News of the day 12 October 2020
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La Playa de Cala Blanca, Andratx.

Weather

Good Morning from Majorca

It's a sunny day in Majorca with cloudy intervals and light winds in some places. To view the weather across the island in real time from our webcams, click here.

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Rafa Nadal kissing his wife, María Francisca Perelló.

Sport

Rafa celebrates with a kiss

Rafa Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open.

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Police crackdown in Ibiza.

Crime

Police crackdown in Ibiza

On Sunday, 24 people were also sanctioned for not wearing face masks, according to the City Council.

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Vicenç Thomàs, President of the Parliament & Rosario Sánchez, Finance Minister.

Economy

Debt riden Balearics proves that charity starts from home

The Balearic Government has been calling for the financing system to be changed for years.

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Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma.

Health

New survey critical of Government

49.4% of residents disapprove of President Armengol’s management of the coronavirus pandemic and 31.9 percent approve.

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Pakita Ruiz.

Sport

Paquita Ruiz is riding high

One of Pakita's dreams is to win the Moto2/ssp600 World Championship.

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El Museo de Can Planes, sa Pobla.

Culture

Change of name for art festival

The El Museu Can Planes event has enticed some big names from the art world to Sa Pobla.

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Bank of Spain offices in Palma.

Banking

Half of bank branches have disappeared since 2008

Mergers and online banking are contributing to the loss of local branches.

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Closed shops in Palma, Mallorca

Economy

Balearics lost 13% of businesses in the second quarter

There is a warning that the second quarter loss is a precursor of what will happen over the coming months.

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Francina Armengol, President of the Balearic Government.

Culture

National Day Holiday

The October 12 celebrations have been reduced to an austere military act in the Patio de la Armería del Palacio Real because of the Covid-19 State of Emergency in Madrid.

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Plaza Gomila, Palma.

Economy

Investors lining up in El Terreno

Camper Group broke ground earlier this week on its ambitious project to construct 29 homes and shops in El Terreno.

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Son Llàtzer Hospital, Palma, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Monday

The positive test rate has gone up to over eight per cent.

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Protest against Spanish government in Mallorca

Politics

Hundreds protest in Palma against the Spanish government

The protest was organised by the Foro Baleares with the participation of Vox.

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Economy

Balearics among Europe's most vulnerable regions because of the pandemic

The European Committee of the Regions says that economic recovery plans have to be adapted to regions' specific needs.

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Holiday rental accommodation, Balearics

Holiday rentals

Holiday rentals fared better than hotels in July and August in Mallorca

The percentage falls in numbers of holiday rental tourists were much lower than for hotels.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Majorca’s small businesses need help

It’s been tough on tourists who lost their holidays this year, but they can come next year, it’s not the same for businesses.

Humphrey Carter

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