News of the day 15 July 2020
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Mondragó Nature Reserve, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's partly sunny, partly cloudy in Majorca with the possibility of afternoon showers in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Massive increase in requests for mask exemption.

Health

An avalance of requests for face mask exemption

Doctors say some people are wearing the same mask for longer than the recommended time.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Hana Jalloul, Secretary of State for Migration in Spain & Hugh Elliott, British Ambassador to Spain.

News

New message for British Nationals

A comprehensive Q&A document has been published in English and Spanish to help answer any questions UK Nationals may have.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Stormy weather in Majorca on Tuesday night.

Weather

Stormy weather

Grey skies and occasional showers forecast in Majorca for the rest of this week with sunny intervals in some places.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Attitude to Police could determine amount of fine for not wearing a mask.

Health

Attitude could determine fines for not wearing masks

Fines could range from 25 to 100 euros, depending on the circumstances.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Club and disco employees stage a demonstration in Palma.

Tourism

Employees stage a demonstration against club closures

At least 200 employees from clubs and discos that are closed joined the rally on Paseo del Born in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Environment

Plastics having "disastrous effects" on seabeds

Ninety-nine per cent of plastic waste in seas and oceans ends up on seabeds.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Bel Oliver's convenient new job

On Tuesday, the secretary of state for tourism got a new job with the UN. Meanwhile, there had been a revelation regarding the Covid "Responsible Tourism" seal.

Andrew Ede

Punta Ballena to close down

Tourism

Party is over in Punta Ballena

Breaking news: Ministry orders closure of all bars on popular Magalluf street

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Government closes establishments in Magalluf and Playa de Palma

The closure orders for Punta Ballena, "Schinkenstrasse" and "Bierstrasse" will last two months.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists partying without masks in Punta Ballena.

News

Bars, Restaurants & Shops shut down in Majorca hot spots

From Wednesday, all bars, restaurants and shops in Punta Ballena and Carrer de San Ramón will be closed for two months.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The Balerics islands are under Fire Alert in some points.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sanchez

Politics

Spanish PM sees "very difficult hours ahead" as EU summit nears

Spain is among EU member states whose economies have been hard-hit by the pandemic and which want two-thirds of the recovery fund to be in the form of free grants.

Reuters

Face Mask in Catalonia

Coronavirus

Thousands of Catalans return to lockdown as Spain fights new virus clusters

A judge finally approved the regional government's stay-at-home order for residents of the city of Lleida and six nearby towns.

Reuters

Beaches

Red flags at Palma beaches following heavy rain

A familiar story when there is heavy rain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Jet2 resumes operations

Majorca is one of the destinations for Jet2.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rosana Morillo, General Director of Tourism in the Balearic Islands

Tourism

Majorca party streets could be shut for 3 months

The new harsh restrictions in Carrer Punta Ballena in Magalluf and Ham and Beer streets in Playa de Palma are very bad news for local businesses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Barcelona considering bringing back restrictions

Mayor Ada Colau is ruling out a return to "total confinement", but "some measures" are being considered.

Reuters

Holiday / Lifestyle
Five cruise ships at Palma's port

Frank Confidential

Majorca tourism - the next twenty years and what might change?

For instance, will travel continue to be unrestricted, or could growing nationalism demand that tourists should stay at home as a matter of loyalty?

Frank Leavers

Gazpacho

Food

Gazpacho andaluz is Spain’s greatest and most travelled cold soup

The gazpacho andaluz is Spain’s most renowned cold soup and the ajo blanco of Málaga is a good runner-up in every way.

Andrew Valente

Bread

Did you know

Words and more

A ‘French loaf’, much appreciated by the English, was a long crisp loaf that is nowadays more commonly known as a ‘baguette’.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 15 July 2020
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