Balearics foreign tourism fell 87% in 2020
The Balearics would normally receive the second highest number of foreign tourists; this was not the case in 2020.
"Many days of pressure" yet to come in Balearic hospitals
The incidence rate is dropping, but there is still pressure on ICU in particular.
Should dogs be allowed to roam free in Mallorca's Natural Parks?
The Ministry of Environment launched an awareness campaign on social media websites to remind people about the regulations for natural parks in Mallorca.
Slowdown in cancer diagnosis in Mallorca during pandemic
A Ministry of Health study revealed that 34% of cancer patients suffered from anxiety or depression during confinement and 40% of patients are lonely.
WHO warns cancer cases will be almost 50% higher by 2040
"Fewer people have been able to complete their treatments and we anticipate that it will have an impact on the number of cancer deaths in the coming years..”
Good morning from foggy Mallorca!
"Spring-like weather and high temperatures still being forecast...."
Government will not ease Balearic restrictions despite drop in cases
"Government under pressure from local businesses...."
Watch out for the dance of the starlings in Mallorca
When the starlings migrate their diet changes from insects to fruit and they love olives.
Plan of action for Serra de Tramuntana
"It's not just traffic jams, there are other problems.."
Mexican steel magnate back from Mallorca to face graft accusations
A Spanish court late last year rejected Ancira's claim that he was the victim of political persecution, and ordered his extradition.
Rural tourism is booming in Mallorca
“In recent months occupation has been around to 80% in the 14 establishments that are open in Mallorca..”
World faces around 4,000 COVID-19 variants as researchers explore mixed vaccine shots
UK trials combining Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.
Will the Best of British meet up in Palma this summer?
"The two ships met-up last year in the Atlantic....."
Violinist Francisco Fullana to perform online concert
“It is not the same playing without the warmth and generosity of an audience, I miss that..”
Free Covid-masks could be torpedoed in Alcudia because of political spat
"The council has agreed to disagree....."
From 'Hamilton' to 'Promising Young Woman' diversity rules Golden Globe nominations
The Golden Globes are to be handed out at a virtual ceremony on Feb. 28, hosted by actors Tina Fey in New York and Amy Poehler in Los Angeles.
Five people test positive for Covid just days after having the two vaccine jabs
Balearic ministry of health launches invesigations.
Multi-million euro credit card scam broken up in joint U.S.-Spanish operation
More than 100 alleged members of the network were arrested in a trans-Atlantic operation.
Delivery riders protest against change to working conditions
In the Balearics, around 200 self-employed delivery riders work for online services.
Police seeking vaccination priority
Police want to be included in the second vaccination phase after the most vulnerable have been immunised.
Balearics wine production fell 25% in 2020
Rain in the spring and the late-August tornado affected production.
Spain to receive 1.8 mln doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in February
A technical committee is set to decide on Thursday whether or not to recommend the AstraZeneca shot be administered to elderly people.
Over 8,000 convictions for gender violence in the past fifteen years
The Balearics have the second highest conviction rate in the country.
Torre des Verger protection order extended
The Watchtower is being restored and should be open to the public again in summer
Spain considers making it easier to officially change gender
Spaniards will no longer have to undergo medical and psychological examinations and years of hormone treatment.
Mallorca Weather Forecast for Friday
Morning clouds and fog will clear by lunchtime in Mallorca and the sun will come out in the afternoon, but strong winds are forecast in some places. Check the forecast for the weekend. To keep up with the weather all over the island via our webcams click here.
Balearics coronavirus figures for Thursday
The test rate has dropped below five per cent.
Catalonia lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as infections fall
"We believe we are leaving behind the maximum peak of the third wave," Catalan health secretary told a news conference.
Hoteliers federation: half of Mallorca's hotels won't open this summer
Business associations are becoming increasingly critical of the government.
Anyone who "vaccine queue jumps" will be in serious trouble, says minister
Issue has split coalition Balearic government
Call for anti-corruption office to investigate "irregular vaccination"
The Partido Popular say there should be an investigation of alleged vaccination queue-jumping.
Resistencia Balear organiser "steps aside"
Victor Sánchez says that people will never be able to pay the fines.
In this afternoon's episode of The Mallorca Files...
Continue to watch The Mallorca Files which is screening on BBC1 at 14.45 today.
Out and about: Look for the silver lining
Peter Clover tries to put a smile on people’s faces by offering a moments escape from the gloom.
Endive: highly bitter but very low in calories
Andrew Valente on belgian endives, a most economical vegetable with low-cal content.
Films in English and Norwegian in Palma
New films to be screened in Palma over the weekend.
Enough is enough
Jullie Waller talks about a key to happiness: forgive yourself and stop comparing yourself to others.
Mallorca play away at Albacete this Friday
Mallorca have a 27-player squad with one objective on the table, promotion to La Liga.
Nadal continues to struggle with back problem ahead of Australian Open
The Spaniard was one of the top players who quarantined in Adelaide for 14 days after their arrival Down Unde.
Vaccine before holiday
Spanish experts and politicians fear the Minister for Tourism has jumped the gun.