News of the day 30 September 2020
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Cala Font de sa Cala, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

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Cala Major hotel


Call for Europe-wide cut in "tourist" VAT rates

Hotel and hospitality organisations are advocating a five per cent rate.

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Calvia police


Costa d'en Blanes street lights vandalised

Calvia police have reported more people for flouting mask-wearing regulations.

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24 tons of hashish confiscated by Police.


Massive drug bust

An investigation was launched after a tip off that Bulgarian drug traffickers were using Majorca as their base.

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Graphic image of Plaza del Oratori de Sant Telm.


Special Port Plan amendment

“This modification will allow the existing public space to be expanded by almost 1,000 square meters, which will open the city to the sea,” according to Councillor Truyol.

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Francina Armengol, President of the Balearic Government.


Government agrees to Covid-19 Audit

"This Government would be willing to submit to it because it trusts in its management," said President Armengol.

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Son Bunyola, Banyalbufar, Majorca.


Branson estate extension approved

Sir Richard told the Majorca Daily Bulletin he wants to build the most luxurious hotel in the Mediterranean.

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Sir Richard Branson.


Branson's Super Luxury Hotel

Sir Richard told the Majorca Daily Bulletin that he wants to build the most luxurious hotel in the Mediterranean on his 251 hectare estate.

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Mallorca family lockdown

State of alarm

Survey finds effective management of emotions during lockdown

Reconciling work and family life was more of an issue than usual during the lockdown.

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Berlin is one of the epicentres of the pandemic in Germany.


Germany tightens restrictions as infections soar

Fines of at least 50 euros will be imposed on anyone who gives false ID information at bars and restaurants in Germany.

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Puerto Andratx Yacht rescue.


Rescue operation launched as yacht sinks

Helicopter rescue launched in Puerto Andratx.

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High seas in Es Mercadal, Minorca.


Another storm coming

The storm is expected to hit the islands around noon and last at least until 18:00.

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Punta Ballena, Magaluf


Closure of Punta Ballena establishments extended

Playa de Palma and Magalluf streets were effectively closed in July.

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Son Llàtzer Hospital, Palma, Mallorca


Son Llàtzer will be able to increase number of ICU beds

More nurses are being recruited at Son Llàtzer Hospital.

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Temperature testing in Puente de Vallecas, Madrid


Palma one of 63 municipalities where mobility restrictions could apply

Criteria for mobility restrictions have been set for municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

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Plastic products


Disposable plastic products legislation delayed until March

The state of alarm has caused the delay to the legislation coming into force.

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Balearic health minister Patricia Gómez


New restrictions for the municipality of Ibiza

There won't expressly be a restriction on mobility in Ibiza.

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News / Comment


Neglecting Minorca

Minorca should have come out of coronavirus lockdown earlier than Majorca and Ibiza, but it didn't.

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What a story!

“Antonio must be the only Majorcan to take part in the Falklands war...”

Jason Moore


Juan Luis Vives, a professor at Oxford

He was introduced to the court of Henry VIII as a counsellor to and compatriot and friend of Catherine of Aragon, and he was to tutor Princess Mary.

Miquel Ferrà i Martorell

Holiday / Lifestyle
A rainbow over Mancor de la Vall.

Fairs and fiestas

Look to the Rainbow

It has just been announced that this years Dijous Bo, the largest, busiest and most popular fiesta on the entire island, has been cancelled.

Peter Clover

The fiestas of Sant Miquel in Calonge with the dances of the archangels and the demon

Fairs and fiestas

How to create a tradition

During the next few weeks we will bring you a series of articles regarding fiestas and traditions that haved occured during September and how they came to be in different villages in Majorca.

Andrew Ede


Food & Wine

Pomegranate: the greatest autumn fruit

The removal of pomegranate seeds is one of those culinary jobs that can be messy.

Andrew Valente

A boy dressed up as a doctor

Practical Parenting

When I grow up!

What did you want to be when you grew up? How has that worked out for you?

Julie Waller and Barbora Sollerova

Edition of 30 September 2020