Good morning from Majorca
Warm and sunny in Majorca on Wednesday. Sa Pobla had the highest temperature today with 25.3!
Son Llàtzer Hospital disinfects ICU
Son Llàtzer disinfects ICU so that non-Covid-19 patients can be admitted.
State of Alarm
From hairdressers to beaches - Spain's plan to phase out lockdown
Key points of the phasing out of lockdown plan, which will vary from province to province.
Boris Johnson has 'healthy baby boy' with fiancée Carrie Symonds
The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.
Palma airport forecasting a loss of 22 million passengers this year
There is an estimated total of 7.7 million passengers for the whole year; roughly a quarter of 2019's total.
Irishman falls and dies in Majorca
Irishman dies after falling from 5th floor of a building in Magalluf.
4 Covid-19 fatalies confirmed on Wednesday
1,196 patients discharged from hospital after beating Covid-19.
6,400 coronavirus patients have been discharged
Ministry of Health confirmed 2,144 new coronavirus infections in Spain on Wednesday.
Majorca vineyard forced to close
Biniagual Vineyard in Binissalem claims that lack of Government aid is forcing it to shut down.
Playa de Palma - a "pilot" resort for returning tourism?
The hoteliers association suggests that Playa de Palma has all the "essential conditions".
Calvia political agreement for economic recovery
There has been work on agreement for a recovery plan in recent weeks.
Bars and restaurants
Palma residents federation against terrace increases
The federation believes that requests to increase terraces are "absurd" and "selfish".
Less than 500 active Covid-19 cases
Positive Covid-19 cases drop below 500 for the first time since March 23.
State of alarm
Government asking for Minorca Phase 1 de-escalation to start 4 May
Minorca (and Ibiza) could get the same early de-escalation treatment as Formentera.
Space, The Viral Frontier ...
For very different reasons, beach capacity is back on the agenda. There will be the need for space between people on beaches.
Did You Know
Words and more...
The young have their own slang because they don’t want old people (that is, their parents) to even get a gist of what they are saying to each other.
We’ve nearly done it...
As we head into what is forecast to be a hot May, life will start to return to normal.
Food for thought
Tips on best ways to cook asparagus
The classic way to serve asparagus is to have them tepid with delicate butter sauces or a vinaigrette — but not one made with virgen extra olive oil which would overwhelm the subtle flavour of the asparagus.
Let’s get this show on the road
Building a social media following is not an immediate fix, but whatever you have right now, you can improve on it.
The Tutor’s role – A support for the future
Effective tutoring works but it starts with the right connectivity in the first place.
Children go to bat for Rafa Nadal
Children appeal to the Spanish Government to allow Rafa back on court.
"Broadsword calling Danny Boy" and other lockdown television pleasures
As for myself, I have to say that the most exciting thing that happens to me during lockdown, is to be able to sit in a different room, in a completely different chair at differing times of the day watching stuff that I want to watch.