News of the day 4 November 2020
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Five day forecast in Mallorca

Weather

Mallorca Weather for Wednesday

It's mostly overcast in Mallorca today with scattered showers and strong winds in some places. To view the weather in real time from our webcams all over the island, click here.

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Donald Trump supporters in Miami

Politics

US election on a knife edge

Donald Trump is doing better than pollsters had predicted.

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Pig slaughter, Part Forana, Mallorca.

Agriculture

Group limit exception for Mallorca pig slaughter

The Agriculture Sector has described the Health Department’s conditions for the slaughter as "acceptable".

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José Antonio Navarro, Former Calvia Police Chief.

Crime

Former Calvia Police Chief asks to be acquitted

The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office is demanding that Navarro be jailed for six years and ten months.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Secar de la Real, Palma.

Crime

Murder in Palma

The suspect allegedly called his family at around 22:30 claiming that he’d been involved in a traffic accident in Cami Ca Na Verda and that his partner had been killed.

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Roadworks

Wednesday, November 4

The state of the roads on Mallorca

Check out the state of the roads due to closures, alternate routes and closures.

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Ibiza Airport.

News

Search for missing plane from Ibiza

The aircraft took off from Ibiza Airport on Tuesday at 18:45 and was scheduled to land at Reus airfield an hour later.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The 2020 U.S. presidential election in West Palm Beach

USA elections

Trump falsely claims victory with votes uncounted, rival Biden confident

Polls have closed and voting has stopped across the country, but election laws in U.S. states require all votes to be counted.

Reuters

Weather warning in the Balearic Islands.

Weather

Fires banned in the Balearics on Wednesday

Aemet has issued a warning for very strong winds from the east and northeast.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Calvia, Mallorca.

News

No Christmas lights in Calvia

To make up for the lack of Christmas spirit in the streets restaurants in the Municipality will be decorated and they'll offer set menus every weekend.

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Employment office Palma, Mallorca

Employment

Monthly unemployment in the Balearics rises six per cent

Compared with October 2019, the rise is by over 60%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Black Friday, Palma.

Economy

Black Friday in Mallorca

El Corte Inglés is forecasting a 35% increase in online sales on November 27.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma fire.

News

Apartment gutted by fire in Palma

A cat died in the fire in Avenida Gabriel Alomar y Villalonga in Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Work on the vaccine continues

Covid vaccine

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial results due this year but not there yet, trial chief says

A vaccine that works is seen as a game-changer in the battle against the coronavirus, which has killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid

Economy

Spanish unemployment rises in October as second wave of COVID-19 bites

Many still struggle to find work.

Reuters

President Francina Armengol of the Balearics

State of alarm

Government repeats: home confinement not needed at present

The situation in the Balearics is "much better" than in the rest of the country.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma Metro overcrowding

Transport

Complaints about Mallorca rail and Metro overcrowding

Specific incidents have led to overcrowding.

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Murder scene reconstruction: Palma, Mallorca

Crime

Reconstruction of Palma suspected murder

Antonio C.C. has been charged with murder.

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Dr. Javier Arranz

State of alarm

Balearics would close ports and airports before home confinement

There have been cases of people arriving from Madrid who have tested positive.

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Trump is not giving in.

Politics

Explainer: What might happen if U.S. election result is disputed?

Under the Presidential Succession Act, if Congress still has not declared a presidential or vice presidential winner by then, the Speaker of the House would serve as acting president. Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, is the current speaker.

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Testing in the Balearics

Coronavirus

Balearics positive test rate rises again

Balearics coronavirus figures for Wednesday.

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News / Comment

Viewpoint

Love Affair

“The British love affair with Majorca shows no sign of ending soon...”

Jason Moore

Viewpoint

Save small businesses

"I know it’s easier said than done but we’ve got to look around us and to the future.."

Humphrey Carter

Electric scooter

Frank Confidential

Scooters told to scarper! Plus - public or private? and our light fantastic

Our weekly contributor Frank Leavers shares how he feels about the electric scooter and asks what happens to the migrants that come to the island shores.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Gambas con gabardina

Food & Fosh

Tapa: Gambas con gabardina

Tapas can be as simple as you make them, slices of Serrano ham, marinated olives or fried anchovies.

Marc Fosh

Tree Designs and Splash Painting

Junior Bulletin

Outdoor learning Theme Week in The Academy Junior School

It was an amazing last week of the first half term at The Academy Junior School with all the students and teachers doing so many activities in the ‘great outdoors.’

The Academy School

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