News of the day 10 August 2020
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Train passengers in Palma.


Budget cuts planned for 2021

"The economic effects of Covid-19 will affect Families, Companies and Public Administrations.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Local Police in Huesca.


Coronavirus infections soar again

Local Police evicted 66 people from a nightclub dance floor in Alicante in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Protesters hold a banner during a protest against Spain's monarchy


Protesters call for end to Spanish monarchy after former king's exit

"We have to clean up the system of corruption and we should start with the crown."


José Hila, Palma Mayor.


Mayor of Palma José Hila in isolation for Covid-19

Mayor Hila's meeting with King Felipe VI will be held by videoconference.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Spanish Royal Family visit Petra.


Royal support for Fra Junípero Serra

During the tour of Petra, Princess Leonor took a shine to a little girl in a pretty flower print dress, picked her up and gave her an affectionate hug.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Graffiti Artists tagged a Metro train at Palma Intermodel Station.


Graffiti Artist arrested

Last year Majorca forked out more than 680,000 euros for cleaning and repairs caused by Graffiti Artists.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia & daughters.


Not everyone is happy about the Royal visit

An anti-Royal banner has appeared in Plaza Major in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Policía Nacional, Palma.


Nightclub raided by Police

Customers were allegedly allowed to enter Playa de Palma nightclub via restaurant.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's former king, Juan Carlos


Most Spaniards think ex-King Juan Carlos should not have left, opinion poll finds

On Friday that Juan Carlos had travelled by private plane from Spain to the United Arab Emirates on Monday.


King Felipe and President Armengol on Monday.

Royal family

King hears Majorcan politician concerns at the impact of the virus

King Felipe met President Armengol and other leading politicians on Monday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Three members of staff at the Vilafranca health centre have tested positive.


Staff at the Vilafranca health centre are isolating

Eight of the staff, including two doctors, are isolating.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Spanish government looking at "exceptional" benefit for 700,000 workers

The exceptional benefit would be 430 euros a month for three months.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Protective gear is obviously still essential.


Two new deaths from coronavirus in the Balearics

These are the first fatalities in the Balearics for around three weeks.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Calvia police acting against nighttime beach parties

Three establishments have been reported and will be fined for breaches of the Balearic government's decree.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

My Column

Some blasts from the past

The Late Clive Ponting and the sinking of the Belgrano.

Donald Trelford

Holiday / Lifestyle
Fried egg.

Food & Wine

How to fry perfect egg

It’s essential that the white be solid and the part round the yolk has to be raised.

Andrew Valente

The perfect little squid were worth a 10.

Restaurant Review

Little squid were sheer perfection

I wouldn’t like the little task of naming Palma’s 10 best restaurants but if I had to do it El Viejo y el Mar would most definitely be there.

Andrew Valente

Three turtles rescued and a new project launched to reduce animal entanglement in ghost gear

Save The Med

Three turtles rescued and a new project launched to reduce animal entanglement in ghost gear

The turtles were brought to land and the entanglements were safely removed by experienced staff at the rescue center.

Save The Med


Food and Fosh

Stone Love

There are few fruits that come in such a panorama of shapes, sizes and colours and I really think sweet-sour, aromatic plums, bursting with flavour are a very underrated ingredient.

Marc Fosh

Aloe vera

Gardening Tips

Gardening In Majorca

With the garden in full flower and August in full swing you really could believe that there shouldn’t be that much to do other than simply sit back and enjoy it all.

Dorothy Loeffler

Edition of 9 August 2020