News of the day 29 July 2020
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Palma Coastline, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's another hot, sunny day in Majorca with strong winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

UK airports following new quarantine rules

Coronavirus

UK quarantine could cost Spanish tourism 10 bln euros, says hotel association

On Monday he offered to pay for foreign tourists to take coronavirus tests as an alternative to the quarantine measures.

Reuters

Stephen Frears, British Film & TV Director at the 'Philomena' premiere.

Entertainment

Stephen Frears talks Movies, Brexit & Covid-19

“I can see that if you make a Contemporary Film you might have to put actors in face masks, but it’s very, very difficult to make them expressive," says Stephen Frears.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Travel

Meliá CEO: UK quarantine decision was "probably political"

Gabriel Escarrer of Meliá believes that the UK decision was "disproportionate".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

24 new coronavirus infections confirmed in the Balearic Islands.

Health

24 new coronavirus infections confirmed

There are 48 people in hospital with Covid-19 in Majorca and 7 of them are in the ICU.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Protest agains Magalluf street closures.

News

Protest against Magalluf street closures

The protesters are demanding more PCR testing for tourists arriving to Majorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Magalluf, Majorca.

Weather

Heatwave forecast to last until Saturday

The State Meteorological Agency, Aemet is forecasting highs of around 40º at least until Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

La Soledat, Palma.

Economy

Silicon Valley in Majorca?

Palma City Council plans to give La Soledat and Nou Llevant a complete overhaul.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma beaches finally have umbrellas and sunbeds.

Tourism

Better late than never!

Mar de Mallorca's contract is likely to be extended by at least a year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Queen Letizia arrives at Marivent Palace in Palma.

Culture

Queen Sofia has arrived at Marivent Palace

Staff have spent the last week cleaning and preparing Marivent Palace for the arrival of the Spanish Royal Family.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Stoke-on-Trent

Travel

TUI UK cancels holidays to Balearics and Canary Islands until Aug. 4

TUI UK has cancelled all holidays to mainland Spain until August 10.

Reuters

Roman City of Pol·lèntia, Alcudia.

Culture

Heartbreaking news for Archaeologists

The Ministry of Tourism has been forced to drop some of the projects that were to be funded with Tourist Tax money this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British man hospitalised after fall in Palma.

News

British man in serious condition after fall

The British man fell from a 3rd floor balcony in Palma Old Town.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

UK signs vaccine deal with Sanofi & GSK.

Health

British Government signs Covid-19 vaccine deal

It's the 4th vaccine deal signed by the British Government.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

The Balearic Islands are under Orange Alert Because of the high Temperatures.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Boris Johnson

Coronavirus

Britain has no alternative to quarantine yet, minister says

Britain does not yet have a viable alternative to imposing a 14-day quarantine on travelers.

Reuters

A man watches British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's press conference

Travel

Heathrow tells UK do passenger testing or lose 'quarantine roulette'

Heathrow Airport, once Europe's busiest airport, called on Britain to urgently back a passenger testing regime.

Reuters

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Kick in the teeth

“The islands feel that they have been given a kick in the teeth by an old friend...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Being "decisive"

There has been a "decisive" volte-face.

Andrew Ede

MANUEL FRAGA

The Blog

It’s all in the messages

In the Franco days, the minister of tourism combined this portfolio with information. Manuel Fraga is the name we remember.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Aerial view of the Rafa Nadal Academy 2021

Advertisement feature

The Rafa Nadal Academy, the perfect sports destination

The Rafa Nadal Academy is the one of the world’s leading centres for tennis, and for British people who go to Spain for sport it is one of the top destinations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Words and More

Did you know

Alistair Cooke wrote the foreword of a Bedside Guardian, a collection of the previous year’s reports.

Andrew Valente

Cucumber

Food for Thought

Cucumbers really are extremely cool

The cucumber’s few vitamins and trace elements are mainly in the skin, so we should eat them unpeeled when possible.

Andrew Valente

Hotels

Frank Confidential

A Balearic 'buggers muddle' - plus tennis torture and zebra crossings

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. Come on folks; tell our Frank what’s really happening in Majorca.

Frank Leavers

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