News of the day 5 August 2020
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Santanyi, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's hot and sunny in Majorca with light to moderate winds. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Juan Carlos I & King Felipe VI


No immunity for former King Juan Carlos

Former King Juan Carlos announced on Monday that he was leaving the country.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

New shopping centre planned for Palma.


Green light for new shopping centre

Afedeco and Pimeco proposed the creation of a large shopping centre in Palma during the last legislature.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British Airways passengers at the Airport.


UK quarantine is lethal for tourism & the economy

The increase in coronavirus outbreaks in Spain is not helping to convince the British Foreign Office to lift its travel advisory or persuade the Government to eliminate its quarantine measures.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's service sector


Spain's services sector grows in July in modest rebound from lockdown - PMI

Wednesday’s data showed only muted growth and “most worrying of all, incoming new business failing to regain meaningful traction as the economy opened up.


Temperatures rise in the Balearic Islands.


The temperature's rising again!

Hot days and warmer night forecast in the Balearic Islands and the rest of Spain over the next few days. Take a peek at the weather where you through our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vicente Moreno during a Real Mallorca match

La Liga Football

Vicente Moreno leaves Mallorca to take over as Espanyol’s new manager

Espanyol finished 20th in La Liga after a nightmare season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma.


British Foreign Office destroys hopes of air bridges

British Foreign Office says update based on increase in coronavirus clusters in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish King Juan Carlos waves


Spain's ex-king told friends his exit is only temporary, papers say

A Royal Palace spokesman and a lawyer for Juan Carlos both said they had nothing to say.


The decree allows expansion within grounds but not the building of more rooms.


Hotel decree continues to divide government parties

The hotel decree was part of a set of measures for economic reactivation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

There are bubbles for the inmates at Es Pinaret.


Six coronavirus infections at Palma youth reform centre

Health controls at Es Pinaret are tight, but there are no controls outside.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Alleged Instagram scam being investigated.


Police investigate alleged Instagram scam

The scammers are estimated to have gleaned more than 70,000 euros in addition to free products, meals, hotel stays and gifts.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

UVAC Coordinators, Es Molinar.


Vast majority of new Covid-19 cases are asymptomatic

A total of 449 active coronavirus cases were confirmed in the Balearic Islands on Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Temperatures are starting to climb once again.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Complaints about deer in Majorca.


Farmers complain about deer eating everything in sight

The former Llucmajor Mayor says the Ministry of Environment tried to cull the deer at the end of 2016.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorcan dancers in Alaró.


Calls for more culture at summer festivals

MÉS per Mallorca has called on the Island's Municipalities to add more culture to summer festivals to keep the Sector afloat.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cancellations followed the UK government's quarantine announcement.


UK tour operator bookings fell more than 70% last week

The UK quarantine announcement had an obvious impact.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Disinfection against the virus.


Nursery school closed because of coronavirus case

One of the children was found to be positive.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Islands excluded from Swiss quarantine for Spain

There's to be a ten-day quarantine for travellers arriving from Spain.


Holiday / Lifestyle
Last session before summer break

The Blog

The fifty-nine go on holiday

Given this, here’s a question? Do they still receive their living allowance for the inconvenience of having to be based in Majorca?

Andrew Ede

Getting ready for the upcoming school season

Notes from the classroom

Getting off to a Fast Start

Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it. - Marva Collins

Julie Holdsworth

People cooling in the pool

Frank Confidential

Is it hot enough for you? Plus - cloudy swimming pools and wasps!

Why is it always “stinking hot”?

Frank Leavers

Sport / Other Sports
ATP 500 - Mexican Open


Nadal to skip U.S. Open due to COVID-19 concerns, entries announced

The Madrid Open, which was scheduled to take place from Sept. 12-20, was cancelled on Tuesday due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the Spanish capital.


World Cup trophy to Spain's team captain Casillas during the award ceremony


Spanish World Cup winner Casillas calls time on career aged 39

Casillas, 39, has not played any competitive football since he suffered a heart attack during a training session last year.


Edition of 5 August 2020