News of the day 30 October 2020
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Five day forecast in Mallorca

Weather

Mallorca Weather Forecast for Friday

It's a sunny Friday in Mallorca with temperatures in the low to mid-20's and a light breeze in most places. To view the weather in real time from our webcams all over the island, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Xylella Fastidiosa.

Environment

Bacteria has killed 79% of Mallorca's almond trees

A new study proves that the Xylella Fastidiosa plague has been present in Mallorca for more than 25 years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Jet2 CEO Steve Heapy speaking at Safe Tourism Forum in Palma.

Health

Ecotax money to pay for rapid Covid-19 tests in Mallorca?

"If we want to have a tourist season in the Balearics next year we must have an active health control system.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Firemen douse container blaze in La Soledad, Palma.

Crime

Palma police hunt suspected arsonist

The Robbery Group of the National Police is investigating both fires which experts believe were started deliberately.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain enters six-month state of emergency to tackle pandemic

Coronavirus

Spain records over 23,500 COVID-19 cases in biggest daily rise so far

Like other European countries, Spain has resorted to increasingly drastic measures to curb infections in recent days.

Reuters

Patera in Mallorca.

News

4 boats of migrants arrive in Mallorca

Breaking news: 3 of the pateras arrived in Cabrera and one just south of Portocolom.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Catalonia shuts down region's borders for 15 days

Economy

Spanish GDP rebounds from worst ever slump in Q3

The economy is still 8.7% smaller than a year ago.

Reuters

Patera in Mallorca.

News

Four migrant boats intercepted in Mallorcan waters on Friday

3 of the migrant boats were intercepted near Cabrera and one near Portocolom.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca Weekend Weather.

Weather

Mallorca Weekend Weather Forecast

A mixture of sunshine and clouds forecast for All Saint's Day weekend in Mallorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma Intermodel Station.

Crime

Man jailed for breaching lockdown in Mallorca

The first appeals against fines imposed for breaking the lockdown are also being processed in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Canary Islands don´t have curfew.

Coronavirus

Canary Islands impose negative COVID-19 test rule for tourists

"Hotels will require guests to present a certificate...."

Police didn´t fall for excuse

Latest headlines

Driver tries to pull a fast one!

"Motorist blames his excessive speed on the nightly lockdown....."

Cala Mondragó, Mallorca.

News

Anchors Aweigh in Mallorca

“These measures show a great ignorance of the Nautical Sector.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Aina Calvo, the Spanish government's delegate in the Balearics

Finance

Clash over 2021 investment in the Balearics

The Balearic government believes that Madrid is in breach of investment agreements.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar expansion.

Sport

Rafa Nadal Academy expansion on track in Mallorca

"Adults who come here for a week will have the certainty that they will be able to train and all of the boys and girls who are here all year round won’t miss any training days..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Reyes Maroto, Spain's tourism minister

Tourism

100 million euros investment for Balearic tourism sector

The investment will be "to promote pending transformation of the Balearic tourism model".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cat & mouse.

News

A game of cat and mouse

“It’s a reaction to fear and a strategy used by many animals.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Migrant boat in the Balearics

Migration

200 migrants arrive in one day in the Balearics

Seven of the boats were in Mallorca or Cabrera.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Llàtzer Hospital, Palma, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Almost 40% of occupied ICU beds are for coronavirus patients

Including ICU beds in private hospitals, there are 302 in all in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Police control in Manacor, Mallorca

State of alarm

Balearics one of four regions not to close borders

Ports and airports in the Balearics could be closed to inter-regional travel.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Graph showing new positive cases on the Balearic Islands

Coronavirus news

Increase in coronavirus incidence in the Balearics

The cumulative incidence per 100,000 has risen by 52 in the past seven days.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Owner of a bar in Manacor, Mallorca

Mallorca

Only fools and curfews: the week in Mallorca

The tourism minister was called a fool (allegedly); the citizens were being taken for fools; and curfew times were moving around.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Members of the Balearic government

Politics

Balearic government set for a restructuring

A reduction in the number of ministers could be on the cards in a few months time.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Reyes Maroto, Spain's tourism minister, with President Armengol of the Balearics

Tourism

Spanish government open to reduction in tourist VAT rate

Tourism business associations have been crying out for a cut to VAT.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

Passing the buck

"The Spanish PM is distancing himself from taking control of the pandemic.."

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Getting your package delievered at home is beginning to be the new normal

My column

Getting your package delivered or not?

Anna Nicholas’s second Majorca based crime novel, Haunted Magpie, is published this November. It will be available at Universal Bookshop, Portals Nous & Come In & Llibres Colom in Palma, also at all good UK bookshops & via amazon.

Anna Nicholas

Glass of red wine

Food & Wine

Autumn: it is red wine time

Bulletin columnist Andrew Valente shares with us how he goes about choosing his red wine when he goes to the supermarket.

Andrew Valente

Simone Burns and Simon Francis, Co-founders of Movero

For better health, Majorca’s the best fit

Bamboo clothing

Exercise is challenging enough, why make it less appealing with restrictive, irritiable, foul smelling clothes?

Simon Kenion Shears

Where to go eat this weekend

Gastronomy

Where to eat this autumn/winter in Mallorca

Planning on going out to eat this weekend? Here we give you some bars and restaurants are open near you.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Real Mallorca
Dani Rodriguez is "sandwiched" between two Malaga players

Fan's View

3-1 win ensures Mallorca stay on “easy street”

After our trip to La Romareda, it’s back to normal with just one game a week for the foreseeable future.

Monro Bryce

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