News of the day 20 August 2020
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Cala Torta, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's hot and sunny in Majorca today with cloudy intervals and moderate winds in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

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Hotel Riu Concordia, Majorca.


Hotels start closing their doors

Large hotel chains in Majorca, such as Barceló, Meliá, Riu and Iberostar, will hold out as long as possible.

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'Party boats' have been banned in the Balearics since June 2019.


Crackdown on 'party boats'

New Resolution forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages on tourist boats.

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Some parents are worried about putting their kids back in school.


Time to get back to school

"We have to get children back to school because it is very important that they do not lose social skills, routines and conflict resolution," says Child Psychologist.

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Angela Merkel, German Chancellor.


Berlin confirms soaring Covid-19 infections

The number of coronavirus infections per day in Germany is virtually the same as in April.

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Spanish Royal Family in Petra.


Queen Letizia criticised over fashion choice

There are only three linen looms in the world and all of them are in Majorca.

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Progreso En Verde campaign to stop horse exploitation.

Animal Welfare

Horse cruelty campaign

Progreso en Verde is calling for the horse-drawn galleys to be replaced with electric vehicles.

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Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

It's heating up and temperatures continue to rise.

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The town hall's request for disinfection collaboration.


Outbreak of over fifty cases in Santa Maria

On Wednesday, the town hall announced that there were 51 active cases.

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One of the two boats that arrived in Majorca


Migrants test negative for coronavirus

The twenty-three migrants arrived on two boats on Wednesday.

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Fake news - a matter for the Balearic parliament.


Balearic parliament to debate proposal to tackle fake news

The proposal includes the creation of a commission to develop a "regional strategy" against disinformation.

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Testing at a health centre.


Thirty-eight coronavirus outbreaks over the past week

On Thursday, 194 new cases in the Balearics were reported.

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Deya, Majorca's most expensive.


Deya is Spain's second most expensive place for property

Eleven of the most expensive places in Spain are in the Balearics.

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Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.

Royal family

Juan Carlos's gift to Corinna was "out of love"

Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein has spoken to the BBC about Juan Carlos.

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Fire in Magalluf on Thursday.


Fire in Magalluf

The fire was classified as Level Zero.

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News / Comment


The King

“King Juan Carlos has been demonised in some quarters...which is unfair...”

Jason Moore


The art of diversion

Politicians are experts at the art of diversion but now is not the time.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
A camping site in Mallorca

The Blog

Camping: the missing part of the mix

Camping can coexist with hotels in Catalonia, but not here.

Andrew Ede

The chips were very much to our liking

The Restaurant Review

Worst dish ever in a restaurant

This week our Bulletin restaurant critic visits an Italian Restaurant in Palma.Find out what the verdict was!

Andrew Valente

A toddler having a tantrum

Practical Parenting

Terrible or terrific twos

I would argue that all ages are terrific, but based on the science that we have, I would encourage a language of terrific twos, rather than terrible twos.

Julie Waller and Barbora Sollerova

Skate under the sea.

Food & Wine

Skate season gets off to a good start

Skate is unique in that it must be kept for two or three days in the fridge to allow natural chemical changes to take place.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 20 August 2020