felanitx town hall has asked for quarry sand to be used for regenerating four beaches.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus fatalities continue to decline in Spain.

News

Significant drop in coronavirus fatalities in Spain

Significant drop in coronavirus fatalities in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Balearic government: "A moderate start to tourism in August"

The European Commission is meanwhile advising people to wait before making holiday plans.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Army disinfecting facilities in Minorca

The unit will be disinfecting a total of 23 facilities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister

News

“The NHS has saved my life, no question”

NHS nurses who looked after the British Prime Minister when he was fighting Covid-19 have been hailed as heroes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

There is hope

“Despite the Easter lockdown there is an air of optimism around the island that it will all be coming to an end soon....”

Jason Moore

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

My Column

Boris’s one-man band is exposed

Rightly or wrongly, Michael Gove’s name is the first that comes to mind as a likely back-stabber in chief.

Donald Trelford

Holiday / Lifestyle
VEGAN BURGER

Food

Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

A quick and simple dinner or lunch that is easy to prepare, tasty and healthy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Churros with Hot Chocolate and Orange Blossom dip

Food & Fosh

Easter at home in the kitchen

Luckily the Spanish kitchen gives us plenty of inspiration at this time as fiestas and religious festivals have traditionally been associated with an assortment of pastries, sweets, cakes and biscuits.

Marc Fosh

Roses bloom in April

Gardening

Gardening

They say that the best rain of the year is always the April rain.

Dorothy Loeffler

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers express thanks, concern and comments on Majorca.

MDB readers

Lockdown in Soller

News from your area

Spotlight On Soller

What is happening in Soller valley this week.

Shirley Roberts

Jemima

Lockdown at Home

‘Life in Lockdown’ Series 3

Let us all hope that our lockdown in Mallorca can soon be eased a little so we can go out to exercise.

Margaret Morris

The Engagement Loop

For better health, Majorca is the best fit

One-Click Conditioning

Social media algorithms sift through online content and deliver only what is relevant to you based on your past behaviour.

Simon Kenion Shears

Gary & Kate Lloyd Rees

Humans of Majorca

Humans of Majorca on Lockdown

We had visited Spain every year for several years before our move, and have visited every year since, incorporating visits to our son and his growing family on each trip.

Shirley Roberts

A wonderful poem by Jessica Tatam

Community

“Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people”

One of the fun activities in the Majorca Mallorca FB Group has been a poetry competition sponsored by Iván González Gaínza and Lara Corfield from Wine Industry.

Vicki McLeod

Edwin fascinated by PE With Joe

Lockdown at Home

The C Word

Some exercise certainly lifts your lockdown mood, but too much of it saps your energy and sends it crashing back down.

Sarah Forge

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