News of the day 6 October 2020
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Puerto Andratx, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

It's partly sunny, partly cloudy in Majorca today but it should stay dry. To view the weather across the island in real time from our webcams, click here.

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A Juaneda clinic in Palma


Opposition to VAT for private education and health

Opinion is that applying VAT will result in greater public sector cost for the same services.

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Mallorca classroom with reduced capacity


Positive tests of Balearic pupils decreased over 30% last week

Incidence of coronavirus in schools is low; the situation is under control, "with practically no transmission".

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76% of Balearic Leisure Sector Workers in ERTE.


63.8% of Leisure Companies will fold this year

The Balearic Nightlife Sector generates an annual turnover of 1.4 billion euros.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Covid-19 Testing Unit, Palma.


More than 10 million PCRs carried out

The Ministry of Health reported 50,084 rapid antibody tests between the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and October 1.

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'The Batman'


Blockbuster delay is bad new for cinemas

Cinemas desperately need Hollywood blockbusters to attract mass audiences, otherwise they may not survive.

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CCTV image of incident in s'Arenal.


Man on trial for attempted murder

One of the victims claims the accident prevented him from securing a new contract with the Atlético Baleares youth.

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Benidorm holidays.


Bucket Price holidays

Tourism in Spain generates more than €175 billion, employs upwards of 3 million people and accounts for over 10% of the country’s GDP.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Solidarity Calendar.


Solidarity Calendars now on sale

The Calendar costs 10 euros and is available at

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President Francina Armengol of the Balearics


Armengol says health measures "are working"

In parliament on Tuesday, the government was attacked over the "worst" economic figures in the EU.

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Harvesting peppers in Mallorca


Majorcan paprika given European designation of origin registration

Pebre Bord de Mallorca / Pimentón de Mallorca has been registered.

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Son Espases Hospital emergencies


Balearics coronavirus figures for Tuesday

There are seven fewer patients in intensive care units.

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Inca, Mallorca


Active coronavirus cases up in only twelve Majorcan municipalities

There has been a notable decrease in the number of active cases in Palma.

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News / Comment


Government unity

“Probably the best way forward at the moment is with a unity government...”

Jason Moore


Difference doesn't matter

Minorca remains on Germany's travel blacklist at least until the middle of this month.

Andrew Ede

José María Aznar

The Blog

Aznar and the hostages to the past

Aznar is arguably the most active of the ex-prime ministers.

Andrew Ede

Did You Know?

Words and more…

The Oxford and Webster’s are extremely strict when deciding on the origin of a word and never give in to popular usage. If there is documentary proof of a word’s origin, it is given. If not, the word is said to be of ‘unkn origin’.

Andrew Valente

Walking in Majorca.

Frank Confidential

The hills are alive with the sound of... Walking!

One of the benefits of a regular walking regime, is that you can wear really sexy ‘walking-wear’ without feeling a fraud.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
They learnt about different climbing styles and techniques

Looking Forward

Just a thought – It’s a kind of magic

One of our climbers described his experience as ‘Insanely Cool’ and on reflection I am inclined to agree!

Margaret Morris

Benefits of being bilingual

Notes from the classroom

A Gift that Money can’t Buy

To give our children the bilingual gift in this globalised world gives them independence, choice and freedom.

Julie Holdsworth

Beetroot salad.

Food for Thought

Get moving to this beet

Beets are so nutritious they have superfood status.

Andrew Valente

Sport / Real Mallorca
Ante Budimir

Fan's View Extra

Mallorca’s manic Monday as transfer window shuts

The one that has got most Mallorca fans puzzled is Stoichkov’s move to Sabadell

Monro Bryce

Edition of 6 October 2020