News of the day 3 November 2020
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Five day forecast in Mallorca

Weather

Mallorca Weather for Tuesday

It's mostly sunny across Mallorca today with light winds and highs of 24 degrees. To view the weather in real time from our webcams all over the island, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sponsors & collaborators of TaPalma 2020.

Food

High hopes for TaPalma

"TaPalma is a safe event and we invite the public to enjoy it..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Christmas in Palma.

Economy

Christmas shopping in the streets of Palma?

“We know that this Christmas will be very different and that is why we want to revitalise the streets.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists with their suitcases in Ibiza

Coronavirus news

Travel to Spain collapses as coronavirus hits

Coronavirus infections dissuaded many from traveling.

Reuters

Tourist coaches at Palma Airport.

Economy

Palma coach companies take drastic action

“The return of coaches is motivated by the gradual decline in activity, which will also affect employment..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A medical worker takes care of a patient infected with COVID-19 at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Ramon y Cajal hospital in Madrid

Coronavirus

Spain sets record COVID-19 case rise with over 55,000 new infections -health ministry

Spain's health minister Salvador Illa refused the region permission to impose a full lockdown.

Reuters

Roadworks on the island

Tuesday, November 3

The state of the roads on Mallorca

There are several roads on the island that have alternative routes or will be cut during some hours.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa Nadal getts cooking

News

Rafa Nadal interview to be broadcast this Friday

During the interview Rafa talks about a number of issues, including his career, pressure on the court and his wedding.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Cash Converters, Palma.

News

Second-hand shops are booming in Palma

For many people selling cherished belongings to second-hand shops is the only way to put food on the table.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Miguel Fluxà, president of Iberostar

Society

Pandemic affects Mallorca's hotelier richest people

Only one of Mallorca's hoteliers appears in the top ten of Spain's rich list.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Order to shutdown bars and restaurants come into force on Friday

Coronavirus

Rising COVID-19 cases push Spain's regions to call for tighter restrictions

Regional authorities cannot impose home confinement without central government authorization.

Reuters

Tourists in Mallorca

Tourism

Balearic foreign tourism fell 94% in September

Tourist spending fell by roughly the same percentage.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Claudine & Sean Connery at The Sea Club, Cala Rajada in 1964.

Entertainment

Remembering Sean Connery in Mallorca

“He was a peaceful, quiet man, nothing like the cold, calculating and violent James Bond..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Gathering in Minorca to save culture due to the coronavirus

Coronavirus

Spanish extends unemployment subsidies for arts and culture workers

Workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters

Help for airline

Help for Air Europa

Spain approves 475 mln euro aid package for Palma-based Air Europa

"In the case of Air Europa, the impact of the pandemic ... is evident, due to the drastic reduction in air traffic caused by reduced mobility and fewer tourist arrivals."

U.S. goes tothe polls

U.S. elections

Trump gains ground overnight in UK betting markets, Biden still favourite

Trump's odds of winning the election improved to 39% from 35%

Public sector workers protesting in Palma, Mallorca

Industrial relations

Unions warning of action against public sector pay freeze

Unions say that public sector employees will miss out on a two per cent pay rise.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

President Francina Armengol of the Balearics

Travel

Balearic government working on safe travel "entrance and exit"

President Armengol again clashed with Jorge Campos of Vox, who wanted borders closed to migrants.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Patricia Gómez, Balearic health minister

Coronavirus

Health minister defends testing of patients in Balearic hospitals

Not all patients, on admission to Son Espases, have been tested.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment

Viewpoint

The return of Farage

“Farage is in tune with what a sizeable part of Britain are thinking....”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

The far right virus

"More prolonged restrictions are starting to test the patience of a minority.."

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Strong gusts of wind were registered in Minorca in October where the port had to close down for 6 hours.

Weather

October Weather in the Balearic Islands

Mallorca was mostly dry in October although it was humid in the north of the Island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Free parking era in Soller

Spotlight on Soller

Our weekly spotlight on the Soller area

Find out what columnist Shirley Roberts has to say about Soller Valley this week.

Shirley Roberts

Students from BIC

Junior Bulletin

Virtual Open Days at Baleares International College

A Virtual Open Day is a great opportunity for you to learn about our School.

Baleares International College

The Vuelta a España cycling event

Enjoying Majorca

The tragedies of Mallorca’s cycling pioneers

In 1955 the Vuelta was able to become established, and it has been staged ever since.

Andrew Ede

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