Good Morning from Majorca
It's a gorgeous sunny day in Majorca with temperatures in the high 20's and low 30's and a nice breeze in most places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.
Clarification for school outbreaks
Schools may be partially or completely closed and quarantine applied, depending on the origin of the infection.
Protocol for Schools
Parents will be asked to sign a responsibility declaration confirming that they will follow all health protocols.
Flu shots crucial in 2020
The Balearic Government has bought 37% more flu vaccine doses this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Some terrace permits withdrawn
The Federació d’Associations de Veïns says most of the complaints have been about bars and restaurants in Santa Catalina.
Irishman facing jail time
The Prosecution is asking the judge to jail the defendant for two and a half years.
No agreement on ERTE extension expected in Palma next week
The national minister for employment will be in Palma next week for talks about ERTE.
Majorca property prices highest in Spain
The cheapest place in Spain to buy property is Extremadura where the average price of property in the most expensive street is 383,100.
All you need to know about the weather in Majorca
The heat wave continues today across the Balearic Islands.
13% of positive cases in the Balearics are minors
In April, the percentage of positive cases among the under-18s was 1.9%.
Partido Popular calls for Balearics "health, education and social plan"
The PP leader says that President Armengol has more or less stated that the government's not to blame for the current situation.
State of alarm
Regions not considering state of alarm for now
Murcia has been the first region to request army track and trace assistance.
Balearics coronavirus figures for 27 August
The number of people in hospital has decreased, despite a record number of new cases.
Selective lockdowns being suggested for four municipalities
As well as the four municipalities, nine areas of Palma could be subject to selective lockdowns.
Jet2 cancels holidays to the Balearics for the rest of the summer
Jet2 Balearics bookings for next summer are looking strong, "and we cannot wait to be back doing what we do best".
Forget air corridors
I think it’s time for the government to face facts, there will be no UK air corridors.
Food and wine
Famous sauce is really a dish
Romescu is almost certainly one of Spain’s most famous sauces, used mainly for fish although it also pairs nicely with some meats, especially rabbit.
The restaurant review
Sweet and sour and so superior
Chinese restaurants started to become popular in Palma in 1968 they were soon serving an ersatz version that became a total cliché. I went off sweet and sour pork and stopped ordering it.
A great influence in Practical Parenting
For many of us the ‘best’ moments are when our children do something we weren’t expecting.
Letizia and that bag
Away from Majorca, the media was full of praise for the Queen, and the fashion pages lapped up the images of her with what was being described as her “favourite” bag.
“First the aircraft carrier without planes and now the army without tanks...”