News of the day 22 July 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

It's very hot in Majorca today, don't forget your sunscreen!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

In pedestrianised areas, terraces cannot expand.

Bars and restaurants

Over 180 increased terraces in Palma will have to go

The terraces in question are mainly in squares, where space for pedestrians has been reduced as a result.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Observatory's future has been in doubt for several years.


Rental agreement for the Costitx Observatory

The Majorca Astronomical Observatory has been up for sale since 2017.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Indra's systems are in thirteen Spanish airports.


Spanish company providing Palma airport temperature control system

Indra is an information systems company which specialises in automatic test equipment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Carrer Punta Ballena, Magalluf.


Government accused of ulterior motives in street closures lawsuit

A copy of the lawsuit filed against the Government over the closure of businesses in 5 streets in Magalluf and Palma has been passed to PP, Ciudadanos and Vox.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cala Major Beach, Palma.


Popular beach closed to avoid overcrowding

A maximum of 1,250 people are allowed on the beach at Cala Major.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fountain in Plaza Constitució, Soller.


Public water supply cut off over Covid-19 infection fears

Locals regularly fill up bowls and jugs with water from the public supply.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Many hotels in Majorca may not open after all.


Hoteliers in a quandry over slump in bookings

Hoteliers in Majorca say they're receiving more cancellations than bookings.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Llucmajor, Majorca.


Police accused of not fining people without masks

Palma Local Police accused of not patrolling area of Llucmajor that borders Playa de Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

More people asked Càritas for help during lockdown.


2019 poverty figures were lowest in a decade

In 2019, 12% of the population was at risk of poverty, compared to the national average of 20.7%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Patrícia Gómez, Health Minister.


4 Covid-19 clusters confirmed in the last week

14 people tested positive for Covid-19 as a result of new outbreaks in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Proof of exemption from mask ruling required.


Proof of mask exemption required

Anyone exempt from wearing a face mask must carry a Health Status Declaration to prove it.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Fire risk index for tododay very high in Mallorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The minute's silence outside Palma town hall.

Gender violence

Minute's silences for murdered woman

Lillemor Christina Sundberg passed away on Tuesday, eight days after suffering a brutal assault by her husband.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

NIssan Barcelona


Spain's Industry Minister says there is "hope" about Nissan Barcelona closure

There is Hope About Nissan Barcelona Closure


Most operations were suspended during the state of alarm.


Waiting time for an operation has increased 90%

More than 3,500 patients have been waiting longer than six months for an operation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Marc Pons, second from the left, and Juan Pedro Yllanes, second from the right.


Balearics planning earlier total "decarbonisation" of energy

The original target for total decarbonisation was 2050.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

France Health Minister


Spain hopes no need to close French border over coronavirus

Tourism accounts for about 12% of Spain's economic output and with the pandemic wreaking havoc on the summer seaso.


The Guardia Civil are investigating the accident.


Worker dies after accident in Algaida

The accident was at a finca in Algaida.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Tourism blues

“It might be an idea to forget this season and start thinking about next year...”

Jason Moore


Tight-fisted airlines

I know the airlines are having a tough time but so too are passengers.

Humphrey Carter

Words and More

Did you know

The term ‘dog days’, so called because of the rising of the Dog Star (Sirius) between July and September, is a translation of the Latin ‘dies caniculares’.

Andrew Valente

Holiday / Lifestyle
Kits Playing with Water

Frank Confidential

Are People coming or going - Plus what drives you to Distraction?

Every week Frank Leavers our man with the dirty Mac and half empty glass of inexpensive vino is looking at what lies just below the sophisticated gloss of island life

Frank Leavers

Food for Thought

Slushy fruit ice makes the very best of coolers

The Spanish granizado is a concoction of slushy fruity ice which contains quite a lot of liquid so much that one starts off taking it through a straw before finishing it off with a spoon.

Andrew Valente

Carlos Moya

The Blog

Choosing the twenty most notable Majorcans

The Archduke Louis Salvador perhaps did more than anyone in promoting Majorca in the nineteenth century, but he was Austrian, having in fact been born in Florence.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 22 July 2020