News of the day 10 March 2021
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Hipotelss, Playa de Palma Palace, Mallorca.

Coronavirus news

Germany lifting Mallorca flight restrictions

“Since March 1 there have been more reservations than cancellations for the summer season on the island.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rooftops in Palma.

Latest headlines

Palma City Council wants temporarily expropriated apartments

“We are in a situation where access to housing is unsustainable for the vast majority of families, so any mechanisms that improvement the situation are good news..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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International

I still don't believe Meghan, says Piers Morgan after leaving job over remarks

"Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I'm off to spend more time with my opinions."

Reuters

Tourists heading to Mallorca.

Latest headlines

Spain says vaccine passport ready by May

"Vaccine passport will show traveller´s Covid record..."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Passenger shows negative PCR test upon arriving in Madrid

Coronavirus news

Spain's Amadeus to deploy vaccine document upload for airlines

Balearic and Canary Islands were possible locations for the test-run of such digital health passports.

Reuters

Billionaire’s megayacht lady moura interior photos

Latest headlines

The 'Lady Moura' mega yacht returns to Palma

The ‘Lady Moura’ was built by the famous German shipyard, Blohm & Voss in 1990.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Woman running in Palma park.

Latest headlines

44% of Balearic women harassed whilst exercising outside

46% of women who took part in the study said they were scared of stalkers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People travel from Los Angeles Airport amid coronavirus pandemic

Majorca tourism

British travellers barred from Spain until March 30

"Only residents and Spanish nationals can travel to Spain..."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fire at the Nautical Club in Can Picafort.

Latest headlines

Can Picafort yacht blaze alarm, one person overboard

The firefighters, as well as the Civil Guard and the Local Police, have been deployed to the scene and have cordoned off the area.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The 90/180 day rule

Brexit

British businesses and families being hit by Brexit travel rules

‘180 days in Spain’ campaign to challenge the new limit on how many days British residents can spend in the EU have highlighted a host of problems.

Humphrey Carter

the former Lord Mayor of Westminster

Brexit

“We may not be in the EU but we’re still Europeans, the 180-day rule has to be resolved...”

“I’ve contacted four different lawyers in Mallorca, each one has a different answer and the Spanish Embassy in London is closed due to Covid..."

Humphrey Carter

Balearic President Francina Armengol during the press conference

Majorca tourism

"We will be the top holiday destination in April and May," says Balearic President

"We will be the top holiday destination in the Mediterranean over the coming months."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Andratx photo on 'España en el Corazón' Facebook page

Latest headlines

Locals up in arms over Andratx photo

‘España en el Corazón’ has around 76,000 Facebook followers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The ex-President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso

Latest headlines

Madrid's leader quits, triggering snap regional election

The regional administration is in charge of health policy and is responsible for its own coronavirus response and vaccine rollout.

Reuters

Spain to produce Sputnik vaccine

Coronavirus news

Spanish government unaware of deal to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine

"At the moment we are not aware that any contract has been formalised for manufacturing in Spain,"

Reuters

Es Caragol, Colònia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca.

Latest headlines

Mallorca Weather Forecast for Thursday

It's mostly sunny in Mallorca with moderate-strong winds in some places and a top temperature of 20 degrees. Check our forecast for the next few days. To find out what the weather's like in other parts of Mallorca, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Protest by nightlife businesses in Palma, Mallorca

International

Nightlife calling for 800 million euro rescue plan

The Balearic government is said to have "marginalised" nightlife when it comes to aid.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Britain introduces hotel quarantine programme for arrivals from a "red list" of 30 countries, in London

Coronavirus news

Fraud, airport delays spur move for secure COVID-19 test document

"Pre-departure testing is in place to protect the health of the UK public."

Reuters

Health personnel in Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Wednesday

The cumulative incidence is close to dropping below 50.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign

Brexit

EU, UK in new skirmish over vaccines as post-Brexit ties sour

"This pandemic has put us all on the same side in the battle for global health. We oppose vaccine nationalism in all its forms."

Reuters

The director-general of public health in the Balearics, Maria Antònia Font

Coronavirus news

Any new restrictions to be applied according to health area

Adopting new measures by health area is how things were for a time last year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vaccination in Mallorca

Coronavirus news

55-year-olds to be vaccinated from Friday

Also the vaccination of people aged between 80 and 90.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
The strip in Cala Millor needs an update

Comment

Modernising the strips

But as with all strips, it is essentially a convenient concentration of bars, restaurants and shops.

Andrew Ede

Comment

Europe’s royals in strife

It’s not just the British royal family which is having a domestic crisis...

Humphrey Carter

Comment

I think we deserve better

“The British royal family should be setting an example...”

Jason Moore

Towards sa Calobra. Thousands of tourists take one of the most beautiful excursions every year!

Comment

So, will Majorca become a “five-star island”?

The style, the nature of tourism may change to some degree, but was this not the case pre-Covid?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
bellver international College

Community

Infants at Bellver International College

In Infants we read “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers to begin exploring floating and sinking which they enjoyed very much!

Bellver College

Potatoes from Sa pobla

Lifestyle

Best all-rounder of potato world

Some cooks, especially in restaurants, salt the chips as soon as they are taken from the oil, but that is a mistake: they will stay crisper for longer without the salt.

Andrew Valente

Reading Books

Lifestyle

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom

Writers, storytellers, parents, teachers and governments should remember that literacy must first and foremost be enjoyed if we are to engage our most reluctant readers.

Julie Holdsworth

Flao with "Prunes de Frare"

Lifestyle

Prunes: more than just a few laxative laughs

Prunes started to get a better press some 70 years ago when British people discovered the delights of French cooking.

Andrew Valente

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