News of the day 4 June 2020
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Palma, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

Cloudy, wet and very windy in Majorca on Thursday. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Finance to reactivate tourism is not enough.


State finance for tourism industry "insufficient"

A contrast is made with the French government's direct aid package for the tourism industry.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Kate McCann & Madeleine.


New suspect linked to Madeleine McCann disappearance

German Police say they've identified a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Enaire flight route proposals rejected.


New flight route proposals rejected

Enaire's new flight route proposals have been rejected for environmental reasons.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Diver missing in Calvia.


Search launched for missing diver

Search and rescue operation launched for diver missing in Calvia.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Municipal Nurseries reopen on June 15.

Child Welfare

Municipal nurseries will reopen on June 15

Children can go back to nursery in Palma on June 15.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain to open land borders with France & Portugal.


Land borders with France & Portugal to open

Spain is opening land borders with France & Portugal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

What does the summer hold for Magalluf?


Summer uncertainty for Magalluf

The tourism of excesses decree is just one issue for Magalluf.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The policing system is intended to make more officers available for Playa de Palma.


Report criticises excessive cost of Palma summer police reinforcement

Cost of policing rose by up to 45% because of a system change last August.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Madeleine McCann.


Madeleine McCann Update

German Prosecutor says he's convinced that Madeleine McCann is dead and a German sex offender is the prime suspect.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Flat rates for flights have been discussed for several years.

Air travel

Balearics again calling for flat rates for mainland travel

The Spanish government is also being urged not to apply the air tax to Balearics flights.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Marroig, Majorca.


Temperatures soared in May

Aemet says the Balearic Islands were hotter than usual during the month of May.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Illetes, Majorca.


Beaches will be closed if they're too crowded

Calvia City Council says access to beaches close to Palma may be limited because of overcrowding.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The social dialogue working party meeting on Thursday.


Government urging changes to ERTE to help tourism

An immediate requirement is for ERTE to be hotel-specific and not apply to whole hotel groups.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Barcelona airport


Spain to investigate airlines which haven't offered refunds for cancelled flights

Under EU rules, airlines must offer to reimburse customers whose trips were cancelled within seven days of the cancellation.


Parents demand face-to-face classes resume in September.


Parents demand face-to-face classes in September

A group of parents have written to the Education Department demanding that face-to-face classes resume in September.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Demonstrations have been held worldwide in tribute to George Floyd.


Mass protest in tribute to George Floyd on Sunday

Palma rally in tribute to George Floyd will begin at 1800 on Sunday in Plaza del Mercat de l’Olivar.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Las Canteras beach


Spanish minister says land borders to open, prompts confusion

Frontiers with France and Portugal have been shut to most people since Spain went into lockdown.


Police on patrol in Palma.


A busy Wednesday for Police & Guardia Civil

Several people were arrested for breaking the State of Emergency restrictions and an airline passenger was refused entry to Mallorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

No more daily coronavirus updates in the Balearic Islands.


No more daily coronavirus updates

No more daily coronavirus updates for the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The Balearic Islands experienced some showers and storms that were brief.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Brits abroad

“While the rest of Europe appears to be pulling clear...Britain is still struggling....”

Jason Moore


Spanish heroes honoured

A big round of applause please for Spain awarding top honours to medical staff.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle

Majorca Mallorca

Shannagh’s Shakshuka

Today’s sneak preview is of a wonderful dish: Shakshuka.

Vicki McLeod

Daily life in Barcelona

The Blog

The battles of the de-escalation

De-escalation battle lines are being drawn.

Andrew Ede

Making a chicken Kiev is relatively easy, so long as you don’t overcook it.

Food & Wine

What happened to chicken Kiev?

Chicken Kiev was originally called ‘tsiplenokovo po-kievski’.

Andrew Valente

The canelones were up to à la carte standard.

The Restaurant Review

The best ever menú del día

So what’s it like to eat in a restaurant in the post-virus era?

Andrew Valente

Sport / Other Sports
Majorcan Rafa Nadal


Nadal says he would not travel to U.S. Open in present circumstances

Nadal thinks tennis faces a tough challenge to restart.


Edition of 4 June 2020