News of the day 1 May 2020
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Deya, Mallorca


Good morning from Majorca

It will be hot, sunny and very windy in Majorca on Friday. We are already registering 26.7ºC in Sa Pobla today.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mahon mayor Héctor Pons speaking on Thursday.

Town halls

Mahon providing 1.5 million euros in crisis aid

Sixty-two initiatives are being planned to combat the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Unemployment rises


Spain's GDP, battered by pandemic, to contract 9.2% in 2020 - economy minister

Unemployment for 2020 was forecast to rise to 19%, easing to 17.2% in 2021.


Palmanova-Magalluf, Majorca


Looking for a holiday? Why not visit the other Balearic Islands!

Tourism Sector offering Inter-Island Package Tour Holidays for residents of the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather and outdoors


Reasons to be cheerful!

Check out which municipalities are excluded!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ciutat Jardín beach


Don't Go In The Water!

Swimming is still banned in the Balearic Islands because of Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London


Britons fear leaving homes even if lockdown lifted, poll shows

More than 60% are uncomfortable to out go once restrictions are eased.


Cut & Go Disinfection Cabin


Cabin Fever

The Majorcan Company, Cut & Go is manufacturing disinfection cabins.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New study of lockdown compliance in Spain


New study of lockdown compliance in 10 Spanish Cities

New study shows which of the 10 biggest Spanish Cities obeyed the lockdown rules and which ones did not.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Woman in Plaça d'España, Palma.


5 more Covid-19 fatalities confirmed

The Ministry of Health confirmed 5 more coronavirus deaths in the Balearic Islands on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

281 coronavirus deaths in Spain.


Covid-19 Death Toll below 300 for second day

Less than 300 coronavirus deaths in Spain for the second day in a row.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sonia Vivas of Podemos and Sergio Rodríguez of Vox have never seen eye to eye.

Town halls

Rejection of Vox Palma proposals for cuts and salary freeze

Vox also wanted cuts to spending on "ideological and non-essential" items.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Not a usual Labour Day.


'Atypical' Labour Day in the Balearics

There were no Labour Day marches and demonstrations; a virtual approach was needed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Iago Negueruela, Balearics minister for the economic model, tourism and employment.


Government wanting tourism ERTE extension to end-October

The government argues that special treatment for the tourism sector is justified.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
The older generation

Frank Talking

Who are you calling old?

I think the best thing for a person of a ‘certain’ age to do, is to ignore that fact; that’s it, ignore it and if at all possible, why not lop 5 to 10 years off your age at every opportunity, even if that takes you perilously close to puberty?

Frank Leavers


Holiday season

“A tourist season without millions of tourist would have been unthinkable...”

Jason Moore


Selfish Palma council

A proposal to freeze councillors’ wages has been rejected, thanks.

Humphrey Carter

In the final of the Copa del Rey, Eto'o celebrates one of his goals.

Decades of History

We Are The Champions

In the second look back at the Bulletin's almost sixty years, we highlight how sport has been covered in the paper's pages.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Eat well, fuel your body with healthy and nutririous food

Majorca Mallorca

Mental Health Matters

We are all in this together, and we are all having bad days and good days, reach out and tell someone how you are feeling.

Vicki McLeod

Tortilla De Patata (Spanish Omelette)


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

The famous Spanish omelette (Tortilla de patatas).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Save The Med

We talked about buying local, now let’s start growing local!

Save the Med helps bring the sea a little closer to all of us!

Save The Med

Associació Tardor working hard to provide ‘takeaway’ food during lockdown

Life in Lockdown

The C Word

Latest figures suggested there were around 94,000 people in a situation of social exclusion, and over 200,000 more at risk of the same. COVID-19 just made these horrifying figures multiply.

Sarah Forge

Hotel reception.

The Week In Tourism

De-escalation a disappointment for the tourism industry

The Balearic government is working with Madrid on an ERTE that is specific to the tourism sector.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 1 May 2020