News of the day 16 October 2020
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Playa de Palma, Majorca.


Your Weather Forecast for Today

It's a sunny Friday in Mallorca with light winds and a noticeable drop in temperature in some places. To view the weather across the island in real time from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Paguera, Mallorca; shooting of two people


Paguera shootings: murder now suspected

The 37-year-old man apparently shot the woman at point-blank range before turning the rifle on himself.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People wear protective face masks as they make their way

The Week in Tourism

Travel criteria: Has Europe passed the test?

Five months on, we come to the latest recommendations.

Andrew Ede

Lloseta Mallorca recreational area


Natural recreational areas in the Balearics are closed

There are forty-seven recreational areas, many of them in the Tramuntana.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bars and restuarnts close in Barcelona


Spain adds 13,300 COVID infections, Catalonia to shut bars, eateries

"Spain is stabilising, but the territorial differences are important."


Palma Safe Beaches app launch


Palma Safe Beaches app receives digital industry award

The app was developed in "record time" by a Smart City Palma multidisciplinary team.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

: A man wearing a protective mask takes a photo in front of El Prado museum in Madrid


Spain's Prado drops painting from female expo after artist revealed as man

The "Invitadas" exhibition, which translates as female guests, opened last week with the aim of reflecting on the role of women in Spanish art between 1833 and 1931.


Flowers are seen where the plaque was removed


Spain's right secures removal of plaque honouring anti-fascist leader

Madrid's leftist Mas Madrid party said it would go to court to challenge the city hall's decision to remove the plaque.


Otto Skorzeny

Northern Spotlight

Something didn't happen: the Barcares beach club

Find out what project has been withdrawn, the sunloungers in Puerto Alcudia, a film about Hotel Formentor and events taking place in the north this week.

Andrew Ede

View of Palma, Mallorca


Sant Jaume is Palma's wealthiest district

The average net income in the wealthiest district was more than double that of the poorest.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Kitesurfing in Mallorca


'Indian summer' coming to Mallorca

Highs up to 26 degrees by the middle of next week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Covid testing Menorca


Balearics coronavirus figures for Friday

Friday's positive test rate is almost half what it was on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

President Armengol of the Balearics (left)


Bar closures not being contemplated for the Balearics

Balearics not looking at following the example of Catalonia.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Flu vaccination in Mallorca


Health minister urging people to get a flu jab

The percentage of people in risk groups in the Balearics who typically go for a flu jab is one of the lowest in the country.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Antigen testing, Balearics


Rapid antigen tests now available to Balearic health centres

The Balearic government has ordered 850,000 rapid tests.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Civil War bomb in the sea off Mallorca


Bomb in the sea off Cala Gat is deactivated

The bomb had been spotted on the seabed by a recreational diver.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Puerto Alcudia beach, Mallorca


The first or last of the German tourists: the week in Mallorca

German tourists were back, an iconic club was up for sale, and the tourism minister was all for airport tests.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Thank you

“Doctors, nurses and medical staff deserve our daily praise...”

Jason Moore


The winter terrace test

As the weather starts to turn, bars and restaurants will feel the heat.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Pa amb oli

Out & About

Some Things Never Change

With people limiting their socializing the town has been even quieter than usual.

Peter Clover

Plain Sailing for the 60th Genoa Boat Show

Nauti Lady

A Glimmer of Life

This year’s boating calendar was left in tatters.

Sarah Forge

Chinese style chilli-spare ribs

Food & Fosh

Chinese style chilli-spare ribs

Marc Fosh offers us his third tasty recipe made with chilies.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 16 October 2020