News of the day 4 August 2020
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Playa de Palma, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's mostly overcast 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

Holger Pool costs 25 euros per person for 15 minutes.

Tourism

Rent a private pool for the day!

The average rental price for a private pool in Majorca is 20 euros, per person, per day which doesn't include extras such as meals, towels, sunbeds, tables and chairs.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia.

News

Rumours are rife about where King Juan Carlos is moving to

Letters written from King Juan Carlos to his son and King Felipe’s reply were published by the Palace on Monday

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Juan Carlos de Borbón, former King of Spain.

News

Departure of King Juan Carlos headline news

Speculation is rife about where King Juan Carlos is living.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

EasyJet restarts its operations

Travel

EasyJet adds flights as summer bookings rise

Plans to fly 40% of capacity for rest of summer, up from 30%.

Reuters

71,547 out of work in the Balearic Islands in July.

Employment

Fewer people unemployed in July

The highest number of people unemployed in July were from the Services Sector.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren

Travel

UK government should consider regional quarantines, easyJet CEO says

The quarantine rules are deterring new bookings.

Reuters

Queen Sofía arriving at Marivent Palace.

News

Queen Sofia will not be joining her husband in exile

Doña Sofía arrived at Marivent Palace a few days ago with her eldest daughter, Infanta Elena, and her sister, Princess Irene.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Migrants arriving in the Balearic Islands.

News

More migrant boats being intercepted

26 boats with more than 300 migrants onboard have arrived already this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Club Cala Barca Hotel, Santanyí.

Tourism

Club Cala Barca Hotel is closing

Guests with reservations at the Club Cala Barca Hotel will be offered accommodation at the Albufera Park Hotel in Playa de Muro.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Five day forecast in Mallorca

Weather

All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Some rainfall was registered on Ibiza and a few isolated raindrops hit Majorca earlier in the day.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma, Majorca.

Tourism

New disability recommendations for Tourist Destinations

The recommendations cover four different areas: Travel Planning & Protocols; Transport; Accommodation, Bars & Restaurants and Tourist Activities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Travel

Over 800,000 flights analysed in residents' discount report

The cost to the Spanish government more than doubled when the discount was increased to 75%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Royal family

Royal family's Majorca holiday to begin this weekend

The royal family will arrive in Palma either on Friday or Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Over 100 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

The Balearic health ministry attributes the increase to contact-tracing and testing.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Health

Son Espases adding emergencies' staff and opening more beds

There has been overcrowding in emergencies, while beds on wards were not being used.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Tourists walking around Palma's Cathedral

The Blog

The crisis and pointless comparisons

The figures will tell all. How long will it be before they are like those quoted above?

Andrew Ede

Viewpoint

Heartbreak hotel Majorca

The situation is starting to get soul destroying with no green shoots on the horizon.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

Common sense and consistency

Everything points to the quarantine remaining for Spain, but with some safe health corridors with the Canaries and the Balearics.

Andrew Ede

Viewpoint

Cleaning up after the king

While the hunt is on the “runaway king” he has left plenty to resolve in Spain.

Humphrey Carter

Viewpoint

The good guys of travel

The UK quarantine for the Balearics and the Canaries was the killer blow.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Miles Davis at the Festival of Jazz in Palma

Enjoying Majorca

Before and after: Miles Davis and jazz in Majorca

Miles Davis played Palma in 1986. The "before" of jazz in Majorca had the regime to contend with.

Andrew Ede

Ready to sail

Spotlight on Soller

August brings reality

Here in my sollerweb world, we are still going strong.

Shirley Roberts

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Food & Fosh

Cooking With Flames

Open fire cooking and fine dining have become firm friends in recent years and chefs around the world are slowly returning this age-old art form.

Marc Fosh

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Nan's Days Out

Nan’s Day Out to a village with many parts

Son Sardina of old was part of a huge Possessio – a Manor house employing all the locals on its lands, churches and main house.

Shirley Roberts

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Gardening

Gardening In Majorca

Dont forget to water the compost heap occasionally, that will help the decomposition through the summer.

Dorothy Loeffler

Some of the colourful American Car Club lined up at the start.

Focus On Cars

The New Thursday

This year the memorial consisted of a July car show, early evening drive and dinner.

Robert Klevehagen

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