News of the day 18 June 2020
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Consell & the Serra de Tramuntanas, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

A mixture of sunshine, rain and strong winds forecast for Majorca on Thursday. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Eating outside carries low to medium risk of Covid-19 infection.


Should You or Shouldn't You?

Flying in a plane, dining at a friend's house and going to the beach are medium risk activities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism is the main driver of the Balearic economy.


Balearic economy contracted 4.5% in the first quarter

The Confederation of Balearic Business Associations points to there being a "recession scenario".

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Ben Miles sets new World Record.


Put the pedal to the metal

Majorca Non-stop Cycling on a Fixed Bike record is added to the Guinness Book of Records.

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Parking spaces used as terrace extensions.


Give them an inch...

Palma business accused of flouting the terrace extension rules.

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Dr Fernando Simón, Director, Centre for Coordination of Health Alerts & Emergencies


A Testing Time?

PCR tests unlikely to be carried out at Airports in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart.


Forces Sweetheart Dies

Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103.

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Prime Minister Sánchez on Thursday.


Over 4,000 million euros for Spain's tourism industry

The Spanish government has presented its plan for tourism industry stimulus.

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Juníper Serra statue, Ventura, California.


Calls to fell statue of Majorcan Saint

Shock and disbelief in Petra as activists call for destruction of Juníper Serra statue in Ventura, California.

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Police raid on El Pablo gang in Palma.


Police raid homes of El Pablo gang

Simultaneous raids carried out several homes of the El Pablo Gang in Palma.

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Sineu's Mucada (or fiesta of the Much) won't be happening this August.


Municipalities agreeing not to hold fiesta mass events

The town halls are wanting to avoid events that typically bring in large numbers of people from elsewhere on the island.

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The Punta Negra, which is being sold to Mandarin Oriental.


Hong Kong hotel group buying Punta Negra Hotel

Mandarin Oriental is to invest 135 million euros in the Costa d'en Blanes hotel.

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2nd immigrant patera in 24 hours spotted near ses Salines


2nd Immigrant boat intercepted

The Guardia Civil has intercepted a second boat with illegal immigrants onboard.

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Patients to consult experts by phone at Primary Care Health Centres


Big Changes At Primary Care Centres

Primary Care Centres in Palma update their procedures and delegate more responsibility to Nurses and Administrative Staff.

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The scene of the murder of Sacramento Roca in November 2018.


Highest murder rate of women in Spain is in the Balearics

The Balearics record for gender-based violence isn't good.

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At least 657 new coronavirus infections detected at Toennies meat factory in western Germany


Almost 700 workers at a German slaughterhouse test positive for COVID-19

Health authorities in the local municipality of Guetersloh promptly placed about 7,000 people under quarantine.


Weather in the Balearic Islands


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Only some areas had some rain but mostly the sun was shining.

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News / Comment


Home alone

The world is more divided than ever despite having a common enemy.

Jason Moore


The Balearic divide

Obviously Spain is heading into recession but it does not look like it in Palma.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
How to make Mung Bean Dahl


Get cooking with the American chef in Majorca

Why not have a go at this vegetarian easy dish!

Jeff Harter

Jan Dexter

Majorca Mallorca

Business Focus

I believe more long term rentals will become available over the next few months however I do not believe the price will necessarily drop.

Vicki McLeod

Tourists are seen in a hotel swimming pool in Playa de Palma.

The Blog

Why Majorca was always going to be first

Under normal circumstances, Germany outstrips the UK in terms of numbers of tourists coming to the Balearics by around one million.

Andrew Ede

The sofrito.

Food & Wine

Fruit and veggies five times a day is so easy

A successful sofrito calls for a good amount of olive oil.

Andrew Valente

A fillet steak at €12 — what a lucky day.

The Restaurant Review

A fillet steak for 12€ - a bargain!

Today’s restaurant is one of the busiest in Palma, playing to full houses for lunch and dinner six days a week.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 18 June 2020