News of the day 17 July 2020
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Can Picafort, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

Mostly cloudy in Majorca today with scattered showers in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tour Operators support closures in Playa de Palma & Magalluf.


Tour Operators back binge tourism crackdown

Tour Operators in Germany and the UK welcome the closure of infamous party streets in Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The best host ever, Geoffrey with Wellies regular Peter Stringfellow


RIP Geoffrey Kenion and thanks for the best memories

His name will forever be in Majorcan history.

Laura Stadler

Baggage Handlers threaten strike action.


Baggage handlers threaten strike action

Union Representatives claim luggage carts are a potential source of Covid-19.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British woman seriously injured in fall.


British tourist hospitalised

The accident happened at Fun Vista Mar Hotel in Santa Eularia.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fines for not wearing a face mask will be issued from Monday.


Fines for not wearing a face mask start on Monday

Police will be required to file a detailed report for each fine that's issued.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Almost 70 snakes caught in Majorca.

Animal Welfare

At least 70 snakes caught

Most of the snakes were located in the most central Municipalities of the Island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Carrer Punta Balena, Magalluf.


Sadness over street closures

The closures are in force until September 15, but could be extended if tourists continue to misbehave.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Cloudy intervals. Some showers in general weak, mainly in Mallorca in the afternoon.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Isabel Vidal and José Antonio Fernández de Alarcón, who were speaking on Friday.


Hoteliers criticise lack of police in Playa de Palma

The hoteliers are suggesting that problems which led to the closure of two streets could have been avoided.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Decisions on reopening bars and restaurants take account of whether hotels are also reopening.

Bars and restaurants

A third of bars and restaurants have not reopened

The Balearic Islands have the lowest percentage of bars and restaurants that have reopened.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's health minister, Salvador Illa.


Spanish government "not ruling out anything" in controlling coronavirus

There is to be "zero tolerance" of the likes of illegal street parties. The government wants to ensure that there is not "uncontrolled" transmission.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Health Minister


Some four million people in Catalonia urged to stay home as coronavirus cases jump

Four million people in Catalonia, including its capital Barcelona, to stay home.


EU leaders summit in Brussels


Spain's Sanchez says leaders have obligation to find a deal in EU summit

European Union leaders have an obligation to their citizens to reach an agreement on the EU recovery fund.


Leo Messi


After Messi tirade, what now for broken Barcelona?

Barca's president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said Setien will continue next season.


Real Madrid


La Liga title proves Zidane is more than smiling motivator

"He has been the key, he is the captain of this ship," said Real captain Sergio Ramos of his coach.


Closed in Playa de Palma.


German government expressed concern about tourist behaviour in Majorca

The German government had wanted to know what controls there were to deal with crowds of tourists and with tourist behaviour.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Punta Ballena strip in Magalluf closes its bars

The MDB debate

Was the Balearic government right to close the party streets in Magalluf and the Playa de Palma?

Do you agree with the new decision made by the Balearic Government?

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Letters to the Editor

Readers send letters regarding the new face mask regulation and the closure of Punta Ballena.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter



“The Balearic government needs to help local businesses...”

Jason Moore

Face Mask

Frank Talking

Face-Masks: The ugly truth!

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Frank Leavers

Sampling in the hospital

The Blog

Covid and the Age of Disenlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment was also the Age of Reason. Where did it go?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
The MARE presentation


MARE, the power of images to accelerate the conservation of the Balearic Sea

Professionals and amateurs can participate in MARE by taking pictures from the shore or below the surface of the sea.

Sara Garcia - Marilles Foundation

Adrian by his beloved ocean

Nauti Lady

The Sustainable Entrepreneur

“I want to live at the intersection of making products that make people’s lives easier, while also having a positive impact on the planet."

Sarah Forge

Sport / Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca vs Granada match

Fan's View

Real Mallorca relegated after 1-2 defeat

This is the fourth time I’ve seen Mallorca relegated since I got my first season ticket in 1984 and it doesn’t get any easier.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 17 July 2020