News of the day 31 August 2020
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Playa de Palma, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's partly sunny, partly cloudy and cooler again today in Majorca today with overnight temperatures hovering around 15 degrees. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Squatters have taken over bank properties.

Economy

Bank properties occupied by squatters

Sareb is reportedly planning to invest around 116 million euros for the development of more than 700 homes in the Balearic Islands over the next 7 years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Storms in Majorca caused widespread power cuts.

Weather

Storm cleanup begins

Endesa staff have been working non-stop since noon on Saturday to restore electricity supplies through alternative routes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bernat Andreu & Sebastià Jaume with winning melon.

Culture

Biggest Melon Competition

The prize for the biggest melon was 250 euros and 100 euros for the runner up.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Galeus melastomus

Animal Welfare

Unusual shark discovered

One theory is that environmental issues caused by humans, rising temperatures in the Mediterranean and increasing acidity may have caused the animal to lose its skin.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus

Doctors union calling for a delay to the return to school

The Simebal doctors union is alarmed at the coronavirus incidence rate in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Playa de Palma, Majorca.

News

British & German Expats leave

“Some British retirees are going hungry and their dream has turned into a nightmare because Majorca is only affordable for a few now," says Age Concern.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sant Joan Nursing Home, Majorca.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak at care home in Majorca

Two fatalities and 75 positive cases (residents and staff) at the care home in Sant Joan.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather

Storms possible in the Balearics on Wednesday

Aemet says that there will be a general improvement as from today but that there could still be stormy conditions on Wednesday and Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police

Calvia police issue one hundred fines for not wearing masks

Among those fined were people on beaches who were also drinking.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Property

Home buying in Spain fell over 40% in the second quarter

The Balearics led the way (just) when it came to purchases by foreign buyers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourism

Hotels confederation wanting tourism industry emergency plan

A cross-ministerial commission is "essential" in order to "properly" address all the issues facing the tourism industry.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Lifestyle

Nan’s Day Out - Alcanada

This is the place for rock pools, fishing and children just messing about. A touch of the ‘Swallows and Amazons lives in Alcanada

Shirley Roberts

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Good news, please

“I think really, we could all do with some good news after months of bad headlines, one after the other...”

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
Mallorca Tomatoes

Gardening

Gardening In Majorca

I have surprisingly been receiving enquiries about the Christmas flower, the Poinsettia.

Dorothy Loeffler

School Year

The Week That Was

The long March of every child

Education minister Martí March was having to sort out the "vuelta al cole". Will all children now have to walk to school?

Andrew Ede

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Food and Fosh

Berries From Heaven

Recipe with Berries

Marc Fosh

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