News of the day 5 October 2020
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Javier Vich, president of the Palma and Cala Major Hoteliers Association

Hotels

Only a third of Palma's hotels expected to be open next month

All of Palma's hotels are normally open all year round.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Escorca, Majorca.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's mostly sunny in Majorca today with moderate winds in some places. To view the weather across the island in real time from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Seniors, Inca.

Health

Grim fatality figures at Nursing Homes

Two out every 10 residents who contract Covid-19 at Retirement homes in the Balearic Islands have died.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Menorca sunloungers stacked on a beach

Hotels

Full recovery for Minorca's hotels not forecast until 2023

Hotel occupancy in 2021 is expected to be "very low".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bellasombra in Plaça de la Reina in Palma.

Environment

Bellasombra stump removed

Analysis was carried out in 2018 found up to four pathogenic fungi in the bellasombra which is very sensitive to rot.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Guardia Civil & 2 detainees, Son Banya, Majorca.

Crime

Alleged drug traffickers facing stiff penalties

300 Guardia Civil Officers raided Son Banya in the early hours of the morning on April 25, 201.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Estate Agent window in Palma.

Property

Big apartments difficult to rent

ABSI says around 30% of holiday apartments have been changed to long term rentals.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Calle Velázquez, Palma.

Economy

Terrace permits for Calle Velázquez?

The irregular pavement that’s part of the design of Calle Velázquez makes it difficult to put tables and chairs outside the bars.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Camp de Mar, Mallorca, after a storm

Weather

Met agency says September was "warm"

The average temperature was slightly higher than usual, and there was a fair amount of rain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Stabbing in La Soledat, Palma.

Crime

Multiple stabbing in La Soledat

The men allegedly attacked each other with knives after an argument over a drug deal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A hotel in El Arenal.

The Blog

Premium Majorca: What lies behind

There is far more wealth broadly spread as a consequence of tourism, but will a transformational model predicated on luxury or premium bring about an improved balance to society?

Andrew Ede

Son Llàtzer Hospital, Palma, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Monday

Monday's figures for new cases and number of tests are always lower than the rest of the week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Magaluf businesses protest

Magalluf

Magalluf businesses accuse mayor of "lying compulsively"

The coronavirus pandemic "has suited the Balearic government, so that it can destroy Magalluf".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Working from home

Sunday Essay

‘Punching a puppy ’ and all change at the office!

“We have to think outside the box.”

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Pianist Magí Garciás

Enjoying Majorca

Nuredduna: Fiction or legend?

A most beautiful representation of Nuredduna is Remigia Caubet González’s statue near the Palacio de Congresos in Palma.

Andrew Ede

Dawn before the storm.

Spotlight on Soller

All about the light and cameras this week

Lighting occupied the coffee time chatter this weekend.

Shirley Roberts

Good turnout and well spaced at the Blue Nest in Port Adriano.

Focus on Cars

Lucky Strike

A few of us turned up last Thursday evening and brought 30 cars with us... That’s a nice turnout!

Robert Klevehagen

Sport / Real Mallorca
Valjent loses his head after scoring

Fan's View

Second home win on the bounce for Mallorca 2 - 0

Mallorca make the long trek up to Galicia to face Lugo next Monday at 16.00.

Monro Bryce

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