News of the day 7 September 2020
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Stormy on Monday.


Good Morning from Majorca

While an orange alert is in place for the whole of Monday, the storm will clear and bring some sunny weather this afternoon.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Llucmajor's fairs will not be going ahead as normal.

Fairs and fiestas

Majorca facing an autumn without fairs

Fairs are expected to be cancelled completely or will have events that do not involve crowds.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The cost to rent deters young people from leaving home.


Fewer young people leaving home because of the cost to rent

On average, young people would have to devote their entire salary to the cost to rent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

In Son Gotleu, Palma, the incidence rate is the highest in the city.


Courts will need to authorise quarantine orders if necessary

The health ministry hopes for "voluntary cooperation", but there may be the need for "coercive imposition".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Torrential rain on Monday morning.


Emergency services called to 28 incidents in Majorca

Almost 100 litres of rain per square metre were registered at the Es Capdellà weather station.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Increased interest in obtaining boating licences.


Large increase in recreational navigation licences

Recreational boating is said to be ever more affordable.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The rain may also have influenced the delays.

Industrial relations

Delays because of EMT buses industrial action

There were delays of up to half an hour.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Police questioning the constitutionality of quarantine enforcement

The police union is also querying the passing of information about people who should be quarantining.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The exceptional measures will be for places like Son Gotleu, where there is a high incidence rate.


Government approves new coronavirus restrictions

Restrictions will include preventing people from entering and exiting certain areas, except for reasons such as going to work.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weather


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Majorca is in Orange Alert Because of a Great storm.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Testing in Minorca.


Balearics coronavirus figures for Monday

An average of just over 100 new cases for the three-day period.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Lifestyle

My Column

Fact and fiction in the Amis family

Whatever one may think of Martin Amis’s novels, one cannot deny that he has a gift for publicity.

Donald Trelford


Sunday Essay

Is being tough on Covid-19 denying certain civil liberties?

While the UK government fifed and faffed about for what seemed like ages, agonising over - let’s face it, a very limited lockdown - Spain went into full lockdown mode ... .

Frank Leavers

Yolanda Diaz and Gabriel Escarrer

The Week That Was

Yolanda at the table

The royalty was the national minister of employment, Yolanda Díaz, who only became minister because Pedro Sánchez had to dole out jobs to Podemos-

Andrew Ede


The dream team of the Soller Valley – a Humans of Majorca story

This week I spent my time in La Sal, a new venture in the Puerto Soller.

Shirley Roberts


Gardening In Majorca

We occasionally refer to old sayings as were used by farmers and gardeners of times past which frequently pointed to something quite obvious.

Dorothy Loeffler

Food and Fosh

Eat the seasons with llampuga

Seasonal fish that unfortunately have a very short season that runs from late august to October.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 6 September 2020