News of the day 21 July 2020
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Palmanova-Magalluf, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's very hot and sunny in Majorca with moderate winds in some places.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Balearic government has included holiday rentals in its health regulations decree.

Holiday rentals

Holiday rental licences could be withdrawn because of health regulation breaches

The main issue is with parties held at holiday rental properties and breaches of capacity regulations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

As with so many sectors, retailing has been negatively affected by the crisis.


Eighty small shops in Palma's centre have not reopened

Palma town hall initiatives to help small retailers have "not materialised".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Teachers accuse the Ministry of Education of being irresponsible.


Ministry of Education accused of taking unnecessary risks

Teachers claim lack of space in classrooms means contagion is inevitable.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain to get 140 billion euros from European Recovery Fund.


€140 billion to fight Covid-19

“It is a great agreement for Europe and for Spain," said Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections since lockdown ended.


Marked increase in Covid-19 infections

18,564 coronavirus infections in Spain since lockdown ended a month ago.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Several winemakers in the Balearics have applied for State aid.


Aid for winemakers

26 winemakers in the Register of Designation of Origin in Pla i Llevant and Binissalem will not harvest their grapes this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Nursing Home, Palma.


Elderly turfed out as Nursing Home closes

The Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Nursing Home is closing down on October 15.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The flags were taken down after Sa Pobla police intervened.

Historical memory

Fined 2,000 euros for displaying Francoist flags

The flags appeared on a street in Sa Pobla in late April.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Baby dies after falling into swimming pool.


Baby dies after falling into a swimming pool

The child was rushed to hospital on Sunday in critical condition.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Civil Protección Officers in the Balearic Islands.


51 fined for not wearing a face mask on day 1

Fines for not wearing a face mask range from 25-100 euros, depending on the behaviour of offenders.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Fire risk index for today very high in Mallorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Balearic parliament on Tuesday.


Balearic government not contemplating tax increases

The Balearic government might not be looking at tax increases, but the Spanish government is.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe


Pressure mounts on Spanish king to act on scandal allegations

Spain's Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos' involvement with a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia.


The husband was in court last week.


Woman attacked by her husband dies of her injuries

The attack on the 52-year-old woman took place on Monday last week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pedro Sanchez


Spain's coronavirus rate triples in three weeks after lockdown easing

The occurrence of the novel coronavirus has jumped from eight cases per 100,000 inhabitants at the end of June


EU leaders summit in Brussels


Spain to receive 140 bln euros from EU recovery fund, half in grants

Spain will use the proceeds to encourage investment in its economy's digital transformation, the transition into greener energy sources and education, Sanchez said.


Arancha Gonzalez Laya


No talks on closing borders with EU countries, Spanish minister says

French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Sunday did not rule out closing the border with Spain.


News / Comment


The new Magalluf

“Now is the time for Majorca to decide what type of Punta Ballena it wants...”

Jason Moore


Did Germany pull the trigger?

The story behind the resort closures is an interesting web of political rumours.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Violinist Vasko Vassilev returns to Majorca with a new show


Violinist Vasko Vassilev returns to Bellver Castle with ‘Pasión Flamenca’

Update: There will only be one showing now on Wednesday, August 5.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma.

The Blog

Ham, beer and changing tourism

Hoteliers in Playa de Palma are demanding that there is a change of model for two streets which undermine a quality image that is wanted for the resort area.

Andrew Ede

A lesson in composition. Lancia, Jeep, Golf & Cadillac flanked by a couple of rather tasty wheels

Focus On Cars

Fine Speeding

Find out what has been going on in the world of cars this week!

Robert Klevehagen

The Sun

Spotlight On Soller

The comings and Going in our world

The rationale behind all this is that in Soller Square the businesses pay the Town Hall for all space they occupy outside their premises.

Shirley Roberts


Enjoying Majorca

The “Victory” of Alcudia: Which Victory?

Alcudia received its honour for a very different reason. It was granted in July 1523 by Carlos I of Spain, who was also Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Other Sports
Gareth Bale


Bale's agent says Real Madrid forward will not leave the club

"Gareth Bale will not leaveReal Madrid this season", barnett said


A Doctor from A Coruna


La Coruna v Fuenlabrada postponed over COVID-19 - statement

Second division match between Deportivo La Coruna and Fuenlabrada was postponed on Monday after several Fuenlabrada players tested positive for coronavirus.


Edition of 21 July 2020